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Humoral Immune Responses to Various Antigens in the Asterids: A. gibbosa and A. rubens

Michel Leclerc1
  • 1 Universite d’Orleans, France

Abstract

Immunizations with various antigens of the sea stars Asterina gibbosa and Asterias rubens produce specific humoral immune reactions which initiate the antibody factor. This antibody factor is correlated with kappa genes and could be composed of 4 kappa chains. It is the first time that such phenomenom was described in an invertebrate.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 8 No. 4, 2012, 196-199

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.196.199

Submitted On: 17 September 2012 Published On: 15 February 2013

How to Cite: Leclerc, M. (2012). Humoral Immune Responses to Various Antigens in the Asterids: A. gibbosa and A. rubens. American Journal of Immunology, 8(4), 196-199. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2012.196.199

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Keywords

  • Invertebrate
  • Immunogenesis
  • Phylogenesis
  • Sea-Star
  • Model
  • Echinoderma