Evidence for positive Darwinian selection on the hepcidin gene of Perciform and Pleuronectiform fishes
Hepcidin is a small cysteine-rich peptide that plays an important role in antimicrobial activity and in maintaining iron homeostasis in vertebrates. Here we report on the underlying mechanism that maintains high sequence diversities among the hepcidin-like variants of perciform and pleuronectiform f...
|Published in:||Molecular Diversity, Vol. 11, No. 3/4 (2007), p. 119-130|
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