A defective prostaglandin E synthase could affect egg formation in the silkworm Bombyx mori

Kohji Yamamoto, Takuya Tsubota, Tomohide Uno, Yutaro Tsujita, Shingo Yokota, Hideki Sezutsu, Kazuei Mita

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Abstract

We had previously reported a prostaglandin E synthase (bmPGES) in the silkworm Bombyx mori that catalyzes the isomerization of PGH2 to PGE2. The present study aimed to provide a genome-editing characterization of bmPGES in B. mori. Results showed bmPGES gene disruption to result in a reduced content of PGE2. The change affected the expression of chorion genes and egg formation in silkworms. Collectively, the results indicated that bmPGES could be involved in reproduction of B. mori. Therefore, this study provides insights into the physiological role of bmPGES and PGE2 in silkworms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume521
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 8 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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