Cloning and characterization of cDNAs encoding the antibacterial peptide, defensin A, from the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

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Insect defensins are cationic, inducible antibacterial peptides. Four full-length cDNAs encoding defensin A from the mosquito Aedes aegypti were cloned using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequenced. All four cDNAs are 473 base pairs long, bearing an open reading frame of 98 amino acids with a few substitutions in the signal peptide domain. The deduced… (More)

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@article{Cho1996CloningAC, title={Cloning and characterization of cDNAs encoding the antibacterial peptide, defensin A, from the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.}, author={W. L. Cho and Y. C. Fu and C. C. Chen and C. M. Ho}, journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology}, year={1996}, volume={26 4}, pages={395-402} }