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- Roelofs, W.L., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1998 v.95 no.26 pp. 15287-15292
- genetic transformation; gene transfer; messenger RNA; animal glands; Trichoplusia ni; complementary DNA; open reading frames; enzyme activity; unsaturated fatty acids; mutation; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; amino acid sequences; gene expression; genetic complementation; hydrophobicity; molecular weight; stearoyl-CoA desaturase
- ... Desaturation of coenenzyme-A esters of saturated fatty acids is a common feature of sex pheromone biosynthetic pathways in the Lepidoptera. The enzymes that catalyze this step share several biochemical properties with the ubiquitous acyl-Co delta 9-desaturases of animals and fungi, suggesting a common ancestral origin. Unlike metabolic acyl-CoA delta 9-desaturases, pheromone desaturases have evolv ...
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