Apolipophorin-III Mediates Antiplasmodial Epithelial Responses in Anopheles gambiae (G3) Mosquitoes

@inproceedings{Gupta2010ApolipophorinIIIMA,
  title={Apolipophorin-III Mediates Antiplasmodial Epithelial Responses in Anopheles gambiae (G3) Mosquitoes},
  author={Lalita Gupta and Ju Young Noh and Yong Hun Jo and Seung Han Oh and Sanjeev Kumar and Mi Young Noh and Yong Seok Lee and Sung-Jae Cha and Sook Jae Seo and Iksoo Kim and Yeon Soo Han and Carolina Barillas-Mury},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Apolipophorin-III (ApoLp-III) is known to play an important role in lipid transport and innate immunity in lepidopteran insects. However, there is no evidence of involvement of ApoLp-IIIs in the immune responses of dipteran insects such as Drosophila and mosquitoes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We report the molecular and functional characterization of An. gambiae apolipophorin-III (AgApoLp-III). Mosquito ApoLp-IIIs have diverged extensively from those of lepidopteran insects… CONTINUE READING
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