gametogenesis

Characterization and expression of DDX6 during gametogenesis in the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis

Q. Li, Wang, Y. L., Xie, J., Sun, W. J., Zhu, M., He, L., and Wang, Q., Characterization and expression of DDX6 during gametogenesis in the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis, vol. 14, pp. 4420-4437, 2015.

DDX6 belongs to a family of DEAD-box RNA helicases, which are RNA splicing proteins that ensure the correct folding and structure of mature RNA. Gametogenesis requires the participation of many kinds of RNA. To explore its functions during Eriocheir sinensis gametogenesis, we cloned a full-length DDX6 cDNA sequence from E. sinensis (Es-DDX6) which contains a 1536-nucleotide open reading frame encoding a 512-amino acid protein. Multiple sequence alignments showed that Es-DDX6 has ten conservative DEAD-box family motifs.

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