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British poultry science

Molecular cloning, expression and regulation analysis of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene in goose adipocytes.


PMID 23398417

Abstract

1. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine involved in lipid metabolism in adipose tissue. The objective of the study was to identify and characterize the IL-6 gene in the goose. 2. A full-length coding sequence (CDS) of the goose (Anser anser) IL-6 gene was cloned that encoded a 234-amino acid peptide containing a 38-amino acid signal peptide, an IL-6/G-CSF/MGF family consensus pattern and four conserved α-helices. The mature goose IL-6 showed 74% and 39% identities to that of chicken and human, respectively. 3. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis showed that the goose IL-6 was predominantly expressed in liver and was up-regulated in adipocytes by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and oleic acid.