DOI: 10.1101/458620Oct 31, 2018Paper

BmCncC/keap1-pathway is involved in high-temperature induced metamorphosis regulation of silkworm, Bombyx mori

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Jinxin LiBing Li


The global warming has affected the growth, development and reproduction of insects. However, the molecular mechanism of high temperature stress-mediated metamorphosis regulation of lepidopteran insect has not been elucidated. In this study, the relationship between the insect developmental process and endogenous hormone level was investigated under high temperature (36 ° C) stress in Bombyx mori (B. mori). The results showed that the duration of 5th instar larvae were shortened by 28 ± 2 h, and the content of 20E was up-regulated significantly after 72 h of high temperature treatment, while the transcription levels of 20E response genes E93, Br-C, USP, E75 were up-regulated 1.35, 1.25, 1.28, and 1.27-fold, respectively. The high temperature treatment promoted the phosphorylation level of Akt and the downstream BmCncC/keap1 pathway was activated, the transcription levels of 20E synthesis-related genes cyp302a1, cyp306a1, cyp314a1 and cyp315a1 were up-regulated by 1.12, 1.51, 2.17 and 1.23-fold, respectively. After treatment with double stranded RNA of BmCncC (dsBmCncC) in BmN cells, the transcription levels of cyp302a1 and cyp306a1 were significantly decreased, whereas up-regulated by 2.15 and 1.31-fold, respectively, after tre...Continue Reading

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