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A True "Candidate Ig Kappa Gene" in the Sea-Star: Asterias rubens (Echinoderma)

Michel Leclerc1, Patricia Otten1 and Magne Osteras2
  • 1 Université d’Orléans-La Source, France
  • 2 Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland

Abstract

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 correlated with Ig Kappa gene. A candidate Ig kappa gene (IgK chain V-IV region S107B precursor) more convincing in term of genome was shown.

American Journal of Immunology
Volume 9 No. 3, 2013, 75-77

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2013.75.77

Submitted On: 29 June 2013 Published On: 20 August 2013

How to Cite: Leclerc, M., Otten, P. & Osteras, M. (2013). A True "Candidate Ig Kappa Gene" in the Sea-Star: Asterias rubens (Echinoderma). American Journal of Immunology, 9(3), 75-77. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajisp.2013.75.77

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Keywords

  • Igkappa Precursor
  • Sea Star Axial Organ