Role of lipophorin in lipid transport to the insect egg.

Abstract

Lipid accounts for 40% of the dry weight of a mature Manduca sexta egg. Less than 1% of the total egg lipid is derived from de novo synthesis by the follicles. The remaining egg lipid originates in the fat body and is transported to the ovary by lipoproteins. Vitellogenin, the major egg yolk lipoprotein, accounts for 5% of the total egg lipid. The remaining… (More)

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@article{Kawooya1988RoleOL, title={Role of lipophorin in lipid transport to the insect egg.}, author={J. K. Kawooya and John H. Law}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={1988}, volume={263 18}, pages={8748-53} }