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Type: Journal article
Title: Isolation and characterization of a neprilysin-like protein from Venturia canescens virus-like particles
Author: Asgari, Sassan
Reineke, Annette
Beck, Markus Hans
Schmidt, Otto
Citation: Insect Molecular Biology, 2002; 11(5):477-485
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0962-1075
School/Discipline: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine : Plant and Food Science
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine : Agricultural and Animal Science
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S. Asgari, A. Reineke, M. Beck and Otto Schmidt
Abstract: Maternal protein secretions from endoparasitoid wasps are evolutionary adaptations to regulate host physiology as part of an extended wasp phenotype. Virus-like particles (VLPs) produced in the calyx region of Venturia canescens wasps are involved in immune evasion of the developing parasitoid inside the host. In contrast to polydnaviruses (PDVs), VcVLPs are devoid of any nucleic acids. To understand the role of these particles in the regulation of host physiology and phylogenetic relationship between VLPs and PDVs, it is essential to identify particle proteins. In this paper, we describe the isolation and molecular cloning of a neprilysin-like gene (VcNEP) coding for a 94 kDa VcVLP protein and discuss its possible role in host regulation.
Keywords: Venturia canescens; virus-like particles; neprilysin
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Rights: © 2002 The Royal Entomological Society
RMID: 0020020551
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2583.2002.00356.x
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