Conserved chemosensory proteins in the proboscis and eyes of Lepidoptera

  title={Conserved chemosensory proteins in the proboscis and eyes of Lepidoptera},
  author={Jiao Zhu and Immacolata Iovinella and Francesca R Dani and Yu-ling Liu and L Huang and Yang Liu and Chen-Zhu Wang and Paolo Pelosi and G Wang},
  booktitle={International journal of biological sciences},
Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) and chemosensory proteins (CSPs) are endowed with several different functions besides being carriers for pheromones and odorants. Based on a previous report of a CSP acting as surfactant in the proboscis of the moth Helicoverpa armigera, we revealed the presence of orthologue proteins in two other moths Plutella xylostella and Chilo suppressalis, as well as two butterflies Papilio machaon and Pieris rapae, using immunodetection and proteomic analysis. The unusual… CONTINUE READING