Preferential expression of biotransformation enzymes in the olfactory organs of Drosophila melanogaster, the antennae.

@article{Wang1999PreferentialEO,
  title={Preferential expression of biotransformation enzymes in the olfactory organs of Drosophila melanogaster, the antennae.},
  author={Qianben Wang and Gaiti Hasan and Claudio W. Pikielny},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={274 15},
  pages={10309-15}
}
Biotransformation enzymes have been found in the olfactory epithelium of vertebrates. We now show that in Drosophila melanogaster, a UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGT), as well as a short chain dehydrogenase/reductase and a cytochrome P450 are expressed specifically or preferentially in the olfactory organs, the antennae. The evolutionarily conserved expression of biotransformation enzymes in olfactory organs suggests that they play an important role in olfaction. In addition, we describe five… CONTINUE READING

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