Synthesis and organization of vitellogenin and vitellin molecules from the land crab Potamon potamios.

We have previously reported that vitellogenin (Vg) of some female animals contained four polypeptides with molecular mass of 181, 115, 105 and 85 kDa, whereas Vg of most animals contained three polypeptides with molecular mass of 115, 105 and 85 kDa. In the present investigation, we examined whether the 181 kDa polypeptide is the precursor of 115 and 105… CONTINUE READING