Perimicrovillar membranes promote hemozoin formation into Rhodnius prolixus midgut.

@article{Silva2007PerimicrovillarMP,
  title={Perimicrovillar membranes promote hemozoin formation into Rhodnius prolixus midgut.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Machado da Silva and Fl{\'a}via Borges Mury and Marcus F Oliveira and Pedro Lagerblad de Oliveira and Carlos Peres Silva and Mar{\'i}lvia Dansa-Petretski},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={523-31}
}
Rhodnius prolixus is a hematophagous insect that ingests large quantities of blood in each blood-feeding session. This ingested blood provides important nutrients to sustain the insect's oogenesis and metabolic pathways. During the digestive process, however, huge amounts of heme are generated as a consequence of the hemoglobin breakdown. Heme is an extremely dangerous molecule, since it can generate reactive oxygen species in the presence of oxygen that impair the normal metabolism of the… CONTINUE READING

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