Adipokinetic hormones in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae: identification and expression of genes for two peptides and a putative receptor.

@article{Kaufmann2006AdipokineticHI,
  title={Adipokinetic hormones in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae: identification and expression of genes for two peptides and a putative receptor.},
  author={Christian Kaufmann and Mark R. Brown},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={466-81}
}
Adipokinetic hormones (AKHs) are neuropeptides that mobilize stored fuels for flight in insects, and thus, may regulate flight by mosquitoes that transmit pathogens of human diseases. Our study of AKHs in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, identified and characterized the expression of genes encoding two AKHs, Anoga-AKH-I (pQLFTPAWa) and Anoga-AKH-II (pQVTFSRDWNAa), and a putative homolog for an AKH G-protein coupled receptor. Gene transcripts for both Anoga-AKHs and the AKH… CONTINUE READING
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