Effects of chitin synthase double-stranded RNA on molting and oogenesis in the Chagas disease vector Rhodnius prolixus.

@article{Mansur2014EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chitin synthase double-stranded RNA on molting and oogenesis in the Chagas disease vector Rhodnius prolixus.},
  author={Juliana F Mansur and Evelyn S L Alvarenga and Janaina Figueira-Mansur and Thiago A. Franco and Isabela Ramos and Hatisaburo Masuda and Ana C A Melo and Monica Ferreira Moreira},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={51},
  pages={110-21}
}
In this study, we provided the demonstration of the presence of a single CHS gene in the Rhodnius prolixus (a blood-sucking insect) genome that is expressed in adults (integument and ovary) and in the integument of nymphs during development. This CHS gene appears to be essential for epidermal integrity and egg formation in R. prolixus. Because injection of CHS dsRNA was effective in reducing CHS transcript levels, phenotypic alterations in the normal course of ecdysis occurred. In addition, two… CONTINUE READING
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