The genes encoding the antibacterial sex-specific peptides ceratotoxins are clustered in the genome of the medfly Ceratitis capitata.

@article{Rosetto1997TheGE,
  title={The genes encoding the antibacterial sex-specific peptides ceratotoxins are clustered in the genome of the medfly Ceratitis capitata.},
  author={Marco Rosetto and Tiziana de Filippis and Andrea G. O. Manetti and Daniela Marchini and Cosima Tatiana Baldari and Romano Dallai},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={
          1039-46
        }
}
Ceratotoxins are antibacterial peptides produced in the female reproductive accessory glands of the medfly Ceratitis capitata. Their expression is not affected by bacterial infection, but is enhanced after mating and is modulated by juvenile hormone. Three different peptides, named ceratotoxins A, B and C, have been previously purified from the female accessory gland secretion and their amino acid and cDNA sequences have been determined. We report here the complete nucleotide sequences of four… CONTINUE READING
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