cDNA cloning and mRNA expression of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase gene homologue from the silkworm, bombyx mori

Jae Sam Hwang, Seok Woo Kang, Tae Won Goo, Eun Young Yun, Jin Sung Lee, O. Yu Kwon, Taehoon Chun, Yuriko Suzuki, Haruhiko Fujiwara

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1002
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology letters
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun

Keywords

  • Bombyx mori
  • Diapause
  • Dopamine
  • Ecdysteroid
  • L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase
  • Suboesophageal ganglion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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    Hwang, J. S., Kang, S. W., Goo, T. W., Yun, E. Y., Lee, J. S., Kwon, O. Y., Chun, T., Suzuki, Y., & Fujiwara, H. (2003). cDNA cloning and mRNA expression of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase gene homologue from the silkworm, bombyx mori. Biotechnology letters, 25(12), 997-1002. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024035424317