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The Interaction between a Sexually Transferred Steroid Hormone and a Female Protein Regulates Oogenesis in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae

  • Francesco Baldini,

    Affiliations: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze Biochimiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy

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  • Paolo Gabrieli,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze Biochimiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy

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  • Adam South,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Clarissa Valim,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Francesca Mancini,

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze Biochimiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy

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  • Flaminia Catteruccia mail

    fcatter@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze Biochimiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy

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  • Published: October 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001695

About the Authors

Francesco Baldini, Adam South, Clarissa Valim, Flaminia Catteruccia
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Francesco Baldini, Paolo Gabrieli, Francesca Mancini, Flaminia Catteruccia
Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Scienze Biochimiche, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Terni, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: fcatter@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: FB PG FC. Performed the experiments: FB PG FM. Analyzed the data: FB PG AS CV FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FC. Wrote the paper: FB FC.