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A β-1,3-Glucan-Binding Protein From Manduca sexta

  • Congcong Ma
  • Michael R. Kanost
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 484)

Abstract

Insects have pattern recognition molecules [1] which can recognize nonself molecules such as β-1,3-glucan, lipopolysaccharide, and peptidoglycan on the surface of invading pathogens. Upon binding to the foreign invaders, pattern recognition proteins further trigger defense pathways such as the prophenoloxidase pathway in insects. Insects thus can defend themselves efficiently against pathogens even though they lack the immunoglobulin system present in mammals.

Keywords

Recognition Protein Native Molecular Weight Foreign Invader Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein Pattern Recognition Molecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Congcong Ma
    • 1
  • Michael R. Kanost
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryKansas State UniversityManhattan

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