Identification of a follistatin-related protein from the tick Haemaphysalis longicornis and its effect on tick oviposition.

@article{Zhou2006IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a follistatin-related protein from the tick Haemaphysalis longicornis and its effect on tick oviposition.},
  author={Jinlin Zhou and Min Nan Liao and Takeshi I Hatta and Miho Tanaka and Xuenan Xuan and Kozo Fujisaki},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2006},
  volume={372},
  pages={191-8}
}
The identification of ovary-associated molecules will lead to a better understanding of the physiology of tick reproduction and vector-pathogen interactions. A gene encoding a follistatin-related protein (FRP) was obtained by random sequencing from the ovary cDNA library of the tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. The full-length cDNA is 1157 bp, including an intact ORF encoding an expected protein with 289 amino acids. Three distinct domains were present in the deduced amino acids, namely, the… CONTINUE READING