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Research Article

The Major Yolk Protein Vitellogenin Interferes with the Anti-Plasmodium Response in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae

  • Martin K. Rono,

    Affiliations: INSERM, U963, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, IBMC, UPR9022, Strasbourg, France, Université de Strasbourg, UMR 963, Strasbourg, France

    Current address: KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Miranda M. A. Whitten,

    Affiliations: INSERM, U963, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, IBMC, UPR9022, Strasbourg, France, Université de Strasbourg, UMR 963, Strasbourg, France

    Current address: Department of Pure and Applied Ecology, School of the Environment and Society, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Mustapha Oulad-Abdelghani,

    Affiliation: INSERM, U964/CNRS, UMR 7104/Université de Strasbourg, IGBMC, Illkirch, France

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  • Elena A. Levashina,

    Affiliations: INSERM, U963, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, IBMC, UPR9022, Strasbourg, France, Université de Strasbourg, UMR 963, Strasbourg, France

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  • Eric Marois mail

    E.Marois@unistra.fr

    Affiliations: INSERM, U963, Strasbourg, France, CNRS, IBMC, UPR9022, Strasbourg, France, Université de Strasbourg, UMR 963, Strasbourg, France

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000434

About the Authors

Martin K. Rono, Miranda M. A. Whitten, Elena A. Levashina, Eric Marois
INSERM, U963, Strasbourg, France
Martin K. Rono, Miranda M. A. Whitten, Elena A. Levashina, Eric Marois
CNRS, IBMC, UPR9022, Strasbourg, France
Martin K. Rono, Miranda M. A. Whitten, Elena A. Levashina, Eric Marois
Université de Strasbourg, UMR 963, Strasbourg, France
Mustapha Oulad-Abdelghani
INSERM, U964/CNRS, UMR 7104/Université de Strasbourg, IGBMC, Illkirch, France

Corresponding Author

Email: E.Marois@unistra.fr

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: MKR MMW EAL EM. Performed the experiments: MKR MMW EM. Analyzed the data: MKR MMW EAL EM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MOA. Wrote the paper: MKR EAL EM.