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Table 1 qRT-PCR expression of cathelicidin genes 1-7 in a range of healthy bovine tissues

From: Characterisation and expression profile of the bovine cathelicidin gene repertoire in mammary tissue

Tissue CATHL1 CATHL2 CATHL3 CATHL4 CATHL5 CATHL6 CATHL7
Ovary - + - + ++ - -
Fallopian Tube - - - - ++ - -
Testis ++ + - + +++ - ++++
Uterus - - - - ++ - -
Rumen + - +++ - ++ - -
Small Intestine - + + - - - -
Large Intestine + - ++ - ++ - -
Liver ++ + ++ ++ +++ - ++
Spleen ++ ++ ++ + ++ ++ ++
Lymph Node ++ + - - ++ ++ -
PBMCs - - + - - + -
Lung + + - + +++ + +
Mammary Gland - + - ++ ++ - -
  1. - denotes a lack of detectable gene expression, + denotes 2-20% mRNA expression relative to GAPDH, ++ equals 20-40%, +++ equals 40-60% and ++++ equals 60-80%.
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