The Effects of the Anopheles gambiae CLIPC 3 and CLIPC 1 Genes on Melanization of an Abiotic Target .

@inproceedings{Sorenson2007TheEO,
  title={The Effects of the Anopheles gambiae CLIPC 3 and CLIPC 1 Genes on Melanization of an Abiotic Target .},
  author={Claudia I. Sorenson and Olga V. Andreeva and Susan M. Paskewitz},
  year={2007}
}
Melanization is a mechanism of innate immunity in arthropods wherein a thick capsule of melanin is formed around foreign objects. Little is known about this pathway biochemically though serine proteases are known to play a critical role. To better understand the interactions between mosquitoes and parasites, such as Anopheles gambiae and Plasmodium, we are working on classifying serine proteases identified as potential components of the melanization pathway in A. gambiae. In this paper we began… CONTINUE READING