Gene expression, antiparasitic activity, and functional evolution of the drosomycin family.

@article{Tian2008GeneEA,
  title={Gene expression, antiparasitic activity, and functional evolution of the drosomycin family.},
  author={Caihuan Tian and Bin Gao and Mar{\'i}a Del Carmen Navarro Rodr{\'i}guez and Humberto L{\'a}nz-Mendoza and Bo Ma and Shunyi Zhu},
  journal={Molecular immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 15},
  pages={3909-16}
}
Drosophila employs various antimicrobial peptides as effective weapons to defend against diverse pathogens. Drosomycin is an inducible antifungal peptide initially isolated from the Drosophila melanogaster haemolymph. Here we report the expression pattern of seven drosomycin genes in four different developmental stages (egg, larva, pupa and adult). Results… CONTINUE READING