volume 75, issue 1, P1 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282925
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Abstract: Monophenol oxidase (MPO) activity in hemocytes collected from Aedes aegypti Liverpool strain and Aedes trivittatus intrathoracically inoculated with saline alone, inoculated with Dirofilaria immitis microfilariae (mff), or from uninoculated mosquitoes was compared using a radiometric tyrosine hydroxylation assay. Hemocyte MPO activity in mff-inoculated (= immune-activated) mosquitoes was significantly increased at 24 hr postinoculation (PI) in A. aegypti and at 6, 12, and 24 hr PI in A. trivittatus as compared…

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