Chie Goto

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Adoxophyes honmai nucleopolyhedrovirus (AdhoNPV) has a distinctive pathology in A. honmai larvae, killing the host more slowly than other NPVs. To further understand the pathology of AdhoNPV, its genome was completely sequenced and compared with those of other baculoviruses. The AdhoNPV genome is 113,220 bp, with a G + C content of 35.6%. It contains 125(More)
A Japanese isolate of Mamestra brassicae nucleopolyhedrovirus (MabrNPV) was identified phylogenetically as a group II nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) that is related closely to other NPVs isolated from Mamestra spp. based on nucleotide sequence data of its polh, egt and lef-3 genes. The multiplication of MabrNPV in M. brassicae larvae was characterized following(More)
Lepidopteran baculovirus-specific protein FP25K performs many roles during the infection cycle, including functions in the production of occlusion bodies (OBs) and budded viruses (BVs), oral infection, and postmortem host degradation. To explore the common and specific functions of FP25K proteins among lepidopteran baculoviruses, we performed comparative(More)
Sex pheromone production in most moths is initiated following pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide receptor (PBANR) activation. PBANR was initially cloned from pheromone glands (PGs) of Helicoverpa zea and Bombyx mori. The B. mori PBANR is characterized by a relatively long C-terminus that is essential for ligand-induced internalization, whereas(More)
The pathogenicity of two granuloviruses (GVs), Xestia c-nigrum GV (XecnGV) and Pseudaletia unipuncta GV (PsunGV), was examined in Mythimna separata. Partial sequencing of the genome of PsunGV indicated that it is related closely to XecnGV, but considered to be a different species. PsunGV and XecnGV showed similar pathogenicity in terms of dose-mortality(More)
The insecticidal effect of Mamestra brassicae nucleopolyhedrovirus (MabrNPV) T5 against Mamestra brassicae (L.) and Helicoverpa armnigera (Hiibner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), important pests of various vegetables and ornamental crops in Japan as well as many other countries, and the enhancing activity of proteins derived from occlusion bodies of Xestia(More)
Restriction endonuclease analysis was performed on the genomic DNA of granulosis viruses isolated from noctuid species of six genera: Xestia c-nigrum, Autographa gamma, Hydraecia amurensis, Celaena leucostigma, Aletia pallens and Pseudaletia separata. All of the isolates gave very similar restriction endonuclease profiles with only minor variations. An(More)
The synergistic enhancement of nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) infection by granuloviruses (GVs) is well documented; and a GV granule protein, named viral enhancin, has been identified as an active contributor to this effect. We detected the presence of two proteins with molecular mass of 93 and 108 kDa in granules of a GV isolated from Xestia c-nigrum (L.)(More)
PCR is a useful technique to detect mutations in insecticide resistance genes or to analyze gene flow in pest insects. Plutella xylostella (L.) is one of the most important pests that develops insecticide resistance, and it is desirable to make efficient use of specimens obtained from pheromone-baited sticky traps. To estimate the period of DNA preservation(More)
Cleavage of the extracellular matrix (ECM) by proteolysis unmasks cryptic sites and generates novel fragments with biological activities functionally distinct from those of the intact ECM molecule. The laminin G-like (LG)4-5 fragment has been shown to be excised from the laminin alpha4 chain in various tissues. However, the functional role of this fragment(More)