Antimicrobial peptides in the interactions between insects and flagellate parasites.

@article{Boulanger2006AntimicrobialPI,
  title={Antimicrobial peptides in the interactions between insects and flagellate parasites.},
  author={Nathalie M Boulanger and Philippe Bulet and Carl Lowenberger},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={262-8}
}
Innate immunity has a key role in the control of microbial infections in both vertebrates and invertebrates. In insects, including vectors that transmit parasites that cause major human and animal diseases, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are important components of innate immunity. AMPs are induced upon parasitic infections and can participate in regulating parasite development in the digestive tract and in the hemolymph. This review presents our current knowledge of a field that is in its… CONTINUE READING