Characterization and baculovirus-directed expression of a myosuppressin encoding cDNA from the true armyworm, Pseudaletia unipuncta.

Abstract

Insect myosuppressins are a highly conserved sub-family of peptides which are primarily characterized by the ability to suppress contraction of visceral muscles in a variety of insect species. We have isolated a cDNA from the true armyworm, Pseudaletia unipuncta, that encodes a prohormone containing a peptide identical to ManducaFLRFamide. We have shown… (More)

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