We demonstrated that the fluid produced by the female reproductive accessory glands of the dipteran Ceratitis capitata has an antibacterial activity. This property is ascribed to the presence of two cationic peptides (3kDa molecular mass) named ceratotoxin A and B, in addition to a lysozyme-like activity. We have isolated and sequenced the cDNA encoding ceratotoxin A. The analysis of the gene expression showed that the ceratotoxin is female-, adult- and tissue-specific, and regulated by the juvenile hormone.

A. G. O., M., M., R., Baldari, C., P., G., R., D., & Marchini, D. (1995). Molecular analysis of ceratotoxins, sex-specific antibacterial peptides from Ceratitis capitata. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, 44(5), 279-280.

Molecular analysis of ceratotoxins, sex-specific antibacterial peptides from Ceratitis capitata

BALDARI, COSIMA;MARCHINI, DANIELA
1995

Abstract

We demonstrated that the fluid produced by the female reproductive accessory glands of the dipteran Ceratitis capitata has an antibacterial activity. This property is ascribed to the presence of two cationic peptides (3kDa molecular mass) named ceratotoxin A and B, in addition to a lysozyme-like activity. We have isolated and sequenced the cDNA encoding ceratotoxin A. The analysis of the gene expression showed that the ceratotoxin is female-, adult- and tissue-specific, and regulated by the juvenile hormone.
A. G. O., M., M., R., Baldari, C., P., G., R., D., & Marchini, D. (1995). Molecular analysis of ceratotoxins, sex-specific antibacterial peptides from Ceratitis capitata. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, 44(5), 279-280.
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