Sites of expression of mRNA for lysenin, a protein isolated from the coelomic fluid of the earthworm Eisenia foetida

@article{Ohta2000SitesOE,
  title={Sites of expression of mRNA for lysenin, a protein isolated from the coelomic fluid of the earthworm Eisenia foetida},
  author={Naoshi Ohta and Seiji Shioda and Yoshiyuki Sekizawa and Yasumitsu Nakai and Hideshi Kobayashi},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={302},
  pages={263-270}
}
Lysenin is a 33-kDa protein of 297 amino acids that was originally purified from the coelomic fluid of the earthworm Eisenia foetida. It binds specifically to sphingomyelin. In this study, we attempted to identify the site of synthesis of lysenin in the earthworm. We detected the expression of mRNA for lysenin and the presence of immunoreactive lysenin in the large coelomocytes and in the free large chloragocytes present in the lumen of the typhlosole, a depression in the dorsal wall of the… CONTINUE READING