Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 4 pp 3516—3557

Adaptive selection in the evolution of programmed cell death-1 and its ligands in vertebrates

Figure 8. qRT-PCR analysis of PD1, PD-L1 and PD-L2 genes in different animal tissues. Expression patterns of genes in different tissues were examined. Heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidney, pancreas, brain, were used for quantitative reverse transcription (qRT-PCR) polymerase chain reaction. Transcript levels are expressed relative to that of beta-actin. NTC: negative control.