Molecular cloning and sequence analysis of cDNAs encoding for Boophilus microplus, Haemaphysalis longicornis and Rhipicephalus appendiculatus actins

Itabajara Da Silva Vaz, Saiki Imamura, Chie Nakajima, Felipe Cardoso De Cardoso, Carlos Alexandre Sanchez Ferreira, Gaby Renard, Aoi Masuda, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Misao Onuma

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Abstract

The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of the actins from ticks, Boophilus microplus, Haemaphysalis longicornis and Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, have been determined. Nucleotide sequence analysis showed open reading frames of 1128-nucleotide-long encoding proteins of 376 amino acids with a predicted molecular weight of 41.82 kDa each. Comparison between the nucleic acid and deduced amino acid sequences as well as structural and phylogenetic analyses of these genes confirmed the high similarity among actins from ticks in comparison to other species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalVeterinary parasitology
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Actin
  • Boophilus microplus
  • Haemaphysalis longicornis
  • Rhipicephalus appendiculatus
  • Tick

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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