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Aspartate Decarboxylase is Required for a Normal Pupa Pigmentation Pattern in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori
Findings show that BmADC plays a crucial role in melanin metabolism and in the pigmentation pattern of the silkworm pupal stage, and contributes to a better understanding of pupa pigmentation patterns in Lepidoptera.
Astragalus Polysaccharide Extends Lifespan via Mitigating Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori
It is shown that APS could significantly extend adult stage, mean, and maximum lifespan of the silkworm, Bombyx mori and increase body weight without affecting food intake and fecundity and reduces endoplasmic reticulum stress.
Rhodiola rosea extends lifespan and improves stress tolerance in silkworm, Bombyx mori
The results showed that R. rosea extends lifespan, in which IIS pathway might be involved, and enhances stress resistance in the silkworm, which might be used as a novel animal model for lifespan study and efficacy evaluation of Traditional Chinese Medicines.
Effects of Altered Catecholamine Metabolism on Pigmentation and Physical Properties of Sclerotized Regions in the Silkworm Melanism Mutant
It is concluded that catecholamine metabolism is crucial for the color pattern and physical properties of cuticles in silkworm.
Mutation of a Cuticular Protein, BmorCPR2, Alters Larval Body Shape and Adaptability in Silkworm, Bombyx mori
This is the first study to report the corresponding phenotype of stony in insects caused by mutation of RR1-type cuticular protein, and will aid in the development of pest control strategies for the management of Lepidoptera.
Body Shape and Coloration of Silkworm Larvae Are Influenced by a Novel Cuticular Protein
Strikingly, BmorCPH24, a fast-evolving gene, has evolved a new function responsible for the assembly of silkworm larval cuticle and has evolved to be an indispensable factor maintaining the larval body shape and its coloration pattern.
Cuticular protein defective Bamboo mutant of Bombyx mori is sensitive to environmental stresses.
Comparative analysis of the integument transcriptomes of the black dilute mutant and the wild-type silkworm Bombyx mori
It is suggested that significantly up-regulated cuticular proteins may promote melanism in silkworm larvae, including 15 cuticular protein genes that were remarkably highly expressed in the bd/bd mutant.
Genome-wide identification and analysis of elongase of very long chain fatty acid genes in the silkworm, Bombyx mori.
The present study is the first comprehensive analysis of ELOVL genes in silkworm, and the results may serve as a foundation for further analysis of the physiological functions of ELO domain and conserved HXXHH motif.
Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Profiling of Wnt Family Genes in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori
- Xin Ding, Junxia Liu, F. Dai
- Biology, MedicineInternational journal of molecular sciences
- 1 March 2019
An overview of the Wnt family in Lepidoptera is provided and Transcript analysis of Wnt in silkworm embryonic stages showed that each BmWnt gene had a unique expression pattern during embryological development.