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Molecular characteristics of odorant-binding protein 1 in Anopheles maculipennis

(2020) Molecular characteristics of odorant-binding protein 1 in Anopheles maculipennis. Malar J. p. 29. ISSN 1475-2875

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BACKGROUND: Anopheles maculipennis complex, the historic vector of malaria, causes serious medical problems worldwide and exhibits different behaviours. Studying the odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), which influence the chemosensory system and behavioural responses, is essential to understanding the population structure and developing effective control measures against this vector. The present study was designed to identify and analyse the obp1 gene in An. maculipennis. METHODS: Adults of An. maculipennis sensu stricto were collected in Zanjan Province, northwest of Iran, and gDNAs of female mosquitoes were extracted. Fragments of An. maculipennis obp1 (Amacobp1) gene were amplified using degenerate and specific primers, and some of amplicons were selected for sequencing. RESULTS: Analysis of amplified products identified that the sequence of Amacobp1 gene was 1341 bp long. This gene contains three exons (5', internal, and 3'of 160, 256, and 18 bp, respectively) and encodes 144 amino acids. The sizes of introns I and II in deduced gene are 268 and 358 nucleotides, respectively. The amino acid sequence in the C-terminal of AmacOBP1 is similar to that of major malaria vector Anopheles species. However, its N-terminal has a specific signal peptide with 19 amino acids. This peptide is conserved in different studied populations, and its sequence of amino acids shows the most variation among anopheline species. CONCLUSIONS: Degenerate primers in this study are suggested for studying obp1 gene in Anopheles species. Amacobp1 gene is proposed as a molecular marker for the detection of intraspecific ecotypes and diagnosis of different species within Maculipennis Group. Moreover, the N-terminal of AmacOBP1 peptide is recommended as a molecular marker to identify the Amacobp1 expression patterns in different chemosensory organs for assessing the molecular mechanisms and developing novel behavioural disturbance agents to control An. maculipennis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Amacobp1 gene,Anopheles maculipennis,Odorant-binding protein 1
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Science > Department of Medical Entomology
Page Range: p. 29
Journal or Publication Title: Malar J
Abstract and Indexing: Other
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Publisher: Springer
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ISSN: 1475-2875
ISBN: 1475-2875
Depositing User: خانم فائزه مظفری

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