RRC ID 3458
Author Saito K, Su ZH, Emi A, Mita K, Takeda M, Fujiwara Y.
Title Cloning and expression analysis of takeout/JHBP family genes of silkworm, Bombyx mori.
Journal Insect Mol. Biol.
Abstract A Bombyx EST cDNA database was searched using the Drosophila takeout gene and nine cDNAs were obtained. The homology search suggested that these genes are widespread in insects and organize a large gene family, and that they have hydrophobic ligands. A phylogenetic tree indicated that the genes are first divided into two large groups, juvenile hormone binding protein and other protein genes, and the latter group diversified within a short time at an early stage. The expression study of five Bombyx genes indicated that they are expressed in various tissues and are regulated by development and feeding conditions. The Bombyx genes might have roles related to the regulation of metabolism, growth or development related to nutritional conditions.
Volume 15(3)
Pages 245-51
Published 2006-6
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2006.00612.x
PMID 16756543
MeSH Amino Acid Sequence Animals Biological Evolution Bombyx / genetics* Bombyx / physiology Carrier Proteins / genetics* Drosophila Proteins / genetics Female Gene Expression Genes, Insect / physiology* Insect Proteins / genetics* Male Molecular Sequence Data Multigene Family Sequence Alignment Sequence Analysis, DNA Sequence Homology, Amino Acid Starvation / metabolism
IF 2.437
Times Cited 19
Silkworms EST database