Transcription in mosquito hemocytes in response to pathogen exposure
Department of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 35-1634, Nashville, TN 37235-1634, USA
Journal of Biology 2009, 8:51 doi:10.1186/jbiol151Published: 5 June 2009
Mosquito hemocytes are blood cells that are fundamental for combating systemic infection. A study published in BMC Genomics shows that hemocyte gene transcription in response to immune challenge is pathogen-specific and reaffirms the primary role of these cells in immunity.