Kazuei Mita

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Catalogue of epidermal genes: genes expressed in the epidermis during larval molt of the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Shun Okamoto
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8562, Japan
    BMC Genomics 9:396. 2008
  2. pmc SPODOBASE: an EST database for the lepidopteran crop pest Spodoptera
    Vincent Negre
    1Unité Informatique de Centre, INRA AgroM, 2 place Viala, 34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, France
    BMC Bioinformatics 7:322. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The genome sequence of silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Kazuei Mita
    Genome Research Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    DNA Res 11:27-35. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Expression profiling of novel bacteria-induced genes from the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Hiromitsu Tanaka
    Innate Immunity Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 73:148-62. 2010
  5. pmc A BAC-based integrated linkage map of the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Kimiko Yamamoto
    Insect Genome Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Genome Biol 9:R21. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Genome-wide analysis of host gene expression in the silkworm cells infected with Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus
    Aki Sagisaka
    Innate Immunity Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Virus Res 147:166-75. 2010
  7. pmc Identification of anhydrobiosis-related genes from an expressed sequence tag database in the cryptobiotic midge Polypedilum vanderplanki (Diptera; Chironomidae)
    Richard Cornette
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    J Biol Chem 285:35889-99. 2010
  8. pmc Single amino acid mutation in an ATP-binding cassette transporter gene causes resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ab in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Shogo Atsumi
    Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba 305 8634, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:E1591-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Positional cloning of a gene responsible for the cts mutation of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Katsuhiko Ito
    Insect Genome Research Unit, Agrogenonmics Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Genome 55:493-504. 2012
  10. pmc KAIKObase: an integrated silkworm genome database and data mining tool
    Michihiko Shimomura
    Mitsubishi Space Software Co Ltd, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    BMC Genomics 10:486. 2009

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Publications64

  1. pmc Catalogue of epidermal genes: genes expressed in the epidermis during larval molt of the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Shun Okamoto
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8562, Japan
    BMC Genomics 9:396. 2008
    ..Therefore, we have catalogued a library of full-length cDNAs (designated epM) from epidermal cells during the last larval molt of Bombyx mori...
  2. pmc SPODOBASE: an EST database for the lepidopteran crop pest Spodoptera
    Vincent Negre
    1Unité Informatique de Centre, INRA AgroM, 2 place Viala, 34060 Montpellier Cedex 2, France
    BMC Bioinformatics 7:322. 2006
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  3. ncbi request reprint The genome sequence of silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Kazuei Mita
    Genome Research Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    DNA Res 11:27-35. 2004
    ..A search for Bombyx orthologs to Drosophila genes controlling sex determination in the WGS data revealed 11 Bombyx genes and suggested that the sex-determining systems differ profoundly between the two species...
  4. doi request reprint Expression profiling of novel bacteria-induced genes from the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Hiromitsu Tanaka
    Innate Immunity Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 73:148-62. 2010
    ..We further profiled the expression of three genes in different tissues and a silkworm cell line, NIAS-Bm-aff3, in response to bacteria, and at different times after bacterial challenge in the fat body...
  5. pmc A BAC-based integrated linkage map of the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Kimiko Yamamoto
    Insect Genome Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Genome Biol 9:R21. 2008
    ..For a more complete genome analysis, we developed extended scaffolds combining physical maps with improved genetic maps...
  6. doi request reprint Genome-wide analysis of host gene expression in the silkworm cells infected with Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus
    Aki Sagisaka
    Innate Immunity Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Virus Res 147:166-75. 2010
    ..However, the expression levels of most genes were not dramatically changed except BmEts expression increased approximately 8.0-fold 12h after BmNPV infection...
  7. pmc Identification of anhydrobiosis-related genes from an expressed sequence tag database in the cryptobiotic midge Polypedilum vanderplanki (Diptera; Chironomidae)
    Richard Cornette
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    J Biol Chem 285:35889-99. 2010
    ..A third major feature is the predicted increase in trehalose synthesis and in the expression of various transporter proteins allowing the distribution of trehalose and other solutes to all tissues...
