Cloning and sequencing of Indian Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) interleukin-3 cDNA

Thennarasu Sugumar, M. Harishankar, G. Dhinakar Raj

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Full-length cDNA (435 bp) of the interleukin-3(IL-3) gene of the Indian water buffalo was amplified by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and sequenced. This sequence had 96% nucleotide identity and 92% amino acid identity with bovine IL-3. There are 10 amino acid substitutions in buffalo compared with that of bovine. The amino acid sequence of buffalo IL-3 also showed very high identity with that of other ruminants, indicating functional cross-reactivity. Structural homology modelling of buffalo IL-3 protein with human IL-3 showed the presence of five helical structures.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunogenetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 12 2011
Externally publishedYes


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