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1 April 2002 Dexamethasone Inhibition of the Cellular Immune Response of Drosophila melanogaster Against a Parasitoid
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Host larvae of Drosophila melanogaster injected with the eicosanoid biosynthesis inhibitor, dexamethasone, prior to parasitization by the wasp Leptopilina boulardi, exhibited significantly reduced rates of melanotic encapsulation in comparison with control and saline-injected larvae. The results of this investigation suggest that prostaglandins and other eicosanoids are involved as cell-signaling molecules in the hemocytic encapsulation reaction of D. melanogaster larvae.

Yves Carton, Francoise Frey, David W. Stanley, Emily Vass, and Anthony J. Nappi "Dexamethasone Inhibition of the Cellular Immune Response of Drosophila melanogaster Against a Parasitoid," Journal of Parasitology 88(2), 405-407, (1 April 2002). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0405:DIOTCI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 April 2002
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