James Y Bradfield

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A gene sequence encoding the neuropeptide adipokinetic hormone (AKH) was isolated from a genomic library of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. 2.5 x 10(5) recombinant plaques were screened with a 29-mer oligonucleotide substituted with deoxyinosine at six ambiguous codon positions. One clone was obtained from which we deduced an intronless gene encoding(More)
The endosymbiotic theory of the origin of mitochondria is widely accepted, and implies that loss of genes from the mitochondria to the nucleus of eukaryotic cells has occurred over evolutionary time. However, evidence at the DNA sequence level for gene transfer between these organelles has so far been limited to a single example, the demonstration that a(More)
Among animal models being explored to understand ethanol-induced teratogenesis, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) is attracting attention because its embryonic development is well characterized and readily visualized. Despite the potential of the zebrafish embryo in research on developmental anomalies produced by ethanol exposure, little is known about the(More)
Hypertrehalosemic hormone (HTH) is a neuropeptide in the adipokinetic hormone/red pigment-concentrating hormone (AKH/RPCH) family that stimulates the synthesis of trehalose, the main blood sugar of many insects. The preproHTH of the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis was cloned from the corpora cardiaca (CC), the endocrine source for HTH, and the deduced(More)
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