Molecules participating in insect immunity of Sarcophaga peregrina

@article{Natori2010MoleculesPI,
  title={Molecules participating in insect immunity of Sarcophaga peregrina},
  author={Shunji Natori},
  journal={Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={86},
  pages={927 - 938}
}
  • S. Natori
  • Published 10 December 2010
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
Pricking the body wall of Sarcophaga peregrina (flesh fly) larvae with a needle activated the immune system of this insect and induced various immune molecules, including antibacterial proteins, in the hemolymph. In this review, I summarize and discuss the functions of these immune molecules, with particular emphasis on the dual roles of some of these molecules in defense and development. 

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