Cloning, Expression and Biological Activity of the Juvenile Hormone Esterase from Heliothis virescens
One of the more exciting trends in science is the increasingly short space of time between many fundamental discoveries and their impact on applied science. In turn, applied problems increasingly can be addressed directly by fundamental approaches. While solving such applied problems one often sees an advancement of the fundamental field as well. These trends certainly are illustrated by our recent work on the juvenile hormone esterases (JHE’s) of lepidopterous larvae. Expression of this enzyme in several baculovirus systems may have impact on pest control and viral ecology, but certainly this work will advance our fundamental knowledge of insect endocrinology.
KeywordsJuvenile Hormone Recombinant Virus Catalytic Triad Polyadenylation Site Heliothis Virescens
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