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Record number 511182
Title Carp Il10a and Il10b exert identical biological activities in vitro, but are differentially regulated in vivo
Author(s) Piazzon, M.C.; Wentzel, Annelieke S.; Wiegertjes, Geert F.; Forlenza, Maria
Source Developmental and Comparative Immunology 67 (2017). - ISSN 0145-305X - p. 350 - 360.
Department(s) Cell Biology and Immunology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Gene duplication - Interleukin-10 - Paralogues - Teleost
Abstract The AuthorsWe recently reported on the functional characterization of carp Il10. We showed that carp Il10 is able to downregulate proinflammatory activities by carp phagocytes and promote B cell proliferation, differentiation and antibody production as well as proliferation of memory T cells. Taking advantage of the recent annotation of the carp genome, we completed the sequence of a second il10 paralogue, named il10b, the presence of which was expected owing to the recent (8 million years ago) fourth round of whole genome duplication that occurred in common carp. In the present study we closely compared the two Il10 paralogues and show that Il10a and Il10b have almost identical gene structure, synteny, protein sequence as well as bioactivity on phagocytes. Although the two il10 paralogues show a large overlap in tissue expression, il10b has a low constitutive expression and is highly upregulated upon infection, whereas il10a is higher expressed under basal conditions but its gene expression remains constant during viral and parasitic infections. This differential regulation is most likely due to the observed differences in their promoter regions. Altogether our results demonstrate that gene duplication in carp, although recent, led to sub-functionalization and expression divergence rather than functional redundancy of the Il10 paralogues, yet with very similar protein sequences.
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