Melanogenesis and associated cytotoxic reactions: applications to insect innate immunity.

@article{Nappi2005MelanogenesisAA,
  title={Melanogenesis and associated cytotoxic reactions: applications to insect innate immunity.},
  author={Anthony J. Nappi and Bruce M. Christensen},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={443-59}
}
Insects transmit the causative agents for such debilitating diseases as malaria, lymphatic filariases, sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, leishmaniasis, river blindness, Dengue, and yellow fever. The persistence of these diseases provides testimony to the genetic capacity of parasites to evolve strategies that ensure their successful development in two genetically diverse host species: insects and mammals. Current efforts to address the problems posed by insect-borne diseases benefit from a… CONTINUE READING