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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (15): 2331–2339.
Published: 01 August 2016
... structure with high permeability of the peritrophic matrix and epithelial barrier. The findings of the present study indicate that neural control is crucial for maintaining the barrier function of the gut, and provide a route for genetic dissection of the complex brain–gut axis in adults of the model...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (20): 3636–3643.
Published: 15 October 2007
...Gunnar Broehan; Lars Zimoch; Anton Wessels; Beyhan Ertas; Hans Merzendorfer SUMMARY The chitin portion of the peritrophic matrix in the midgut of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta , is produced by chitin synthase 2 (CHS2), a transmembrane family II glycosyltransferase, located at the apical tips...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (24): 4393–4412.
Published: 15 December 2003
... Company of Biologists Limited 2003 2003 chitin chitin synthesis chitin synthase chitinase cuticle peritrophic matrix insect Insect cuticles form an exoskeleton that exhibits only a limited capacity to keep pace with body growth because it is a more or less rigid structure due to the...