Functional roles of specific bruchid protease isoforms in adaptation to a soybean protease inhibitor.

@article{Ahn2004FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional roles of specific bruchid protease isoforms in adaptation to a soybean protease inhibitor.},
  author={J-E Ahn and Ron A. Salzman and Sharon C. Braunagel and Hisashi Koiwa and Keyan Zhu-Salzman},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={649-57}
}
Upon challenge by the soybean cysteine protease inhibitor soyacystatin N (scN), cowpea bruchids reconfigure their major digestive cysteine proteases (CmCPs) in adaptation to the inhibitor and resume normal feeding and development. We have previously shown that CmCPB transcripts were 116.3-fold more abundant in scN-adapted bruchid guts than in unadapted guts, while CmCPA transcripts were only 2.5-fold higher. In order to further elucidate the functional significance of this differential… CONTINUE READING