alexa Mosquito oostatic factor: a novel decapeptide modulating trypsin-like enzyme biosynthesis in the midgut.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Author(s): Borovsky D, Carlson DA, Griffin PR, Shabanowitz J, Hunt DF

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Abstract A peptide that inhibits egg development in mosquitoes (oostatic factor) has been purified from the ovaries of female Aedes aegypti. The factor is a decapeptide with a molecular mass of 1047.6. The primary sequence has been determined as NH2-Tyr-Asp-Pro-Ala-Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro-COOH from mass spectra recorded on a quadrupole Fourier transform instrument. The amino acid sequence exhibits sequence correlation to mammalian, plant, and several viral proteins. Injection of synthetic analogs into mosquitoes, biting midges, flies, and fleas inhibited proteolytic enzyme biosynthesis in the midgut. Binding studies with [3H]oostatic factor indicated that the midgut epithelial cells have a factor-specific receptor.
This article was published in FASEB J and referenced in Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

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