Cell adhesion properties of hemolin, an insect immune protein in the Ig superfamily.

The isolation of antibacterial peptides from the giant silkmoth Hyalophora cecropia has opened the area of animal antibiotics [Boman, H. G. (1991) Cell 65, 205-207] and the study of insect immune genes has revealed striking similarities to many immune response genes in mammals [Hultmark, D. (1994) Nature 267, 116-117]. However, the molecules and mechanisms… CONTINUE READING