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CLONING AND SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF NEUROPEPTIDE F FROM THE ORIENTAL TOBACCO BUDWORM Helicoverpa assulta (GUENÉE)
Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
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Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
Volume 84, Issue 3, pages 115–129, November 2013
How to Cite
Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Zhou, Z., Zhao, Z. and Liu, X. (2013), CLONING AND SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF NEUROPEPTIDE F FROM THE ORIENTAL TOBACCO BUDWORM Helicoverpa assulta (GUENÉE). Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol., 84: 115–129. doi: 10.1002/arch.21119
Grant sponsor: National Basic Research Program; Grant number 2012CB114100; Grant sponsor: National Natural Science Foundation of China; Grant number 30870339 (Z. Zhao).
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 16 SEP 2013
- National Basic Research Program. Grant Number: 2012CB114100
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 30870339
- Neuropeptide Y;
- Neuropeptide F;
- NPY-like peptides;
- Helicoverpa assulta
Neuropeptide F (NPF), the invertebrate homolog of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in vertebrates, shares similarity of structure and function with NPY. However, a few NPYs were also found in some insect species. In this paper, two neuropeptide genes encoding a NPF and a NPY were cloned from a tobacco budworm Helicoverpa assulta cDNA library. The npf1 gene further produces two splicing variants of rnRNAs, i.e. npf1a (lacks the 120 bp segment) and npf1b (includes a 120 bp segment). These two splicing variants form two mature peptides, NPF1a and NPF1b by modification of transcripts. NPF and NPY co-exist in H. assulta.