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Table 5 Hirudo transcripts identified as putative homologs of immune genes

From: Construction of a medicinal leech transcriptome database and its application to the identification of leech homologs of neural and innate immune genes

Groups of Immune Factors TOTAL TRANSCRIPTS EMBRYO ONLY ADULT CNS ONLY MIXED
PRR pathway proteins 22 1 2 19
Pattern recognition Receptors (PRRs) 12 1 4 7
Antimicrobial response factors (Effectors) 11 0 2 9
Complement system 19 0 4 15
Clotting and fibrinolytic cascades 4 1 2 1
Cytokines 5 0 0 5
Cluster of differentiation related molecules 8 0 1 7
Related to vertebrate adaptive immune system 11 1 2 8
TOTAL 92 4 17 71
  1. Numbers of Hirudo transcripts identified as putative homologs of genes belonging to seven major groups implicated in the innate immune response, plus a group of potential representatives of the adaptive immune response. Most transcripts are assembled from both whole embryo and adult CNS EST clones, with ~3% present exclusively in the embryonic clones and ~18% exclusively in the Adult CNS. Identification of individual transcripts and the corresponding names of their putative homologs can be found in additional file 3.