EOF-1, the mosquito-extinguishing protein, acts as a type of contraceptive for this species.
The problem of mosquitoes is not just a night of annoying rumors, but it does not allow the next day to worsen, but sometimes it can cause death. To eradicate this problem, mosquitoes have found a protein that can disappear.
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More than 500 million people worldwide suffer from diseases that transmit these insects into the human blood: zika, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and almost a million people lose their lives.
This protein avoids the production of mosquitoes for egg. (Photo: Timothy Rhyne)
Nearly 3,000 500 mosquito species are carriers of human disease, three deadly genera. Aades genus transmits dengue, zika, chikungunya and the old yellow fever. On the other hand, the Culex mosquitoes transmit the West Nile virus and Anopheles leads malaria.
In this way, a group of researchers at the Roger Miesfield laboratory at the University of Arizona found that protein in mosquitoes, which is essential in the process of production of viable eggs, such as contraception or birth control, such insects.
Egg Shell Factor 1
Researchers led by Ecuador's Isoe appointed a factor that was blocked by the selective activity of this protein Egg Shell Factor 1 or EOF-1 (English acronym) eltxo femeninoek & # 39; defective & # 39; They caused eggs to kill the embryos from the inside.
The investigation of this blockade was published Plos Biology For this reason, this protein demonstrates that there are mosquitoes, so drugs that develop EOF-1 dysfunction will not affect other organisms like bees.
"We looked specifically for mosquitoes specifically, and then tested the functional role of egg synthesis," says Jun Isoe A prominent professor of UA and head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Scientists have mentioned for the first time that mosquitoes have used a bioinformatic approach to identify genes that are exclusive, and therefore do not affect other organisms.
We believe that other species are found in the same species of the same species.
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Mosquito bites require blood to produce eggs. (Photo: Boris Smokrovic)
How do mosquitoes grow?
Female mosquitoes bite the blood for their eggs, and men visit their flowers to drink nectar. When women enter the bloodstream, they develop follicles and take eggs for three days.
This scientific experiment is very important but a significant reduction of species, but transmits deadly diseases in humans.
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