Caenorhabditis elegans

VIT-5

CELE_C04F6.1, C04F6.1
vit-5 encodes a vitellogenin, a lipid-binding protein precursor related to vertebrate vitellogenins and mammalian ApoB-100, a core LDL particle constituent; by homology, VIT-5 is predicted to function as a lipid transport protein; loss of vit-5 activity via large-scale RNA-mediated interference (RNAi) screens indicates that VIT-5 is required for embryogenesis and normal rates of postembryonic growth; VIT-5 is a major yolk component and is expressed exclusively in the adult hermaphrodite intestine from which it is secreted into the pseudocoelomic space and taken up by oocytes.

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