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Paralytic and Plasmatocyte Spreading Peptide From Manduca sexta

  • Yang Wang
  • Haobo Jiang
  • Michael R. Kanost
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 484)

Abstract

A family of hemolymph peptides with diverse biological activities has been identified in several Lepidopteran species. These peptides can cause rapid paralysis (Skinner et al., 1991), block growth and development (Hayakawa, 1991), and stimulate plasmatocyte spreading and aggregation (Clark et al., 1997). The 23-residue peptides are produced from larger inactive precursors in plasma. The precursor proteins are rapidly converted by a specific proteolysis to active molecules upon bleeding and perhaps after parasitization or infection.

Keywords

Reversed Phase HPLC Lepidopteran Species Lepidopteran Insect Diverse Biological Activity Heliothis Virescens 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Wang
    • 1
  • Haobo Jiang
    • 1
  • Michael R. Kanost
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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