Storage and secretion of Ag-Aper14, a novel peritrophic matrix protein, and Ag-Muc1 from the mosquito Anopheles gambiae

@article{Devenport2004StorageAS,
  title={Storage and secretion of Ag-Aper14, a novel peritrophic matrix protein, and Ag-Muc1 from the mosquito Anopheles gambiae},
  author={Martin Devenport and Hisashi Fujioka and Marilyn Donnelly-Doman and Zhiqiang Shen and Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={320},
  pages={175-185}
}
The gene Ag-Aper14 encodes a novel peritrophic matrix (or peritrophic membrane; PM) protein in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. The Ag-Aper14 protein is merely 89 amino acids long and has a single putative chitin-binding domain. Prior to blood feeding, the Ag-Aper14 protein is stored in secretory vesicles next to the epithelial cell lumenal surface… CONTINUE READING