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Plasmatocyte spreading peptide (PSP) is a cytokine from the moth Pseudoplusia includens that activates a class of hemocytes called plasmatocytes to bind and spr
This project seeks to characterize a molecule called plasmatocyte spreading peptide that regulates the immune response of many agricultural pests. Source...
1. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 1999 Nov;42(3):213-23. Plasmatocyte spreading peptide induces spreading of plasmatocytes but represses spreading of granulocytes.
Experimental Verification for 1b5n » Plasmatocyte-spreading peptide PSP1; No experimental data about interactions with lipid bilayers.
Plasmatocyte-spreading peptide (PSP) plays a central role in insect cellular immune defenses against bacterial infection