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We have used the differential display of mRNAs technique to identify Choristoneura fumiferana genes that are induced by juvenile hormone I (JH I). Of the six PCR products identified, one bound to a 2.8-kb mRNA from CF-203 cells whose abundance increased when the cells were grown in the presence of JH I. The same 2.8-kb mRNA decreased to undetectable levels(More)
Chitinase (CfChitinase) cDNA from the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana, was cloned using reverse transcription PCR and cDNA library screening. The CfChitinase cDNA was determined to be 2856 nucleotides long with the longest open reading frame made up of 1671 nucleotides that encoded a protein that was 557 amino acid long with a predicted molecular(More)
Cloning and characterization of a Choristoneura fumiferana ultraspiracle (Cfusp) cDNA are described. First, a PCR fragment and then a cDNA clone (4.4 kb) were isolated from spruce budworm cDNA libraries. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence of this cDNA with the sequences in Genbank showed that this sequence had high homology with the ultraspiracle(More)
A 23-kDa protein that was present at higher levels in diapausing 2nd instar larvae than in feeding 2nd instar larvae of Choristoneura fumiferana was purified, and polyclonal antibodies were raised against this protein. The antibodies were subsequently used to screen a cDNA library that was constructed using RNA from 2nd instar larvae. Eight identical cDNA(More)
A full-length cDNA clone corresponding to the Choristoneura fumiferana ecdysone receptor-A isoform (CfEcR-A) was isolated. The deduced amino acid sequence of CfEcR-A differed from CfEcR-B in the NH2-terminal region of the A/B domain. The CfEcR-A-specific region showed high amino acid identity with EcR-A isoforms of Manduca sexta, Bombyx mori, Drosophila(More)
Cloning and characterization of a cDNA of the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana, that showed high amino acid similarity with the deduced amino acid sequences of E75 cDNAs cloned from Manduca sexta, Galleria melonella, and Drosophila melanogaster are described. Initially, a cDNA fragment and then a full length cDNA were cloned from C. fumiferana. The(More)
Choristoneura hormone receptor 3 (CHR3) is a 20E (20-hydroxyecdysone)-induced delayed early gene that is homologous to Manduca hormone receptor 3 (MHR3), Drosophila hormone receptor 3 (DHR3), and Galleria hormone receptor 3 (GHR3). We recently cloned and characterized a cDNA that was copied from the 4.5 kb CHR3B mRNA. To isolate additional CHR3 isoforms,(More)
Degenerate oligonucleotides were designed on the basis of conserved amino acid sequences in the DNA and ligand-binding regions of the members of the steroid hormone receptor superfamily. Using these oligonucleotides in RNA-PCR, a cDNA fragment was isolated from the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence of(More)
Degenerate oligonucleotides and cDNA converted from Choristoneura fumiferana embryonic RNA were used in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) procedure to isolate a 683 bp cDNA fragment. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence of this cDNA fragment showed that it was a region of an MHR3-like gene from C. fumeferana; we therefore named it Choristoneura(More)
IPRI-MD-66 (MD-66) cells respond to 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E, 4 x 10(-6) M) in the medium by producing cytoplasmic extensions, clumping and attaching themselves to the substrate. These morphological changes are at a maximum by 6 days post treatment. Degenerate oligonucleotides, designed on the basis of conserved amino acid sequences in the DNA and ligand(More)