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Molecular cloning and expression of feline interleukin-16


Leutenegger, C M; Huder, J B; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina; Lutz, Hans (1998). Molecular cloning and expression of feline interleukin-16. Mitochondrial DNA: Part A, 9(1):59-63.

Abstract

Human IL-16 (hIL-16) is a homotetrameric cytokine with chemotactic properties towards cells expressing the CD4 receptor. This chemotactic cytokine plays an important role in attracting cells of the immune system to the site where CD8+ T-cells were activated for example by a foreign antigen. In addition to the chemotactic activity, hIL-16 also induces expression of IL-2 receptor, increasing the responsiveness to IL-2 and therefore implying a role for specific expansion of the CD4+ T-cell population in an area of induced inflammation. In this report we describe the cloning, sequencing and the expression of feline IL-16 (fIL-16). At the nucleotide level, fIL-16 shows 84.6 and 84.5%, on the amino acid level 93 and 91.5% identity to the human and African green monkey (agm) IL-16, respectively.

Abstract

Human IL-16 (hIL-16) is a homotetrameric cytokine with chemotactic properties towards cells expressing the CD4 receptor. This chemotactic cytokine plays an important role in attracting cells of the immune system to the site where CD8+ T-cells were activated for example by a foreign antigen. In addition to the chemotactic activity, hIL-16 also induces expression of IL-2 receptor, increasing the responsiveness to IL-2 and therefore implying a role for specific expansion of the CD4+ T-cell population in an area of induced inflammation. In this report we describe the cloning, sequencing and the expression of feline IL-16 (fIL-16). At the nucleotide level, fIL-16 shows 84.6 and 84.5%, on the amino acid level 93 and 91.5% identity to the human and African green monkey (agm) IL-16, respectively.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:March 1998
Deposited On:28 Dec 2016 11:22
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 08:10
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1026-7913
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3109/10425179809050026
PubMed ID:9773277

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