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)

Identification and characterization of chicken interleukin-16 cDNA.

Interleukin-16 is an inflammatory cytokine synthesized as a precursor protein (pro-IL-16). Based on sequence data from an EST cDNA library prepared from intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes of Eimeria-infected chickens, we identified a cDNA that contained a full-length open reading frame of pro-IL-16. The encoded protein, predicted to consist of 607 amino acids, showed 86% sequence identity to duck pro-IL-16 and 49-52% identity to various mammalian homologues. By Northern blot analysis, IL-16 transcripts were identified in chicken lymphoid tissues but none of the non-lymphoid tissues examined. A recombinant protein containing the 149 C-terminal amino acids of pro-IL-16, expressed in COS-7 cells, showed chemoattractant activity for splenic lymphocytes.[1]


  1. Identification and characterization of chicken interleukin-16 cDNA. Min, W., Lillehoj, H.S. Dev. Comp. Immunol. (2004) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities