Characterization of a novel silkworm (Bombyx mori) phenol UDP-glucosyltransferase.

  title={Characterization of a novel silkworm (Bombyx mori) phenol UDP-glucosyltransferase.},
  author={Teresa Luque and Kazuhiro Okano and D R O'reilly},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  volume={269 3},
Sugar conjugation is a major pathway for the inactivation and excretion of both endogenous and exogenous compounds. We report here the molecular cloning and functional characterization of a phenol UDP-glucosyltransferase (UGT) from the silkworm, Bombyx mori, which was named BmUGT1. The complete cDNA clone is 1.6 kb, and the gene is expressed in several tissues of fifth-instar larvae, including fat body, midgut, integument, testis, silk gland and haemocytes. The predicted protein comprises 520… CONTINUE READING


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