  8. pmc Single amino acid mutation in an ATP-binding cassette transporter gene causes resistance to Bt toxin Cry1Ab in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Shogo Atsumi
    Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba 305 8634, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:E1591-8. 2012
    ..This study represents a direct demonstration of Bt resistance gene function in insects with the use of transgenesis...
  9. doi request reprint Positional cloning of a gene responsible for the cts mutation of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Katsuhiko Ito
    Insect Genome Research Unit, Agrogenonmics Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Genome 55:493-504. 2012
    ..These expression profiles and the cts phenotype are quite similar to those of melanin-related genes, such as Bmyellow-e and Bm-iAANAT, suggesting that BmMFS is involved in the melanin synthesis pathway...
  10. pmc KAIKObase: an integrated silkworm genome database and data mining tool
    Michihiko Shimomura
    Mitsubishi Space Software Co Ltd, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    BMC Genomics 10:486. 2009
    ..Now, both the datasets have been merged and assembled through a joint collaboration between the two groups...
  11. doi request reprint Conservation of a pair of serpin 2 genes and their expression in Amphiesmenoptera
    Naoyuki Yonemura
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:371-80. 2012
    ..mori and is expressed in a cytoplasmic and in a secreted forms in diverse organs, including the silk glands...
  12. doi request reprint Construction of a piggyBac-based enhancer trap system for the analysis of gene function in silkworm Bombyx mori
    Keiro Uchino
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:1165-73. 2008
    ..We concluded that the piggyBac-based GAL4 enhancer trap system developed in this study is applicable for large-scale enhancer trapping in the silkworm...
  13. pmc Large Scale Full-Length cDNA Sequencing Reveals a Unique Genomic Landscape in a Lepidopteran Model Insect, Bombyx mori
    Yoshitaka Suetsugu
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba 305 8634, Japan
    G3 (Bethesda) 3:1481-92. 2013
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  14. pmc Transcriptional regulation of juvenile hormone-mediated induction of Krüppel homolog 1, a repressor of insect metamorphosis
    Takumi Kayukawa
    Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:11729-34. 2012
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  15. pmc Conservation of silk genes in Trichoptera and Lepidoptera
    Naoyuki Yonemura
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8634, Japan
    J Mol Evol 68:641-53. 2009
    ..On the other hand, sequences composed of a motif similar to ERIVAPTVITR surrounded by the (SX)(4-6) strings and modifications of the GRRGWGRRG motif occur in Trichoptera and not in Lepidoptera...
  16. doi request reprint Non-susceptibility genes to Bombyx densovirus type 1, Nid-1 and nsd-1, affect distinct steps of the viral infection pathway
    Kurako Kidokoro
    Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Invertebr Pathol 103:79-81. 2010
    ..The result suggests that nsd-1 blocks early step of infection. On the other hand, Nid-1 does not block cell and nucleus entry and viral transcription in nuclei but blocks later step in the viral infection cycle...
  17. ncbi request reprint Identification of four major hornet silk genes with a complex of alanine-rich and serine-rich sequences in Vespa simillima xanthoptera Cameron
    Hideki Sezutsu
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:2725-34. 2007
    ..Because heptad repeat sequences of hydrophobic residue are present in the Ala-rich region, we believe that the Ala-rich region of hornet silk predominantly forms a coiled coil with an alpha-helix conformation...
  18. doi request reprint Molecular characterization and functional analysis of novel carboxyl/cholinesterases with GQSAG motif in the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Takuya Tsubota
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:100-12. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that of the CCEs containing a GQSAG motif only BmJHE can function as a JH-specific degradation enzyme in the silkworm...
  19. pmc Deletion of a gene encoding an amino acid transporter in the midgut membrane causes resistance to a Bombyx parvo-like virus
    Katsuhiko Ito
    Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7523-7. 2008
    ..This is a previously undescribed report of positional cloning of a mutant gene in Bombyx and isolation of an absolute virus resistance gene in insects...
  20. ncbi request reprint Little gene flow between domestic silkmoth Bombyx mori and its wild relative Bombyx mandarina in Japan, and possible artificial selection on the CAD gene of B. mori
    Kenji Yukuhiro
    Transgenic Silkworm Research Unit, Genetically Modified Organism Research Center, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 87:331-40. 2012
    ..mandarina than in B. mori. The extremely low level of DNA polymorphism in B. mori compared to its wild relatives suggested that the CAD gene itself or its tightly linked regions are possible targets for silkworm domestication...
  21. pmc Precocious metamorphosis in the juvenile hormone-deficient mutant of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Takaaki Daimon
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002486. 2012
    ..mori. Our identification of a JH-deficient mutant in this model insect will lead to a greater understanding of the molecular basis of the hormonal control of development and metamorphosis...
  22. pmc Construction of a single nucleotide polymorphism linkage map for the silkworm, Bombyx mori, based on bacterial artificial chromosome end sequences
    Kimiko Yamamoto
    Genome Research Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Genetics 173:151-61. 2006
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  23. pmc End-sequencing and characterization of silkworm (Bombyx mori) bacterial artificial chromosome libraries
    Yoshitaka Suetsugu
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    BMC Genomics 8:314. 2007
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  24. doi request reprint A genome-wide analysis of genes and gene families involved in innate immunity of Bombyx mori
    Hiromitsu Tanaka
    Innate Immunity Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:1087-110. 2008
    ..Differential gene regulation by different bacterial species was found in PGRP and Serpin genes, suggesting that Bombyx has a highly selective gene regulation system depending on bacterial species...
  25. pmc Annotated ESTs from various tissues of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens: a genomic resource for studying agricultural pests
    Hiroaki Noda
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    BMC Genomics 9:117. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint Lipophorin receptor of Bombyx mori: cDNA cloning, genomic structure, alternative splicing, and isolation of a new isoform
    Ravikumar Gopalapillai
    Insect Genome Laboratory, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
    J Lipid Res 47:1005-13. 2006
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  27. pmc The construction of an EST database for Bombyx mori and its application
    Kazuei Mita
    Laboratory of Insect Genome, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi 1 2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14121-6. 2003
    ..Direct links of SilkBase with FlyBase and WormBase provide ready identification of candidate Lepidoptera-specific genes...
  28. doi request reprint Purification and characterization of silkworm hemocytes by flow cytometry
    Yuichi Nakahara
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Dev Comp Immunol 33:439-48. 2009
    ..In contrast, a contribution of spherulocytes to immunity was not documented in that they failed to express most of the genes. The functions of spherulocytes are thus likely to be distinct from those of the other three hemocyte subsets...
  29. ncbi request reprint Organization of the Hox gene cluster of the silkworm, Bombyx mori: a split of the Hox cluster in a non-Drosophila insect
    Yuji Yasukochi
    Insect Genome Laboratory, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, 305 8634, Ibaraki, Japan
    Dev Genes Evol 214:606-14. 2004
    ..The lab gene was mapped on the same LG, but far apart from the cluster. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis confirmed that the major Hox gene cluster and lab were at different locations on the same chromosome in B. mori...
  30. doi request reprint Molecular cloning and characterization of the α-glucosidase II from Bombyx mori and Spodoptera frugiperda
    Satoko Watanabe
    Life Science and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 43:319-27. 2013
    ..frugiperda GII α-subunit protein. Our observations suggest that the low sensitivity of GII contributes to the ability of B. mori to evade the toxic effect of α-glucosidase inhibitors from mulberry leaves...
  31. ncbi request reprint Identification and characterization of a novel sericin gene expressed in the anterior middle silk gland of the silkworm Bombyx mori
    Yoko Takasu
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi 1 2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:1234-40. 2007
    ..In addition, because the sericin gene appeared different from the sericin 1 and 2 genes reported earlier, we designated the newly discovered gene as sericin 3...
  32. ncbi request reprint Verification of elicitor efficacy of lipopolysaccharides and peptidoglycans on antibacterial peptide gene expression in Bombyx mori
    Joon Ha Lee
    Invertebrate Gene Function Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 1 2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:1338-47. 2007
    ..coli PGN. Similarly, higher elicitor activity of E. coli than M. luteus was indicated using peptidoglycan recognition protein gene, which is involved in pro-phenol oxidase cascade...
  33. doi request reprint Identification of Bombyx mori 14-3-3 orthologs and the interactor Hsp60
    Hiroko Tabunoki
    Department of Bioinformatics and Molecular Neuropathology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2 522 1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8588, Japan
    Neurosci Res 61:271-80. 2008
    ..These observations suggest that a molecular adaptor 14-3-3 and a molecular chaperone Hsp60 cooperate to achieve a wide range of cellular functions in B. mori...
  34. pmc Simple sequence repeat-based consensus linkage map of Bombyx mori
    Xue Xia Miao
    Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 300 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:16303-8. 2005
    ..9 cM was constructed and its high efficiency for genotyping and potential application for synteny studies of Lepidoptera and other insects was demonstrated...
  35. pmc Positional cloning of a Bombyx wingless locus flugellos (fl) reveals a crucial role for fringe that is specific for wing morphogenesis
    Kaoru Sato
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Bioscience Building 501, 5 1 5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8562, Japan
    Genetics 179:875-85. 2008
    ..Although null mutants of Drosophila fng result in postembryonic lethality, loss of fng function in Bombyx affects only wing morphogenesis, suggesting different essential roles for fng in tissue differentiation among insects...
  36. ncbi request reprint A Bombyx mori gene, BmChi-h, encodes a protein homologous to bacterial and baculovirus chitinases
    Takaaki Daimon
    Laboratory of Insect Genetics and Bioscience, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:749-59. 2003
    ..Phylogenetic analysis suggested that ancestral species of B. mori acquired the chitinase gene from a bacterium or an ancestral baculovirus via horizontal gene transfer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Change in the expressed gene patterns of the wing disc during the metamorphosis of Bombyx mori
    Hideki Kawasaki
    Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, 350 Mine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321 8505, Japan
    Gene 343:133-42. 2004
    ..The wing disc of B. mori is an exceptionally suitable system for understanding the relationship between morphological changes and the distribution of mRNA...
  38. pmc A medaka gene map: the trace of ancestral vertebrate proto-chromosomes revealed by comparative gene mapping
    Kiyoshi Naruse
    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 0033, Japan
    Genome Res 14:820-8. 2004
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  39. ncbi request reprint W-derived BAC probes as a new tool for identification of the W chromosome and its aberrations in Bombyx mori
    Ken Sahara
    Division of Applied Bioscience, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University N9, W9, Kita ku, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
    Chromosoma 112:48-55. 2003
    ..Our results support the opinion that the B. mori W chromosome accumulated transposable elements and other repetitive sequences that also occur, but scattered, elsewhere in the respective genome...
  40. pmc Beta-fructofuranosidase genes of the silkworm, Bombyx mori: insights into enzymatic adaptation of B. mori to toxic alkaloids in mulberry latex
    Takaaki Daimon
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    J Biol Chem 283:15271-9. 2008
    ..This anomalous presence of the beta-fructofuranosidase gene in the B. mori genome may partly explain why the silkworm can circumvent the mulberry's defense system...
  41. pmc Role of the silkworm argonaute2 homolog gene in double-strand break repair of extrachromosomal DNA
    Haruna Tsukioka
    Laboratory of Silkworm Sciences, Kyushu University Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, 6 10 1 Hakozaki, Fukuoka 812 8581, Japan
    Nucleic Acids Res 34:1092-101. 2006
    ..These results suggested that BmAgo2 protein plays an indispensable role in the repression of extrachromosomal DSB repair...
  42. ncbi request reprint Control of juvenile hormone biosynthesis in Bombyx mori: cloning of the enzymes in the mevalonate pathway and assessment of their developmental expression in the corpora allata
    Terunori Kinjoh
    Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki 036 8561, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:808-18. 2007
    ..Altogether, our results point to a relationship between JH biosynthesis and expression of most JH biosynthetic enzymes in the CA...
  43. ncbi request reprint Functional analysis of four Gloverin-like genes in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Shinpei Kawaoka
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 67:87-96. 2008
    ..Moreover, we expressed recombinant BmGlov1-4 proteins using the baculovirus expression system, and found that all the recombinant BmGlov1-4 significantly inhibited the growth of E. coli...
  44. ncbi request reprint Polycalin (chlorophyllid A binding protein): a novel, very large fluorescent lipocalin from the midgut of the domestic silkworm Bombyx mori L
    Bernard Mauchamp
    Unité Nationale Séricicole INRA, 25 quai J J Rousseau, 69350 La Mulatière, France
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:623-33. 2006
    ..The apoprotein described here revealed 15 lipocalin like structures, in line. We called this protein a polycalin (pentadecacalin)...
  45. ncbi request reprint CYP306A1, a cytochrome P450 enzyme, is essential for ecdysteroid biosynthesis in the prothoracic glands of Bombyx and Drosophila
    Ryusuke Niwa
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5 1 5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8562, USA
    J Biol Chem 279:35942-9. 2004
    ..These results strongly suggest that CYP306A1 functions as a carbon 25 hydroxylase and has an essential role in ecdysteroid biosynthesis during insect development...
  46. ncbi request reprint Molecular cloning and expression of two novel beta-N-acetylglucosaminidases from silkworm Bombyx mori
    Takahiro Okada
    The International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 71:1626-35. 2007
    ..Both enzymes showed broad substrate specificity, and cleaved terminal N-acetylglucosamine residues from the alpha-3 and alpha-6 branches of a biantennary N-glycan substrate, and also hydrolyzed chitotriose to chitobiose...
  47. ncbi request reprint Characterization and transcriptional profiles of three Spodoptera frugiperda genes encoding cysteine-rich peptides. A new class of defensin-like genes from lepidopteran insects?
    Anne Nathalie Volkoff
    Laboratoire de Pathologie Comparée, UMR 5087 INRA CNRS Universite Montpellier II, 30380 Saint Christol les Ales, France
    Gene 319:43-53. 2003
    ..We therefore confirm that these three genes encode potential candidate molecules involved in S. frugiperda innate humoral response...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cloning and characterization of insect arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase from Bombyx mori
    Taketo Tsugehara
    Division of Molecular Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 147:358-66. 2007
    ..This is the first report of a cloned AANAT that acetylated norepinephrine. These results suggest that Bm-iAANAT is a novel member of insect AANAT family with unique kinetic properties and a broad substrate range...
  49. ncbi request reprint SAGE analysis of early oogenesis in the silkworm, Bombyx mori
    Shunsuke Funaguma
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:147-54. 2007
    ..1-fold enriched) and ATP synthase coupling factor 6 (9.1-fold enriched), suggesting that they are involved in regulation of cell cycle of cystocytes...
  50. ncbi request reprint Isolation and comparison of different ecdysone-responsive cuticle protein genes in wing discs of Bombyx mori
    Takanori Noji
    Utsunomiya University, Faculty of Agriculture, 350 Mine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321 8505, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:671-9. 2003
    ..At least 4 h exposure to 20E was required before removal for induction of BMWCP2. Induction of BMWCP2 required protein synthesis. Thus, different ecdysone-responsive cuticle protein genes in wing discs of Bombyx mori were isolated...
  51. ncbi request reprint Protein composition of silk filaments spun under water by caddisfly larvae
    Naoyuki Yonemura
    Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology, Branisovska 31, 370 05 and Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Biomacromolecules 7:3370-8. 2006
    ..Structural differences may be related to the silk function as a catching net in H. angustipennis and a stitching fiber in L. decipiens...
  52. ncbi request reprint Casein kinases I of the silkworm, Bombyx mori: their possible roles in circadian timing and developmental determination
    Le Thi Dieu Trang
    Division of Molecular Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe, Japan
    J Biol Rhythms 21:335-49. 2006
    ..In contrast, the transcriptional activity of both genes was low in diapausing eggs...
  53. ncbi request reprint Microarray analysis of gene expression profiles in wing discs of Bombyx mori during pupal ecdysis
    Manabu Ote
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:775-84. 2004
    ..This indicates the involvement of several biological processes in wing disc development during metamorphosis...
  54. ncbi request reprint Neverland is an evolutionally conserved Rieske-domain protein that is essential for ecdysone synthesis and insect growth
    Takuji Yoshiyama
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, Rm201, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 5 1 5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277 8562, Japan
    Development 133:2565-74. 2006
    ..Given that the nvd family is evolutionally conserved, these results suggest that Nvd is an essential regulator of cholesterol metabolism or trafficking in steroid synthesis across animal phyla...
  55. doi request reprint Developmentally synchronized expression of two Bombyx mori Piwi subfamily genes, SIWI and BmAGO3 in germ-line cells
    Shinpei Kawaoka
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 367:755-60. 2008
    ..Notably, developmental expression patterns of SIWI and BmAGO3 were remarkably similar. Collectively, our results suggest that SIWI and BmAGO3 may cooperate in an unknown pathway during the development of B. mori germ-line cells...
  56. pmc Lepidopteran ortholog of Drosophila breathless is a receptor for the baculovirus fibroblast growth factor
    Susumu Katsuma
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    J Virol 80:5474-81. 2006
    ..In these cells, cell motility triggered by vFGF was markedly reduced. These results strongly suggest that the Btl orthologs, BmBtl and SfBtl, are the receptors for vFGF, which mediate vFGF-induced host cell chemotaxis...
  57. ncbi request reprint Glycine-rich protein genes, which encode a major component of the cuticle, have different developmental profiles from other cuticle protein genes in Bombyx mori
    Yang Sheng Zhong
    Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, 350 Mine, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321 8505, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:99-110. 2006
    ..These differences between BMWCPs and BmGRPs in response to hormones at different developmental stages are discussed...
  58. ncbi request reprint Analysis of alpha- and beta-tubulin genes of Bombyx mori using an EST database
    Hideki Kawasaki
    Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, 350 Mine, Utsunomiya, 321 8505, Tochigi, Japan
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 33:131-7. 2003
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  59. ncbi request reprint Identification of molting fluid carboxypeptidase A (MF-CPA) in Bombyx mori
    Manabu Ote
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, University of Tokyo Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 141:314-22. 2005
    ..Recombinant MF-CPA expressed in the insect cells has carboxypeptidase A activity. We propose that MF-CPA degrades the proteins from the old cuticle during the molting periods and contributes to recycling of the amino acids...
  60. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of two genes encoding proteins with an ADAM-type metalloprotease domain, which are induced during the molting periods in Bombyx mori
    Manabu Ote
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 8654, Japan
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 59:91-8. 2005
    ..Our results indicate that BmADAMTS-1 and BmADAMTS-like may cleave the extracellular matrix (ECM) in the degenerating and remodeling tissues during the molting periods...
  61. pmc Novel macula-like virus identified in Bombyx mori cultured cells
    Susumu Katsuma
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    J Virol 79:5577-84. 2005
    ..5-kb genomic RNA. These results showed that BmMLV is a novel macula-like virus infectious to and replicable in B. mori-derived cells...
  62. pmc A baculovirus-encoded protein tyrosine phosphatase gene induces enhanced locomotory activity in a lepidopteran host
    Shizuo G Kamita
    Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:2584-9. 2005
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  63. pmc ERK- and JNK-dependent signaling pathways contribute to Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus infection
    Susumu Katsuma
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1 1 1, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    J Virol 81:13700-9. 2007
    ..Taken together, these results indicate that the activation of MAPK signaling pathways is required for efficient infection by BmNPV...
  64. ncbi request reprint Purification, kinetic characterization, and molecular cloning of a novel enzyme, ecdysteroid 22-kinase
    Haruyuki Sonobe
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Konan University, Kobe 658 8501, Japan
    J Biol Chem 281:29513-24. 2006
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