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- Dong, Dujuan; Zhang, Yang; Smykal, Vlastimil; Ling, Lin; Raikhel, Alexander S.
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2018 v.96 pp. 19-26
- Aedes aegypti; RNA interference; blood; carbohydrate metabolism; digestion; ecdysone; ecdysone receptor; ecdysterone; eggs; energy; fecundity; females; gene expression; genes; glycogen; host seeking; phenotype; phosphoglucomutase; steroid hormones; transcription (genetics); transcriptional activation; trehalose; viral diseases of animals and humans
- ... The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the principal vector for many dangerous human viral diseases. Carbohydrate metabolism (CM) is essential for supplying the energy necessary for host seeking, blood digestion and rapid egg development of this vector insect. The steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) and the ecdysone receptor (EcR) are important regulators of CM, coordinating it with female reproductiv ...