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- Lu, Zhiqiang, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 2011 v.41 no.9 pp. 645-652
- DNA; Microplitis demolitor; antifungal properties; crosslinking; culture media; cytotoxicity; eggs; hosts; immune response; insects; lethal concentration 50; monophenol monooxygenase; mortality; oxidation; parasitic wasps; pathogens; polymerization; prophenoloxidase; serine proteinases; viruses
- ... Phenoloxidase (PO) and its activation system are implicated in several defense responses of insects. Upon wounding or infection, inactive prophenoloxidase (proPO) is converted to active PO through a cascade of serine proteases and their homologs. PO generates reactive compounds such as 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI), which have a broad-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal activity. Here we report that ...
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