Comparative study on retinoic acid-inducible gene-I of humans and bats

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In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers cloned and functionally characterized the virus ribonucleic acid (RNA) sensor, retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I), from the microbat Myotis daubentonii (Yangochiroptera suborder) and the megabat Rousettus aegyptiacus (Yinpterochiroptera suborder), and compared them to the human ortholog.

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