A novel Tenebrio molitor cadherin is a functional receptor for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa toxin.

@article{Fabrick2009ANT,
  title={A novel Tenebrio molitor cadherin is a functional receptor for Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Aa toxin.},
  author={Jeff A Fabrick and Cris Oppert and Marc{\'e} D. Lorenzen and Kaley Morris and Brenda Oppert and Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={284 27},
  pages={
          18401-10
        }
}
Cry toxins produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis are effective biological insecticides. Cadherin-like proteins have been reported as functional Cry1A toxin receptors in Lepidoptera. Here we present data that demonstrate that a coleopteran cadherin is a functional Cry3Aa toxin receptor. The Cry3Aa receptor cadherin was cloned from Tenebrio molitor larval midgut mRNA, and the predicted protein, TmCad1, has domain structure and a putative toxin binding region similar to those in… CONTINUE READING

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