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Calliphorin, a Protein Involved in the Cuticle Formation of the Blowfly, Calliphora vicina

Klaus Scheller, Hans-Peter Zimmermann and Constantin E. Sekeris


Injections of radioactively labelled calliphorin into Illrd instar larvae of Calliphora indicate that the protein is incorporated into the integument. Immunofluorescence techniques show that the endocuticle is the Final site of deposition of calliphorin. It is concluded that calliphorin is an essen­ tial protein of the tanned cuticle.

Received: 1979-12-28
Revised: 1980-2-14
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1980-6-1

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