Specificity Determinants of the Silkworm Moth Sex Pheromone

@inproceedings{Xu2012SpecificityDO,
  title={Specificity Determinants of the Silkworm Moth Sex Pheromone},
  author={Pingxi Xu and Antony M Hooper and John Anthony Pickett and Walter S Leal},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
The insect olfactory system, particularly the peripheral sensory system for sex pheromone reception in male moths, is highly selective, but specificity determinants at the receptor level are hitherto unknown. Using the Xenopus oocyte recording system, we conducted a thorough structure-activity relationship study with the sex pheromone receptor of the silkworm moth, Bombyx mori, BmorOR1. When co-expressed with the obligatory odorant receptor co-receptor (BmorOrco), BmorOR1 responded in a dose… CONTINUE READING
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