Substrate specificity and transport mechanism of amino-acid transceptor Slimfast from Aedes aegypti

@inproceedings{Boudko2015SubstrateSA,
  title={Substrate specificity and transport mechanism of amino-acid transceptor Slimfast from Aedes aegypti},
  author={Dmitri Y. Boudko and Hitoshi Tsujimoto and Stacy Deadra Rodriguez and Ella A. Meleshkevitch and David P. Price and Lisa L. Drake and Immo Alex Hansen},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
Anautogenous mosquitoes depend on vertebrate blood as nutrient source for their eggs. A highly efficient set of membrane transporters mediates the massive movement of nutrient amino acids between mosquito tissues after a blood meal. Here we report the characterization of the amino-acid transporter Slimfast (Slif) from the yellow-fever mosquito Aedes aegypti using codon-optimized heterologous expression. Slif is a well-known component of the target-of-rapamycin signalling pathway and fat body… CONTINUE READING
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