Expression of autophagy-related genes in the anterior silk gland of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) during metamorphosis
Abstract:Programmed cell death (PCD) is a genetically regulated process of cell elimination and is evolutionarily conserved in eukaryotes. Degeneration of larval tissues during metamorphosis in insects is a result of PCD triggered by ecdysteroids and autophagic process has been shown to be involved in the degeneration of silk gland of the silkworm (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Guangdong Provincial Key Lab of Biotechnology for Plant Development, School of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, China. 2: Laboratory of Insect Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642, China. 3: Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese, Italy.
Publication date: November 26, 2011
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