Fernando Noriega's is published in PNAS

Fernando G. Noriega, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). His collaborative work, titled "NADP-dependent farnesol dehydrogenase, a corpora allata enzyme involved in juvenile hormone synthesis", reports identification and characterization of an insect farnesol dehydrogenase (AaSDR-1) that oxidizes farnesol into farnesal, a precursor of JH, in the CA. AaSDR-1 was isolated as an EST in a library of the corpora allata-corpora cardiaca of the mosquito Aedes aegypti.