Eicosanoids mediate the laminarin-induced nodulation response in larvae of the flesh fly, Neobellieria bullata.

@article{Franssens2005EicosanoidsMT,
  title={Eicosanoids mediate the laminarin-induced nodulation response in larvae of the flesh fly, Neobellieria bullata.},
  author={Vanessa Franssens and Gert Simonet and Annelies Bronckaers and I. L. Claeys and Arnold De Loof and Jozef Vanden Broeck},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={32-41}
}
Insects have a highly developed innate immune system, including humoral and cellular components. The cellular immune responses refer to hemocyte-mediated processes such as phagocytosis, nodulation, and encapsulation. Nodulation is considered the predominant defense reaction to infection in insects. Treating third instar larvae of the grey flesh fly, Neobellieria bullata, with laminarin (beta-1,3-glucan, a typical component of fungal cell walls) induced nodulation in a dose-dependent manner… CONTINUE READING