journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Insect Molecular Biology

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030999/molecular-characterizations-of-dna-methyltransferase-3-and-its-roles-in-temperature-tolerance-in-the-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-mediterranean
#1
T-M Dai, Z-C Lü, Y-S Wang, W-X Liu, X-Y Hong, F-H Wan
The Bemisia tabaci Mediterranean (MED) cryptic species is an invasive pest, distributed worldwide, with high ecological adaptability and thermotolerance. DNA methylation (a reversible chromatin modification) is one possible change that may occur within an organism subjected to environmental stress. To assess the effects of temperature stress on DNA methyltransferase 3 (Dnmt3) in MED, we cloned and sequenced BtDnmt3 and identified its functions in response to high and low temperatures. The full-length cDNA of BtDnmt3 was 3913 bp, with an open reading frame of 1962 bp, encoding a 73...
October 14, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030997/rna-interference-and-functional-characterization-of-a-tergal-gland-alpha-amylase-in-the-german-cockroach-blattella-germanica-l
#2
A J Myers, A D Gondhalekar, M Fardisi, K D Pluchar, K D Saltzmann, G W Bennett, M E Scharf
German cockroach males possess tergal glands that secrete a combination of oligosaccharides, lipids and proteins. Four major proteins occur in the secretion, with one being the 63 kDa alpha-amylase Blattella germanica Tergal Gland protein-1 (BGTG-1). Denaturing and starch gel electrophoresis coupled with peptide sequencing verified amylase activity for the BGTG-1 protein. BGTG-1 gene expression profiles were determined by using quantitative real-time PCR to compare messenger RNA abundance among isolated tissues of males, females and gravid females...
October 14, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030993/maternal-provision-of-non-sex-specific-transformer-messenger-rna-in-sex-determination-of-the-wasp-asobara-tabida
#3
E Geuverink, E C Verhulst, M van Leussen, L van de Zande, L W Beukeboom
In many insect species maternal provision of sex-specifically spliced messenger RNA (mRNA) of sex determination genes is an essential component of the sex determination mechanism. In haplodiploid Hymenoptera, maternal provision in combination with genomic imprinting has been shown for the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis, known as maternal effect genomic imprinting sex determination (MEGISD). Here, we characterize the sex determination cascade of Asobara tabida, another hymenopteran parasitoid. We show the presence of the conserved sex determination genes doublesex (dsx), transformer (tra) and transformer-2 (tra2) orthologues in As...
October 14, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987007/honey-bee-foraging-induces-upregulation-of-early-growth-response-protein-1-hormone-receptor-38-and-candidate-downstream-genes-of-the-ecdysteroid-signalling-pathway
#4
A S Singh, A Shah, A Brockmann
In honey bees, continuous foraging at an artificial feeder induced a sustained upregulation of the immediate early genes early growth response protein 1 (Egr-1) and hormone receptor 38 (Hr38). This gene expression response was accompanied by an upregulation of several Egr-1 candidate downstream genes: ecdysone receptor (EcR), dopamine/ecdysteroid receptor (DopEcR), dopamine decarboxylase and dopamine receptor 2. Hr38, EcR and DopEcR are components of the ecdysteroid signalling pathway, which is highly probably involved in learning and memory processes in honey bees and other insects...
October 7, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960749/detoxification-of-ivermectin-by-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-c4-and-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-6cj1-in-the-human-body-louse-pediculus-humanus-humanus
#5
J H Kim, K J Gellatly, B Lueke, M Kohler, R Nauen, E Murenzi, K S Yoon, J M Clark
We previously observed that ivermectin-induced detoxification genes, including ATP binding cassette transporter C4 (PhABCC4) and cytochrome P450 6CJ1 (CYP6CJ1) were identified from body lice following a brief exposure to a sublethal dose of ivermectin using a non-invasive induction assay. In this current study, the functional properties of PhABCC4 and CYP6CJ1 were investigated after expression in either X. laevis oocytes or using a baculovirus expression system, respectively. Efflux of [(3) H]-9-(2-phosphonomethoxyethyl) adenine ([(3) H]-PMEA), a known ABCC4 substrate in humans, was detected from PhABCC4 cRNA-injected oocytes by liquid scintillation spectrophotometric analysis and PhABCC4 expression in oocytes was confirmed using ABC transporter inhibitors...
