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Insect fat body: energy, metabolism, and regulation.
This review focuses on energy storage and release in insects and summarizes current understanding of the mechanisms underlying these processes in insects.
Conformation of a Group 2 Late Embryogenesis Abundant Protein from Soybean. Evidence of Poly (l-Proline)-type II Structure1
The ability of the protein to remain in a highly extended conformation at low temperatures could constitute the basis of the functional role of GmDHN1 in the prevention of freezing, desiccation, ionic, or osmotic stress-related damage to macromolecular structures.
Lipid storage and mobilization in insects: current status and future directions.
Deep sequencing of small RNA libraries reveals dynamic regulation of conserved and novel microRNAs and microRNA-stars during silkworm development
This work identified 101 homologs of conserved miRNAs, 14 species-specific and two antisense mi RNAs in the silkworm, and provided deeper insights into changes in conserved and novel miRNA and miRNA* accumulation during development.
The main triglyceride-lipase from the insect fat body is an active phospholipase A1: identification and characterization Published, JLR Papers in Press, September 27, 2006.
- E. L. Arrese, Rajesh T. Patel, J. Soulages
- Biology, ChemistryJournal of Lipid Research
- 1 December 2006
It was observed that the activation of lipolysis in vivo is accompanied by activation of the hydrolysis of phospholipids of the lipid droplets, suggesting that the PL activity of the insect TG-lipase could be required to allow access of the lipase to TG molecules contained in the core of the cholesterol droplets.
Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta.
Purification and properties of a phosphorylatable triacylglycerol lipase from the fat body of an insect, Manduca sexta.
A triacylglycerol lipase, presumably the first enzyme involved in the mobilization of lipid from the insect fat body, has been purified to homogeneity from the fat body of Manduca sexta and it is suggested that this fat body lipase could be analogous to the "hormone-sensitive lipase" of vertebrate adipose tissue.
Activation of the Lipid Droplet Controls the Rate of Lipolysis of Triglycerides in the Insect Fat Body*
- Rajesh T. Patel, J. Soulages, Balaji Hariharasundaram, E. L. Arrese
- BiologyJournal of Biological Chemistry
- 17 June 2005
It is concluded that the lipolysis in fat body adipocytes is controlled by the activation of the lipid droplet, and Lsdp1 is the main target of PKA, suggesting that this protein is a major player in theactivation of lipolyses in insects.
Function and structure of lipid storage droplet protein 1 studied in lipoprotein complexes.
Electrophoretic, solubility and functional properties of commercial soy protein isolates
The aim was to determine the degree of protein denaturation and the relative amounts of the different protein species and to determine the incidence of the structural features of the proteins on the…