Two Cathepsins B Are Responsible for the Yolk Protein Hydrolysis in Culex quinquefasciatus

@inproceedings{Moura2015TwoCB,
  title={Two Cathepsins B Are Responsible for the Yolk Protein Hydrolysis in Culex quinquefasciatus},
  author={A. S. Moura and Andr{\'e} Franco Cardoso and Andr{\'e} Luis Costa-da-Silva and Carlos E. Winter and Alcira Tania Bijovsky},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Despite the established role of Culex quinquefasciatus as a vector of various neurotropic viruses, such as the Rift Valley and West Nile viruses, as well as lymphatic filariasis, little is known regarding the organism's reproductive physiology. As in other oviparous animals, vitellogenin, the most important source of nutrients for the embryo development, is digested by intracellular proteases. Using mass spectrometry, we have identified two cathepsin B homologues partially purified by self… CONTINUE READING

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