Beta-integrin of Anopheles gambiae: MRNA cloning and analysis of structure and expression

V. Mahairaki, G. Lycett, C. Blass, C. Louis

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Abstract

We have isolated an mRNA encoding a β integrin subunit of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Our analysis predicts a protein that is very similar to βPS, the fruitfly orthologue. The gene is expressed during all developmental stages and it is found in all body parts, including the midgut. Finally, the expression of the gene does not seem to be modulated during blood meals, except for a substantial increase 48 h posthaematophagy, when digestion is nearly complete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalInsect molecular biology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Basal lamina
  • Blood meal
  • Cell adhesion
  • Extracellular matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Insect Science

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