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Genetic evidence for a protective role of the peritrophic matrix against intestinal bacterial infection in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Sep 20, 2011

Takayuki KuraishiBruno Lemaitre

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The peritrophic matrix (PM) forms a layer composed of chitin and glycoproteins that lines the insect intestinal lumen. This physical barrier plays a role analogous to that of mucous secretions of the vertebrate digestive tract and is thought to protect the midgut epithelium from abrasiv...read more

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Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Eye Proteins
Structure of Intestinal Gland
Intestines
Pseudomonas entomophila
Ingestion
Mutant
Drosophila melanogaster
Gastrointestinal Tract Structure
Vertebrates
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Genetic evidence for a protective role of the peritrophic matrix against intestinal bacterial infection in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Sep 20, 2011

Takayuki KuraishiBruno Lemaitre

PMID: 21896728

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1105994108

Abstract

The peritrophic matrix (PM) forms a layer composed of chitin and glycoproteins that lines the insect intestinal lumen. This physical barrier plays a role analogous to that of mucous secretions of the vertebrate digestive tract and is thought to protect the midgut epithelium from abrasiv...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Eye Proteins
Structure of Intestinal Gland
Intestines
Pseudomonas entomophila
4
181
1

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