Molecular cloning of the precursors of pigment dispersing hormone in crustaceans.

@article{DesmoucellesCarette1996MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular cloning of the precursors of pigment dispersing hormone in crustaceans.},
  author={C Desmoucelles-Carette and Daniel Y. Sellos and Alain van Wormhoudt},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1996},
  volume={221 3},
  pages={739-43}
}
The cDNAs encoding the precursors of a chromactive crustacean hormone, Pigment Dispersing Hormone (PDH) of the shrimp Penaeus vannamei, were studied by PCR and molecular cloning. Three different cDNAs were isolated and sequenced. The PDH precursor consists of a putative 22- or 23-amino acid signal peptide, a 34-amino acid PDH-Precursor Related Peptide (PPRP) of unknown function, and the 18-amino acid mature PDH. The deduced mature PDH amino acid sequences are identical except the change of a… CONTINUE READING