The genetic alteration of mosquito proteins for the purpose of disease control was analyzed. The mature lysozyme from Ae. aegypti cells was used as a template for the cloning of the novel protein from Ae. albopictus cells. The full length cDNA sequence was used to deduce the sequences and masses of theoretical tryptic peptides that would be detected by mass spectrometry. It was found that the lysozyme secreted by Aedes albopictus is post-translationally modified.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics - Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: Jun 2 2002 → Jun 6 2002
|Other||Proceedings - 50th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics|
|Period||6/2/02 → 6/6/02|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by National Institutes of Health grant AI 36258 and by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, St Paul, MN. The authors recognize the Mass Spectrometry Consortium for the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota and various supporting agencies, including the National Science Foundation for Major Research Instrumentation grant 9871237, used to purchase the instruments described in this study.