Polydnavirus-mediated inhibition of lysozyme gene expression and the antibacterial response.

@article{Shelby1998PolydnavirusmediatedIO,
  title={Polydnavirus-mediated inhibition of lysozyme gene expression and the antibacterial response.},
  author={Kent S. Shelby and Liwang Cui and Bruce Webb},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={265-72}
}
Parasitism of lepidopteran host larvae by hymenopteran parasitoids impairs the cellular immune response via expression of polydnavirus genes. Encapsulation of parasitoid eggs is thereby prevented. Parasitized insects are susceptible to opportunistic infections, suggesting that additional components of the immune system are affected. Insects normally respond to infection by inducing the synthesis of an array of antibacterial factors, including cecropins and lysozyme via a NFkappaB/lkappaB-like… CONTINUE READING

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