Characterization of the carotenoid-binding protein of the Y-gene dominant mutants of Bombyx mori.

@article{Tsuchida2004CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the carotenoid-binding protein of the Y-gene dominant mutants of Bombyx mori.},
  author={Kozo Tsuchida and Zeina E. Jouni and Jennifer S Gardetto and Yutaka Kobayashi and Hiroko Tabunoki and Masaaki Azuma and Hiromu Sugiyama and Naoko O Takada and Hideaki Maekawa and Yutaka Banno and Hiroshi Fujii and Hidetoshi Iwano and Michael R. Wells},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={363-72}
}
Carotenoids play important and diverse roles in insects. Recently, we purified and partially characterized a carotenoid-binding protein (CBP) from the wild type of Bombyx mori. In this report, we utilized immunoblotting, ELISA and immunocytochemistry to further characterize and localize the expression of CBP in the larval midgut and silk gland obtained from the wild type and four naturally occurring mutants linked to carotenoids transport. CBP was expressed throughout the 5th stadium, with… CONTINUE READING