In 1980, we discovered the sea star T and B lymphocytes in Echinodermata. In these last ones we discover also, after genomic studies, the IGKAPPA GENES in Asterids, in Ophuirids, and Crinoïds., The Fab fragment gene, The Fc receptor gene, the CR receptor gene and at last MHC genes. Among MHC genes, HLA-B, HLA-E genes, HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQB1 appear in the Echinodermata genomes except Echinid genome (much studied). We think it is a big- bang in the Science story.
Dr. Michel Leclerc was born the 31 th January 1941, at St Benoit sur Loire (Loiret, France).He possessed a DES in Biology, A doctorat ès Sciences in Immunology, and was director of the laboratory of "Immunology of Invertebrates" at Orléans University France.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
MHC genes, invertebrates, Echinodermata
SCIENCE / Biology