The Odorant Binding Protein Gene Family from the Genome of Silkworm, Bombyx mori
作者: Gong Da-PingZhang Hui-JieZhao PingXia Qing-YouXiang Zhong-Huai
刊名: BMC Genomics, 2009, Vol.10 (1), pp.332
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原始语种摘要: Abstract Background Chemosensory systems play key roles in the survival and reproductive success of insects. Insect chemoreception is mediated by two large and diverse gene superfamilies, chemoreceptors and odorant binding proteins (OBPs). OBPs are believed to transport hydrophobic odorants from the environment to the olfactory receptors. Results We identified a family of OBP-like genes in the silkworm genome and characterized their expression using oligonucleotide microarrays. A total of forty-four OBP genes were annotated, a number comparable to the 57 OBPs known from Anopheles gambiae and 51 from Drosophila melanogaster . As seen in other fully sequenced insect genomes, most silkworm OBP genes are present in large clusters. We defined six subfamilies of OBPs, each of which shows...
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  • chemosensory 化学感应的
  • chemoreception 化学感受
  • silkworm 
  • expression 表示
  • functional 功能的
  • although 虽然
  • expressed 榨出的
  • exclusively 专用于
  • odorant 着嗅剂
  • demonstrated 探明的储量