Two cathepsins B are responsible for the yolk protein hydrolysis in Culex quinquefasciatus.

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Alexandre S Moura ; André F Cardoso ; André L Costa-da-Silva ; Carlos E Winter ; A Tania Bijovsky
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118736, pmc: PMC4339980
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine

Despite the established role of Culex quinquefasciatus as a vector of various neurotropic viruses, such as the Rift Valley and West Nile viruses, as well as lymphatic filariasis, little is known regarding the organism’s reproductive physiology. As in other oviparous ani... View more
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