Drosophila Cellular Immune System: Dorothy Encodes a UDP Glycosyltransferase

  • Z. Zhou
  • A. Rodriguez
  • C.-Y. Wu
  • D. A. Kimbrell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 484)


Immune defense in Drosophila has humoral and cellular components that act effectively to control infectious organisms through the production of antimicrobial proteins and the phagocytosis and encapsulation of invading organisms (reviewed in 9). The main tissue of humoral immune defense is the fat body, which corresponds to the mammalian liver. Cellular immune defense is mediated by the hematopoietic system, which consists of hemocytes and lymph glands.


Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Hematopoietic Organ Dorsal Vessel Bithorax Complex Melanotic Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Zhou
    • 1
  • A. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • C.-Y. Wu
    • 1
  • D. A. Kimbrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Rice University

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