Hyang Mi Cheon

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Storage protein-1 (HcSP-1) is a major storage protein found in the hemolymph and fat body of Hyphantria cunea. HcSP-1 has a high methionine (6.0%) and low aromatic amino acid content (8.5%) (Cheon et al., 1998). In this study, the accumulation and expression of HcSP-1 in ovary was investigated using biochemical and immunocytochemical methods. HcSP-1 was(More)
A full-length clone corresponding to attacin was isolated from a cDNA library made from fat body of immunized Hyphantria cunea larvae. This newly isolated attacin B shows characteristics different from those previously reported for attacin A. The two attacin cDNAs encode precursor proteins of 233 and 248 amino acid residues, respectively. The two attacins(More)
Storage protein-1 (SP-1) is a major storage protein found in the hemolymph and fat body of Hyphantria cunea. In this study, the uptake and accumulation of SP-1 into the ovary of H. cunea was investigated using biochemical and immunocytochemical methods. SP-1 in H. cunea has a high methionine content (4.6%) but is not female-specific, like other high(More)
A manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene was cloned from the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea. MnSOD cDNAs encode precursor proteins of 215 amino acid residues. H. cunea MnSOD possesses the metal binding ligands of 3 histidines and 1 aspartic acid common to MnSODs. The deduced amino acid sequences of the H. cunea MnSOD cDNA showed 76% identity to Bombyx(More)
Lipophorin (Lp) functions as a yolk protein precursor in the mosquito Aedes aegypti and it is internalized via receptor-mediated endocytosis (Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol., 30 (2000) 1161). We cloned and molecularly characterized a putative mosquito ovarian lipophorin receptor (AaLpRov) cDNA. The cDNA has a length of 3468 bp coding for a 1156-residue protein(More)
The cDNA corresponding to a novel lipocalin was identified from the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea. This lipocalin cDNA encodes a 194 residue protein with a calculated molecular mass of 23 kDa. Sequence analyses revealed that the 23 kDa lipocalin cDNA is most similar to Drosophila lazarillo, human apolipoprotein D, and Bombyrin. Northern blot analyses(More)
We isolated and sequenced a cDNA clone corresponding to storage protein-2 (SP-2) from the fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea. The cDNA for SP-2 (2572 bp) codes for a 747-residue protein with a predicted molecular mass of 88.5 kDa. The calculated isoelectric point is 7.6. Multiple alignment analysis of amino acid sequence revealed that SP-2 is most similar to(More)
Apolipophorin-III (apoLp-III), a hemolymph protein that facilitates lipid transport in aqueous media in insects was recently shown to play a role in insect immune activation. Here, we report another novel possible function of apoLp-III in insects. To identify genes affected by apoLp-III expression in larvae, we decreased endogenous apoLp-III mRNA in(More)
We have sequenced a cDNA clone encoding a 26-kDa ferritin subunit, which was heavy chain homologue (HCH), in fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea. The HCH cDNA was obtained from the screening of a cDNA library using a PCR product. H. cunea ferritin is composed of 221 amino acid residues and their calculated mass is 26,160 Da. The protein contains the conserved(More)
A new insect member of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) family of transcription factors, Hyphantria cunea STAT (HcSTAT), was cloned from the lepidopteran H. cunea. The domain involved in DNA interaction and the Src homology 2 (SH2) domain were well conserved. During all developmental stages, the gene was expressed at a low level(More)