The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Cloning and characterization of a novel activating Ly49 closely related to Ly49A.

The majority of the known Ly49 family members have been isolated from either C57BL/6 (B6) or BALB/c mice. Interestingly, the anti-Ly49 Ab reactivities observed in 129/J mice are different from those of B6 mice. Furthermore, immunoprecipitation of 129/J NK cell lysates with YE1/32 and YE1/48, Abs specific for the inhibitory Ly49A in B6, resulted in detection of the activation-associated DAP12 molecule. These results indicated a need for a more detailed study of this strain. Therefore, a cloning strategy was devised to isolate Ly49 cDNAs from 129/J mice. An immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif-containing, Ly49D-related clone was discovered that we have named Ly49O, and one immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif-lacking, Ly49A-related clone was discovered that we have named Ly49P. No anti-Ly49 mAb reacted with Ly49O, whereas the molecule encoded by the Ly49P cDNA was found to react with YE1/32 and YE1/48. Ly49P was found to associate with mouse DAP12, and Ab-mediated cross-linking of Ly49P resulted in mouse DAP12 phosphorylation and Ca2+ mobilization, indicating that Ly49P is a competent activation receptor. Ly49P, therefore, represents a novel member of the Ly49 activating receptor subfamily.[1]


  1. Cloning and characterization of a novel activating Ly49 closely related to Ly49A. Makrigiannis, A.P., Gosselin, P., Mason, L.H., Taylor, L.S., McVicar, D.W., Ortaldo, J.R., Anderson, S.K. J. Immunol. (1999) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities