Parasitoid wasp venom SERCA regulates Drosophila calcium levels and inhibits cellular immunity

@article{Mortimer2013ParasitoidWV,
  title={Parasitoid wasp venom SERCA regulates Drosophila calcium levels and inhibits cellular immunity},
  author={Nathan T. Mortimer and Jeremy Goecks and Balint Z. Kacsoh and James A. Mobley and Gregory J Bowersock and James Taylor and Todd A. Schlenke},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={9427 - 9432}
}
Because parasite virulence factors target host immune responses, identification and functional characterization of these factors can provide insight into poorly understood host immune mechanisms. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a model system for understanding humoral innate immunity, but Drosophila cellular innate immune responses remain incompletely characterized. Fruit flies are regularly infected by parasitoid wasps in nature and, following infection, flies mount a cellular immune… Expand
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