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Immunol Lett 2013 Mar 01;1511-2:68-70. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2013.02.003.
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Evidence of complement genes in the sea-star Asterias rubens. Comparisons with the sea urchin.

Leclerc M , Kresdorn N , Rotter B .

The axial organ of the sea star Asterias rubens is a primitive immune organ. The B-like cells, when stimulated by various antigens, produce antibody substances correlating with Ig kappa genes, .On the other hand,component complement genes were found. For each component, one or several contigs were analyzed. It is said that Asterias forbesi, another sea-star, in earlier results, showed complement-like activity. A brief comparison with the complement system in sea urchin was performed, especially about the C3 component.

PubMed ID: 23454737
Article link: Immunol Lett

Genes referenced: LOC100887844 srpl