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Characterization of a silkworm thioredoxin peroxidase that is induced by external temperature stimulus and viral infection.
A thioredoxin peroxidase (TPx) that reduces H(2)O(2) was firstly characterized in the lepidopteran insect, silkworm Bombyx mori. The B. mori TPx (BmTPx) cDNA contains an open reading frame of 585 bpExpand
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cDNA cloning, expression, and enzymatic activity of a cellulase from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari.
  • S. Lee, S. R. Kim, +7 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B…
  • 1 September 2004
A novel cellulase [beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EGase), EC 3.2.1.4] cDNA belonging to glycoside hydrolase family (GHF) 45 was cloned from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari. The cDNA encodingExpand
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Molecular cloning and characterization of a glycosyl hydrolase family 9 cellulase distributed throughout the digestive tract of the cricket Teleogryllus emma.
A novel endogenous beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EG) gene belonging to the glycosyl hydrolase family 9 (GHF 9) that is distributed throughout the digestive tract of the cricket Teleogryllus emma was clonedExpand
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Functional role of aspartic proteinase cathepsin D in insect metamorphosis
BackgroundMetamorphosis is a complex, highly conserved and strictly regulated development process that involves the programmed cell death of obsolete larval organs. Here we show a novel functionalExpand
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A digestive beta-glucosidase from the silkworm, Bombyx mori: cDNA cloning, expression and enzymatic characterization.
A digestive beta-glucosidase cDNA was cloned from the silkworm, Bombyx mori. The B. mori beta-glucosidase cDNA contains an open reading frame of 1473 bp encoding 491 amino acid residues. The B. moriExpand
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Insect transferrin functions as an antioxidant protein in a beetle larva.
  • B. Kim, K. Lee, +7 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B…
  • 1 June 2008
In insects transferrin is known as an iron transporter, an antibiotic agent, a vitellogenin, and a juvenile hormone regulated protein. Here, a novel functional role for insect transferrin as anExpand
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Transferrin inhibits stress-induced apoptosis in a beetle.
  • K. Lee, B. Kim, +10 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Free radical biology & medicine
  • 1 October 2006
Transferrin in insects is known as an iron transporter, an antibiotic agent, a vitellogenin, and a juvenile hormone-regulated protein. We show here a novel functional role for insect transferrin.Expand
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N-linked glycosylation of a beetle (Apriona germari) cellulase Ag-EGase II is necessary for enzymatic activity.
  • Y. D. Wei, K. Lee, +8 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 1 June 2006
We previously reported that the beta-1,4-endoglucanase (EGase) belonging to glycoside hydrolase family (GHF) 45 of the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari (Ag-EGase II), has three potentialExpand
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A Spider-Derived Kunitz-Type Serine Protease Inhibitor That Acts as a Plasmin Inhibitor and an Elastase Inhibitor
Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitors are involved in various physiological processes, such as ion channel blocking, blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and inflammation. While spider-derivedExpand
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Molecular cloning, expression, and enzymatic activity of a novel endogenous cellulase from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari.
  • Y. D. Wei, K. Lee, +6 authors B. Jin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B…
  • 1 October 2006
A novel endogenous beta-1,4-endoglucanase (Ag-EGase III) gene belonging to the glycoside hydrolase family (GHF) 5 was cloned from the mulberry longicorn beetle, Apriona germari. The Ag-EGase III geneExpand
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