Insect hemolymph clotting

@article{Dushay2009InsectHC,
  title={Insect hemolymph clotting},
  author={M. Dushay},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={66},
  pages={2643-2650}
}
  • M. Dushay
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
The clot’s appearance in different large-bodied insects has been described, but until recently, little was known about any insect clot’s molecular makeup, and few experiments could directly test its function. Techniques have been developed in Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae to identify clotting factors that can then be tested for effects on hemostasis, healing, and immunity. This has revealed unanticipated complexity in the hemostatic mechanisms in these larvae. While the clot’s molecular… Expand
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