I Sauman

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The period (per) gene of Drosophila plays an important role in circadian clock function. Interestingly, homologs of per have not been cloned outside of dipteran species. Using a PCR strategy, we now report the cloning of the cDNA of a per homolog from the silkmoth Antheraea pernyi. The cDNA encodes a protein of 849 amino acids, which shows highest identity(More)
Using a PCR strategy, we have cloned the cDNA for prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) from the giant silkmoth, Antheraea pernyi. The A. pernyi PTTH cDNA encodes a preprohormone of 221 amino acids that is 51 and 71% identical at the amino acid level with Bombyx mori and Samia cynthia ricini PTTHs, respectively. Bacterially expressed, recombinant A. pernyi PTTH(More)
The cortex and subcortical regions of the developing follicles and eggs of silkmoths are rich in cytoskeletal elements, particularly actin. In situ analysis using [3H]-polyuridylic acid and biotinylated oligo d(T) reveals a pattern of changes in poly(A)+ RNA distribution during oogenesis. The developing pattern of distribution of actin filaments in the(More)
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