A cDNA of the complete coding region of rat IL-10 was cloned and sequenced using RNA isolated from a cultured population of thoracic duct T-lymphocytes obtained from Trichinella spiralis infected animals. The OX8- OX22-T-helper cells were stimulated in vitro with Concanavalin A for 24 hours prior to harvest. Reverse transcription of cellular RNA was primed with oligo-dT followed by amplification of IL-10 specific cDNA by polymerase chain reaction with synthetic oligo nucleotide primers chosen from two highly conserved regions of mouse and human IL-10. The sequence of the coding region of the amplified, cloned rat IL-10 cDNA is 90% identical to the mouse and 82% identical to the human IL-10 cDNA coding regions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 30 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology