P450, P-450-B, cytochrome P450
Gene model reviewed during 5.43
Gene model reviewed during 5.48
There is only one protein coding transcript and one polypeptide associated with this gene
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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.
Expression of Cyp6a2 is inducible by phenobarbital but constitutive in DDT resistant strains.
Identified molecularly using degenerate PCR primers designed from conserved regions of known insect P450 genes.
Molecular data about the genomic structure of Cyp6a2, its transcription during different developmental stages and its tissue-specific expression in larvae is studied.
The adenylate cyclase inactivator forskolin and its pharmacologically inactive derivative 1,9-dideoxyforskolin inhibit, in a dose-dependent fashion, the ecdysone 20-monooxygenase activity associated with wandering stage larvae.
The level of cytochrome P450-B1 monooxygenase is much higher in strains resistant to DDT. In a susceptible strain a solitary 17.6 element LTR is present in the 3' untranslated end of the gene; this is absent from a resistant strain.
Monoclonal antibody studies demonstrate that Cyt-P450-B1 expression is regulated by resistance genes on the second and third chromosomes, and is correlated with the resistance to phenylurea, DDT and malathion.
Cyp6a2 gene expression is regulated by loci on the third chromosome, and to some extent by loci on the first and fourth chromosomes.
Cyp6a2 expression varies considerably between different strains. For instance, higher RNA levels are found in the 91R strain (insecticide resistant) when compared to the 91C strain (insecticide sensitive) (FBrf0057534). Monoclonal antibodies to cytochrome CYP6A2 raised by Sundseth, Kennel and Waters (1989) and these reveal protein even in insecticide-susceptible strains in which activity cannot be seen otherwise.