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Open Access Research article

Expansion and functional diversification of a leucyl aminopeptidase family that encodes the major protein constituents of Drosophila sperm

Steve Dorus1, Elaine C Wilkin1 and Timothy L Karr2*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

2 Centers for Evolutionary Medicine and Informatics and Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5001, USA

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:177  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-177

Published: 5 April 2011

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Additional file 1:

Complete S-LAP phylogeny. This file includes a complete S-LAP phylogeny with all Drosophila orthologs.

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Additional file 2:

S-LAP protein alignment. This file includes the S-LAP protein alignment denoting the seven characterized functional residues of the active site.

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Additional file 3:

S-LAP primers. This file includes a table listing the primers used in S-LAP RT-PCR experiments.

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Additional file 4:

Name and symbol key. This file includes a table listing the names and symbols of the genes encoding aminopeptidases referred to in this study.

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