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Open Access : The Anopheles gambiae Odorant Binding Protein 1 (AgamOBP1) Mediates Indole Recognition in the Antennae of Female Mosquitoes

March 12, 2010 - 16:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Harald Biessmann, Evi Andronopoulou, Marika F. Walter et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 5(3): e9471

This case represents the first documented instance of a specific A. gambiae OBP–ligand pairing combination, demonstrates the significance of OBPs in odor recognition, and can be expanded to the identification of other ligands for OBPs of Anopheles and other medically important insects.

Molecular basis of odor coding in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae

March 9, 2010 - 13:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Guirong Wang, Allison F. Carey, John R. Carlson, and Laurence J. Zwiebel
Reference: 
PNAS March 2, 2010 vol. 107 no. 9 4418-4423

his study provides a comprehensive overview of olfactory coding mechanisms of An. gambiae that ultimately may aid in fostering the design and development of olfactory-based strategies for reducing the transmission of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.

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