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Levin, David

Levin, David Ph.D. 2007 bugs@ksu.edu

Bio Brief

An Integrin Required for the Encapsulation Immune Response in the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta L. (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)


B.S. , University of Illinois, 1995


Levin, D., Breuer, L.N., Zhuang, S., Anderson, S.A., Nardi, J.B. and Kanost, M.R. 2005. A hemocyte-specific integrin required for hemosytic encapsulation in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 369-380

Wiegand, C., D. Levin, J.P. Gillespie, E. Willott, M.R. Kanost and T. Trenczek. 2000. Monoclonal antibody MS13 identifies a plasmatocyte membrane protein and inhibits encapsulation and spreading reactions of Manducasexta hemocytes. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 45: 95-108