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Comparative Genome and Proteome Analysis of Anopheles gambiae and Drosophila melanogaster
Comparison of the genomes and proteomes of the two dipteraAnopheles gambiae and Drosophila melanogaster, which diverged about 250 million years ago, reveals considerable similarities. However,Expand
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Law, John H. (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.) and Ralph A. Splepecky. Assay of poly-β-hydroxybutyric acid. J. Bacteriol. 82:33–36. 1961—A convenient spectrophotometric assay of bacterialExpand
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Mosquito transferrin, an acute-phase protein that is up-regulated upon infection.
When treated with heat-killed bacterial cells, mosquito cells in culture respond by up-regulating several proteins. Among these is a 66-kDa protein (p66) that is secreted from cells derived from bothExpand
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Iron metabolism in insects.
Like other organisms, insects must balance two properties of ionic iron, that of an essential nutrient and a potent toxin. Iron must be acquired to provide catalysis for oxidative metabolism, but itExpand
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Proenzyme of Manduca sexta phenol oxidase: purification, activation, substrate specificity of the active enzyme, and molecular cloning.
Phenol oxidase (PO) was isolated as a proenzyme (pro-phenol oxidase, pro-PO) from the hemolymph of Manduca sexta larvae and purified to homogeneity. Pro-PO exhibits a M(r) of 130,000 on gelExpand
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Molecular structure of an apolipoprotein determined at 2.5-A resolution.
The three-dimensional structure of an apolipoprotein isolated from the African migratory locust Locusta migratoria has been determined by X-ray analysis to a resolution of 2.5 A. The overallExpand
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Isolation and molecular cloning of transferrin from the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. Sequence similarity to the vertebrate transferrins.
An iron-binding glycoprotein of Mr = 77,000 has been isolated from hemolymph of the adult sphinx moth Manduca sexta. Since this protein binds ferric ion both in vivo and in vitro and has a secondaryExpand
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Drosophila melanogaster transferrin. Cloning, deduced protein sequence, expression during the life cycle, gene localization and up-regulation on bacterial infection.
Drosophila melanogaster transferrin cDNA was cloned from an ovarian cDNA library by using a PCR fragment amplified by two primers designed from other dipteran transferrin sequences. The clone (2035Expand
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Uptake of the major hemolymph lipoprotein and its transformation in the insect egg.
The egg of Manduca sexta contains a very high density lipophorin (VHDLp-E; Mr approximately equal to 4.14 x 10(5), rho = 1.238 g/ml) that is derived from the high density lipophorin (HDLp-A; MrExpand
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Isolation and characterization of mosquito ferritin and cloning of a cDNA that encodes one subunit.
Ferritin, an iron storage protein, was isolated from larvae and pupae of Aedes aegypti grown in an iron-rich medium. Mosquito ferritin is a high molecular weight protein composed of severalExpand
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