- Alternative adaptive immunity in jawless vertebratesBrantley R Herrin
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Immunol 185:1367-74. 2010..The definition of common features of the VLR-based and Ig-based systems offers fresh insight into the evolution of adaptive immunity...
- Definition of a third VLR gene in hagfishJianxu Li
Emory Vaccine Center and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:15013-8. 2013..The demonstration of three orthologous VLR genes in both lampreys and hagfish suggests that this anticipatory receptor system evolved in a common ancestor of the two cyclostome lineages around 480 Mya. ..