Isolation of l(+)-methionine sulfoxide related to diapause induction in the silkworm, Bombyx mori

Jun Yang, Makoto Kimura, Eiichi Kuwano, Koichi Suzuki

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Abstract

l( + )-Methionine sulfoxide [l( + )-Met(O)] was isolated from pupal hemolymph of the silkworm, Bombyx mori, by means of thin layer chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. Its stucture was determined by FD-and FAB-mass spectrometry and by comparison with authentic l( + )-Met(O). The concentration of natural l( + )-Met(O) was very low in the fifth larval instar, but increased rapidly during the progression of the wandering stage and throughout the pupal and adult stages. The concentration of l( + )-Met(O) was higher in the hemolymph of diapause egg producers than in non-diapause egg producers, suggesting a relationship with the regulation of diapause and/or development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-980
Number of pages6
JournalInsect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Insect Science

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