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Fish 'n' TRIMs

Louis Du Pasquier

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University of Basel, Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, Vesalgasse 1, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:50  doi:10.1186/jbiol150

Published: 29 May 2009


A novel diversified multigene family of tripartite-motif (TRIM) intracellular receptors with putative antiviral activity has been identified in teleost fish and published in BMC Biology. The history of these receptors involves ancient linkage to paralogs of the major histocompatibility complex, and the family has invertebrate precursors.