Specific immune recognition of insect hemolin.

  title={Specific immune recognition of insect hemolin.},
  author={Oxana Schmidt and Ingrid Faye and I Lindstr{\"o}m-Dinnetz and S. C. Sun},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  volume={17 3},
Bacteria entering the body cavities of insects are recognized by hemolymph components and subsequently inactivated by phagocytosis and nodule formation. A hemolymph component called hemolin is apparently involved in the recognition process. It binds to a bacterial surface molecule and forms a stable complex with other hemolymph proteins. Hemolin binding is independent of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) structure, whereas the complex formation is dependent on the presence of the carbohydrate… CONTINUE READING

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