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Aedes aegypti ferritin heavy chain homologue: feeding of iron or blood influences message levels, lengths and subunit abundance

Author(s): Boris C. Dunkov | Teodora Georgieva | Toyoshi Yoshiga | Martin Hall | John H. Law

Journal: Journal of Insect Science
ISSN 1536-2442

Volume: 2;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: polyadenylation | expression | induction

Secreted ferritin in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, has several subunits that are the products of at least two genes, one encoding a homologue of the vertebrate heavy chain (HCH) and the other the light chain homologue (LCH). Here we report the developmental and organ specific pattern of expression of the ferritin HCH messages and of both subunit types in control sugar-fed mosquitoes, in those exposed to high levels of dietary iron, and after blood feeding.
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