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Molecular evidence for the expression of angiotensin converting enzyme in hemocytes of Locusta migratoria: stimulation by bacterial lipopolysaccharide challenge.

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The presence of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in insects has been reported many times, but numerous questions about the functional role of this enzyme in insects remain. Here we show by RT-PCR experiments that ACE has a wide tissue distribution in Locusta migratoria, suggesting diverse roles for this enzyme in the locust. Immune challenge through injection of bacterial lipopolysaccharides resulted in a tenfold increase of ACE gene transcripts in the hemocytes and is suggestive for a rol...

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Macours, N More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
Francis, C More by this author
De Loof, A More by this author
Huybrechts, R More by this author
Journal:
Journal of insect physiology
Volume:
49
Issue:
8
Pages:
739-746
Publication date:
2003-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-1611
ISSN:
0022-1910
URN:
uuid:14ded89a-62e3-44cc-935d-6b6600e19fb7
Source identifiers:
345835
Local pid:
pubs:345835

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