LSP-2, Pt-1, DmeLSP2
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Lsp2 transcript accumulates in adults at 1% of the larval level. Eighty percent of adult Lsp2 expression localizes to the adipose tissue of the head. The larval and adult peptide sizes seem to differ, possibly as a result of glycosylation. Larval and adult Lsp2 transcripts have identical 5' ends, as judged by primer extension experiments.
The expression of Lsp1α, Lsp1β, Lsp1γ, and Lsp2 proteins and transcripts were compared by in vitro translation of mRNAs isolated from third instar larval fat body, and by Northern analysis of cytoplasmic and nuclear RNAs of second and third instar larval fat body. Lsp1α, Lsp1β, Lsp1γ, and Lsp2 proteins appear at the same time, and accumulate in coordinate fashion. The Lsp1α, Lsp1β, Lsp1γ, and Lsp2 transcripts appear at the same time (sometime after 46 hr) and accumulate in similar relative amounts. At 4 hr, transcript levels are at maximum, and all 4 polypeptides are synthesized at about equal amounts. However, Lsp1α, Lsp1β, and Lsp1γ proteins decline and are not synthesized at 92 hr, although there is still Lsp1α, Lsp1β, and Lsp1γ mRNA available at 96 hr. Lsp1α, Lsp1β and Lsp1γ subunit synthesis ceases before that of Lsp2 synthesis; the latter is no longer detected at 96 hr.
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For each fully sequenced cDNA the DGRC maintains various forms of the cDNA (e.g tagged or untagged) in several different host vectors for subsequent cloning and expression in Drosophila and Drosophila cell lines.
Source for merge of: Lsp2 CG6806
P-element mediated germline transformation demonstrates a 230bp larval enhancer, which includes an ecdysone response element (EcRE), specifically targets Lsp2 gene activity to the larval fat body. Additional negative regulatory elements dictate both tissue-specificity and unique spatial restriction within the adult fat body.
Ecol\CAT and Ecol\lacZ reporter gene constructs carrying deletion mutants of the 5' flanking region transfected into Schneider cells confer transient ecdysone inducibility. A single functional ecdysone response element (EcRE) is localised at position -75 relative to the Lsp2 transcription initiation site. Structural features of this EcRE determine its ability to induce ecdysone responsiveness at a lower ligand concentration and may form the basis for differential hormone responsiveness within the fat body.
Codes for Lsp2, a glycosylated polypeptide of 80,000 molecular weight (Brock and Roberts, 1980) and one of the major serum proteins of third instar larvae; a homohexamer of molecular weight 450,000 with subunit molecular weight of 78-83 x 103 daltons.