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- Chen, Yang; Ling, Erjun; Weng, Zhihui
- Insect science 2009 v.16 no.6 pp. 443-453
- Anopheles gambiae; Plasmodium berghei; RNA interference; alternative splicing; genes; innate immunity; insects; midgut; oocysts; peptidoglycans; proteins
- ... Peptidoglycan recognition proteins (PGRP) play an important role in innate immunity in insects through the activation of the Imd pathway, which has been shown to be required in the antibacterial response in insects and in the limitation of the number of Plasmodium berghei oocysts developing in mosquito midgut. The LC1 gene of the PRGP family in Anopheles gambiae produces many products through alte ...
- Shan, Shigang; Liu, Kaiyu; Peng, Jianxin; Yao, Hanchao; Li, Yi; Hong, Huazhu
- Insect science 2009 v.16 no.6 pp. 485-491
- Drosophila melanogaster; Spodoptera litura; Western blotting; apoptosis; cytochrome c; cytosol; flow cytometry; insects; mammals; membrane potential; mitochondria; mitochondrial membrane; ultraviolet radiation
- ... Mitochondria are involved in apoptosis of mammalian cells and even single-cell organisms, but mitochondria are not required in apoptosis in cultured Drosophila cells such as S2 and BG2 cell lines. It is not very clear whether mitochondria are involved in apoptosis in other insect cells such as lepidopteran cell lines. Thus, we determined to elucidate the role of mitochondria in apoptosis induced b ...