Vertebrate and nematode genes coding for yolk proteins are derived from a common ancestor.

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serval:BIB_D4D59D07377A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Vertebrate and nematode genes coding for yolk proteins are derived from a common ancestor.
Journal
Biochemistry
Author(s)
Nardelli D., Gerber-Huber S., van het Schip F.D., Gruber M., Ab G., Wahli W.
ISSN
0006-2960[print], 0006-2960[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1987
Volume
26
Number
20
Pages
6397-6402
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
One of the most obvious characteristics of the egg cells of oviparous animals is their large size resulting to a major extent from the deposition of nutritional reserves, mainly constituted of yolk proteins. In general, these are derived from a precursor called vitellogenin, which undergoes posttranslational modifications during secretion and during transport into and storage within the oocytes. Comparative analysis of the structural organization of the vitellogenin gene and of its product in different species shows that the vitellogenin gene is very ancient and that in vertebrates the gene may have more resemblance to the earliest gene than in invertebrates.
Keywords
Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, Caenorhabditis/genetics, Chickens/genetics, Evolution, Genes, Molecular Sequence Data, Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid, Translocation, Genetic, Vitellogenins/genetics, Xenopus laevis/genetics
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Web of science
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