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Chlamydia trachomatis vacuole maturation in infected macrophages

Sun HS, Eng EW, Jeganathan S, Sin AT, Patel PC, Gracey E, Inman RD, Terebiznik MR, Harrison RE J. Leukoc. Biol. 2012 Oct;92(4):815-27 PMID: 22807527 Abstract Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium responsible for one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. In epithelial cells, C. trachomatis resides in a modified membrane-bound vacuole known … Read More

The distribution and physiological effects of the myoinhibiting peptides in the kissing bug, rhodnius prolixus

Lange AB, Alim U, Vandersmissen HP, Mizoguchi A, Vanden Broeck J, Orchard I Front Neurosci 2012;6:98 PMID: 22783161 Abstract The myoinhibiting peptides (MIPs), also designated as allatostatin-Bs or prothoracicostatic peptides in some insects, are neuropeptides that are characterized by two tryptophan (W) residues at the C-terminal, denoted as the W(X(6))Wamide motif. They are believed to … Read More

The Proctolin Gene and Biological Effects of Proctolin in the Blood-Feeding Bug, Rhodnius prolixus

Orchard I, Lee do H, da Silva R, Lange AB Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2011;2:59 PMID: 22654816 Abstract We have reinvestigated the possible presence or absence of the pentapeptide proctolin in Rhodnius prolixus and report here the cloning of the proctolin cDNA. The transcript is expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) and some peripheral tissues. … Read More