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- Fallon, Ann M.
- In vitro cellular & developmental biology 2015 v.51 no.9 pp. 958-963
- Aedes albopictus; Wolbachia pipientis; cell cycle; growth retardation; mimosine; tyrosine
- ... The plant allelochemical L-mimosine (β-[N-(3-hydroxy-4-pyridone)]-α-aminopropionic acid; leucenol) resembles the nonessential amino acid, tyrosine. Because the obligate intracellular alphaproteobacterium, Wolbachia pipientis, metabolizes amino acids derived from host cells, the effects of mimosine on infected and uninfected mosquito cells were investigated. The EC₅₀ for mimosine was 6–7 μM with Ae ...
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