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- Weng, Jieyang, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Fish & shellfish immunology 2019 v.84 pp. 906-911
- Callinectes sapidus; RNA interference; abdominal ganglia; adults; antibacterial properties; antimicrobial peptides; bacterial infections; crabs; cystine; fish; gene expression; genes; hemocytes; immunology; insects; shellfish; shrimp
- ... Bursicon is a neurohormone belonging to the cystine knot protein family. It consists of two subunits (burs α and burs β) and plays a pivotal role in cuticle tanning and wing expansion in insects. Recent studies show that homologous crustacean bursicon stimulates cuticle thickening and granulation of hemocytes in the crab Callinectes sapidus. Here we investigate whether bursicon homodimers function ...