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Evidence of Complement Genes in the Crinoid: Antedon Bifida. Comparisons with Other Echinodermata

Michel Leclerc*1, Ariane Jolly2, Pierre de la Grange2
1556 rue Isabelle Rome, Sandillon, France
2Genosplice, Paris, France
Corresponding author: Michel Leclerc
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Received Date: July 02 Accepted Date: July 12 Published Date: August 21
Citation: Michel Leclerc et al. (2018), Evidence of Complement Genes In The Crinoïd:antedon Bifida. Comparisons with other Echinodermata. Int J Biotech & Bioeng. 4:6, 117-118.
Copyright: ©2018 Michel Leclerc et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Fourth classes of Echinodermata out of five shown Complement component genes: The Echinids revealed 2 ones, the Asterids 10 ones as the Ophuirids. At last, the Crinoïds, which are ancestral Echinodermata, we study now, have 5 component complement genes.

Keywords:  Invertebrates, Echinodermata, Crinoïds, complement component genes


In recent papers ( Ref.1 ,2) Complement components have been found in the Asterid: Asterias rubens, and in the Ophuirid: Ophiocomina nigra. It seemed interesting to study the ones of the Crinoïd: Antedon bifida since these third Echinodermata shared common genes as the IGKappa gene. (Ref.3)

Materials and Methods

Animals: Antedon bifida was obtained at the station Of Biologie Marine of Roscoff France.
Obtention of crinoïd mRNA: Digestive coeca were excised from the A. bifida body.A. bifida mRNA was obtained from Uptizol (Interchim). Quality control were operated.
Sequencing : Sequencing was made on Illumina Next Seq 500 with paired-end : 2. 75 bp Transcriptome was assembled from RNA-Seq fastq files using Trinity v2.1.1 ( Ref.4) with default parameters. A BLAST database was created with the assembled transcripts using makeblastdb application from ncbi-blast+ (v2.2.31+). The sequences of transcripts of interest were then blasted against this database using blastn application from ncbi-blast+ ( Ref.5) with parameter word_size 7.


Table 1: summarizes the obtained results with the five component complement

QueryIDQuery SymbolSubjectIDIdentity (%)LengthMismatchGapopenQuery cover (%)E-value
NM_001735.2C5TRINITY_DN1964788,8936221 0,01

C3 was also found but the e-value was greater than 0,05 .

b)The Antedon bifida transcriptomes of C2 and C1s reveal their sequences en 5'-3': First, the Antedon bifida C2 transcriptome is evaluated:


Second the A.bifida C1s transcriptome in 5'-3' is given
>TRINITY_DN17397_c0_g9_i1 (C1S)

Discussion and Conclusion

First we recall that the genome of the famous sea urchin studied in USA has just revealed 2 complement components: among them , the C3.

With the sea star Asterias rubens 10 components appear from C1 to C9( Ref.1) .We envisage with these data, something functionnal in ALTERNATE PATHWAY and CLASSICAL PATHWAY.( Ref.3) Similar results occur with the Ophuirids and Ophiocomina nigra: 10 complement components (Ref.2) and an IGKappa gene which is initiated by these last ones. In Antedon bifida which presents also an Igkappa gene, we just find 5 complement components genes BUT the e-values , greater than 0,05 prevent to notice the 5 other missing ones. In summary, 3 classes of Echinodermata : the Asterids, the Ophuirids, the Crinoïds out of 5, including also the Echinids and the Holothurids, present an IGKappa gene which matches with Homo sapiens IGKappa gene and alternate, classical, complement components genes which stimulate the primitive antibody. It is time to consider the Invertebrate primitive Antibody as a great novelty in Invertebrates.


1. Leclerc,M. (2013) Amer.J.Immunol, 9(1) :26-29
2. Leclerc, M. Et al (2018) Int.J. Biotech $ Bioeng, 4:1 07-10
3. Leclerc, M. Et al Meta Gene (2018) submitted
4. Grabherr, M.G et al(2011) Nature Biotechnology, 29:644-652
5. Altschul, S.F et al (1990) J.Mol. Biol , 215(3) : 403-410


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