Binding Characterization of Recombinant Odorant-binding Proteins from the Parasitic Wasp, Microplitis mediator (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

Abstract

Chemoreception in insects is mediated by small odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) that are believed to carry lipophilic stimuli to the olfactory receptor cells through the aqueous sensillar lymph. Binding experiments and recent structural studies of OBPs have illustrated their versatility and ability to accommodate ligands of different shapes and chemical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-010-9902-3

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