Cloning of cDNAs encoding sorbitol dehydrogenase-2a and b, enzymatic characterization, and up-regulated expression of the genes in Bombyx mori diapause eggs exposed to 5 °C.

We previously cloned a cDNA for sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH1) from Bombyx mori. In the present study we cloned two additional cDNAs encoding SDHs (designated as SDH2a and SDH2b). The amino acid sequences of SDH2ab were almost the same and had higher similarity to the SDHs of other organisms than to B. mori SDH1. The SDH2ab and SDH1genes were located in… CONTINUE READING