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Cathepsin C (dipeptidyl-peptidaseI, DPPI) is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase that belongs to the papain superfamily, and it is involved in protein degradation and proenzyme activation. However, very little is known about the function of cathepsin C in bivalves. In the present study, we identified the cathepsin C gene in the razor clam Sinonovacula(More)
Myostatin (MSTN) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily (TGF-β) and is an important negative regulator of muscle growth in vertebrates. In this study, we cloned and analyzed the MSTN gene (Sc-MSTN) from razor clam (Sinonovacula constricta). The full length of Sc-MSTN cDNA sequence consists of 4226 base pairs (bp), comprising a 522-bp 5'(More)
Insulin-like peptide (ILP) has emerged as a cell regulatory factor with multiple functions in vertebrates and invertebrates. In the present study, we identified and characterized two ILP genes, ILP1 and ILP2, in the razor clam Sinonovacula constricta. Both ILPs have a signal peptide and a mature domain consisting of six strictly conserved cysteines. The(More)
The razor clam Sinonovacula constricta is an important commercial species. The deficiency of developmental transcriptomic data is becoming the bottleneck of further researches on the mechanisms underlying settlement and metamorphosis in early development. In this study, de novo transcriptome sequencing was performed for S. constricta at different early(More)
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