cDNA cloning and induction of tyrosine hydroxylase gene from the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella.

  title={cDNA cloning and induction of tyrosine hydroxylase gene from the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella.},
  author={Sejung Hwang and Saeyoull Cho and Yong Chul Park},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  volume={75 2},
We cloned a full-length tyrosine hydroxylase cDNA from the integument of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. In the phylogenetic tree, tyrosine hydroxylase (PxTH) clustered with the other lepidopteran THs. Serine residues in the PxTH sequence, namely Ser(24), Ser(31), Ser(35), Ser(53), and Ser(65), were predicted to be the target sites for phosphorylation based on PROSITE analysis. In particular, Ser(35) of PxTH is highly conserved across a broad phylogenetic range of animal taxa… 

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