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Silkworm Biofactory

Silk to Biology, 1st Edition

Edited by Katsumi Maenaka, Enoch Y. Park

CRC Press

300 pages | 19 Color Illus. | 105 B/W Illus.

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While silk derived from silkworm has been of economic importance for centuries, more recently silkworm has been found to have utility in biomedicine. This has attracted attention for expressing eukaryotic recombinant proteins, which require post-translational modifications. In 1985 Dr. Susumu Maeda demonstrated that silkworm larvae could produce a functional human-interferon. Since then various techniques have been developed to express recombinant proteins in silkworm. With the development of the Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) bacmid system, which is capable of replicating in both Escherichia coli and Bombyx mori derived cell lines or silkworm, silkworm larvae or pupae have been used for the expression system for recombinant protein production. This method has the advantage of a bacmid, in that it can be easily prepared for sufficient bacmid DNA for subsequent expression in silkworm. It is potentially a big breakthrough in production of recombinant eukaryotic proteins and viruses, which will be a powerful tool in a new proteome era.

This volume contributes to the advancement of our knowledge in the subject, for example gene expression systems and silkworm research, and focuses on silkworm biofactories for the recombinant protein production and commercial applications of proteins.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

BIO PRODUCTS FROM SILKWORMS

Basic and Applied Genetics of Silkworms

Toru Shimada

Silkworm Breeding

Yuyin Chen

Focus on Physiological Vital Proteins from Silkworm, Bombyx mori

Raman Chandrasekar and S. K. M. Habeeb

Metabolism of Molting Hormone and Juvenile Hormone in Silkworm

Yungen Miao

Post-translational Modification in Silkworm

Sungjo Park, Enoch Y. Park, and Andre Terzic

 

BIO PRODUCTS FROM SILKWORMS

Glycoprotein biosynthesis of silkworm

Kazuhito FUJIYAMA

BacMam System in Silkworm

Takashi Tadokoro

Transgenic Silkworm

Hideki Sezutsu

Glycosyltransferase Expression in Silkworm and Its Applications in Glycobiology

Makoto Ogata, Taichi Usui, and Enoch Y Park

BIO PRODUCTS FROM SILKWORMS

Silkworm Expression of Cell Surface Molecules.

Shunsuke Kita

Expression and Purification of Mitochondrial Membrane Protein OPA1 for Reconstitution of Membrane Fusion

Tadato Ban and Naotada Ishihara

Virus-like Particles Expression in Silkworms

Vipin Kumar Deo and Enoch Y. Park

 

 

Gene Delivery Based on Bombyx mori Nucleopoplyhedrovirus (BmNPV)

Tatsuya Kato and Enoch Y. Park

Development of New Biomaterials from Insect and its Virus

Eiji Kotani and Hajime Mori

 

Production of Medical and Cosmetic Products Using Transgenic Silkworms.

Masahiro Tomita

Comparative Investigation of Influenza Virus-like Particles from Synthetic Chemical Substance and Silkworm

Kuniaki Nerome, Kazumichi Kuroda, and Shigeo Sugita

BIO PRODUCTS FROM SILKWORMS

Production of Feline and Canine Interferon from Silkworm

Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Takashi Tanaka

 

 

 

 

About the Editors

Prof. Enoch Y. Park is a professor at Research Institute of Green Science and Technology (RIGST), Shizuoka, Japan. He received a Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Tokyo. He was assistant professor at Nagoya University, Japan from 1990 and then associate professor at Shizuoka University from 1994 and a professor from 1999. In 2013 he was appointed Director of RIGST, Shizuoka University. He developed a bacmid expression system in silkworm. He has authored/co-authored about 280 original articles, reviews and book chapters, in the field of protein expression, biotechnology, and nanobiotechnology.

Prof. Katsumi Maenaka is a professor at Laboratory of Biomolecular Science, and Director, Center for Research and Education on Drug Discovery, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Tokyo. He was a HFSP postdoctoral fellow at University of Oxford, assistant professor at National Institute of Genetics, associate professor at Kyushu University and professor at Hokkaido University in 2010. He developed a bacmid expression system in silkworm with Prof. Park. He has published many original articles, reviews and book chapters, in the field of protein engineering, structural biology, immunology, virology and drug discovery.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI025000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology