Preferential expression of the gene for a putative inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor homologue in the mushroom bodies of the brain of the worker honeybee Apis mellifera L.

@article{Kamikouchi1998PreferentialEO,
  title={Preferential expression of the gene for a putative inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor homologue in the mushroom bodies of the brain of the worker honeybee Apis mellifera L.},
  author={Azusa Kamikouchi and Hideaki Takeuchi and Miyuki Sawata and Kazuaki Ohashi and Shunji Natori and Takeo Kubo},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1998},
  volume={242 1},
  pages={181-6}
}
A gene expressed preferentially in the mushroom bodies of the brain of the worker honeybee Apis mellifera L. was identified by the differential display method and its cDNA was isolated. The cDNA fragment of 534 bp (clone A1) contained an open reading frame encoding 177 amino acid residues having 78, 72, 70, 59 and 55% sequence identities with the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors of Drosophila melanogaster, Xenopus laevis and humans (types 1, 2 and 3), respectively, suggesting that… CONTINUE READING