L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase (DDC) cDNA, from Bombyx mori that contains an open reading frame of 1437 bp encoding 478 amino acids, was cloned and characterized. Expression analyses of B. mori DDC mRNA by Northern and in situ hybridization indicated that expression of silkworm DDC expression is possibly controlled by neuropeptide hormones in tissue- and stage-specific manners.
- Bombyx mori
- L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase
- Suboesophageal ganglion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology