TITLE

A Cuticle Protein Gene from the Japanese Oak Silkmoth, Antheraea yamamai: Gene Structure and mRNA Expression

AUTHOR(S)
Bo Yeon Kim; Nam Sook Park; Byung Rae Jin; Bong Hee Lee; Su Il Seong; Jae Sam Hwang; Jong Su Chang; Sang Mong Lee
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Biotechnology Letters;Oct2005, Vol. 27 Issue 19, p1499
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A cuticle protein gene, AyCP12, from the Japanese oak silkmoth, Antheraea yamamai, was isolated and characterized. The gene spans 1107 bp and consists of one intron and two exons coding for a 112 amino acid polypeptide with a predicted molecular mass of 12,163 Da and a pI of 4.4. The AyCP12 protein contained a type-specific consensus sequence identifiable in other insect cuticle proteins and the deduced amino acid sequence of the AyCP12 cDNA is most homologous to another silkmoth, A. pernyi, cuticle protein ApCP13 (82% protein sequence identity). Northern blot analysis revealed that AyCP12 showed the epidermis-specific expression.
ACCESSION #
18579882

 

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