Fish Shellfish Immunol 2021 Jun 31;113:51-60. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China; Laboratory for Marine Biology and Biotechnology, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266237, China. Electronic address:
Killer cell lectin-like receptor G subfamily 1 (KLRG1) is a receptor generally expressed on effector CD8 T cells or NK cells at terminal differentiation stage, and it will be highly induced for lymphocyte cytotoxicity upon pathogen infection or lymphocyte activation. However, little is known about the character or function of KLRG1 in lower vertebrates. In present study, we reappraised a molecule that previously defined as KLRG1 in the genomic sequence of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, and identified it as an atypical KLRG1-like molecule (defined as On-KLRG1-L), and illustrated its potential function serving as a marker representing effector T lymphocytes of fish species. Read More