Isolation of antibacterial response genes from the dung beetle Copris tripartitus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) immunized with Escherichia coli

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Title
Isolation of antibacterial response genes from the dung beetle Copris tripartitus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) immunized with Escherichia coli
Author(s)
J S Hwang; Y J Kim; H S Bang; E Y Yun; Y T Kim; S R Kim; K H Park; Nam-Soon Kim; I Kim; S J Hwang; J P Jeon
Bibliographic Citation
European Journal of Entomology, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 355-360
Publication Year
2008
Abstract
Dot blot hybridization of total RNA from normal and bacteria-injected larvae of the dung beetle Copris tripartitus identified 13 cDNA clones that seem to be associated with the immune response. A cDNA encoding a dung beetle homolog of the heat shock protein HSP70 (CTHSP70) was characterized by full-length sequencing and expression pattern analysis. CTHSP70 was upregulated 4 h after bacterial injection, reached maximum level after 8 h, and declined gradually after 16 h. Our data suggest that CTHSP70 and another 12 genes are involved in the anti-microbial defense that is particularly important for dung beetle larvae living in pathogen-rich conditions.
Keyword
Antibacterial geneDung beetleHSP70
ISSN
1210-5759
Publisher
Czech Acad Sci, Inst Entomology
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/eje.2008.042
Type
Article
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Division of Biomedical Research > Rare Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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