September 27, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940938/downregulation-of-chilo-suppressalis-alkaline-phosphatase-genes-associated-with-resistance-to-three-transgenic-bacillus-thuringiensis-rice-lines
#6
L Qiu, P Wang, T Wu, B Li, X Wang, C Lei, Y Lin, J Zhao, W Ma
Insecticidal crystal (Cry) proteins produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis are highly toxic to lepidopteran pests. Strains of transgenic rice expressing cry genes have been developed that are resistant to rice pests. Understanding the mode of action of Cry toxins in rice pests will improve our ability to use them effectively as insecticides. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that alkaline phosphatases (ALPs) are involved in Cry1A, Cry2Aa and Cry1Ca toxicity in Chilo suppressalis, an important insect pest of rice crops in China...
September 21, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857341/the-multidimensional-ionotropic-receptors-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#7
REVIEW
S Rimal, Y Lee
Ionotropic receptors (IRs), which form ion channels, can be categorized into conserved 'antennal IRs', which define the first olfactory receptor family of insects, and species-specific 'divergent IRs', which are expressed in gustatory receptor neurones. These receptors are located primarily in cell bodies and dendrites, and are highly enriched in the tips of the dendritic terminals that convey sensory information to higher brain centres. Antennal IRs play important roles in odour and thermosensation, whereas divergent IRs are involved in other important biological processes such as taste sensation...
August 31, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833767/the-roles-of-mucus-forming-mucins-peritrophins-and-peritrophins-with-mucin-domains-in-the-insect-midgut
#8
R O Dias, C Cardoso, A C Pimentel, T F Damasceno, C Ferreira, W R Terra
Most insects have a gut lined with a peritrophic membrane (PM) consisting of chitin and proteins, mainly peritrophins that have chitin-binding domains. The PM is proposed to originate from mucus-forming mucins (Mf-mucins), which acquired a chitin-binding domain that interlocked with chitin, replacing mucus in function. We evaluated the expression of Mf-mucins and peritrophins by RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) throughout the midgut of four distantly related insects. Mf-mucins were identified as proteins with high o-glycosylation and a series of uninterrupted Pro/Thr/Ser residues...
August 21, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799241/functional-characterization-of-carboxylesterase-gene-mutations-involved-in-aphis-gossypii-resistance-to-organophosphate-insecticides
#9
Y-H Gong, G-M Ai, M Li, X-Y Shi, Q-Y Diao, X-W Gao
Carboxylesterases (CarEs) play an important role in detoxifying insecticides in insects. Over-expression and structural modification of CarEs have been implicated in the development of organophosphate (OP) insecticide resistance in insects. A previous study identified four nonsynonymous mutations (resulting in four amino acid residue substitutions) in the open reading frame of the carboxylesterase gene of resistant cotton aphids compared to the omethoate susceptible strain, which has possibly influenced the development of resistance to omethoate (a systemic OP insecticide)...
August 11, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796386/heat-shock-protein-70-from-a-thermotolerant-diptera-species-provides-higher-thermoresistance-to-drosophila-larvae-than-correspondent-endogenous-gene
#10
V Y Shilova, O G Zatsepina, D G Garbuz, S Y Funikov, E S Zelentsova, N G Schostak, A M Kulikov, M B Evgen'ev
Heat shock proteins (Hsp70s) from two Diptera species that drastically differ in their heat shock response and longevity were investigated. Drosophila melanogaster is characterized by the absence of Hsp70 and other hsps under normal conditions and the dramatic induction of hsp synthesis after temperature elevation. The other Diptera species examined belongs to the Stratiomyidae family (Stratiomys singularior) and exhibits high levels of inducible Hsp70 under normal conditions coupled with a thermotolerant phenotype and much longer lifespan...
August 10, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776797/micrornas-are-differentially-abundant-during-aedes-albopictus-diapause-maintenance-but-not-diapause-induction
#11
Z A Batz, A C Goff, P A Armbruster
Diapause is a programmed dormancy that allows organisms to tolerate predictable periods of unfavourable conditions by temporarily halting development and reducing metabolism. Diapause is widespread amongst insects and is crucial for allowing organisms to coordinate their growth and reproduction with favourable environmental conditions. Although the adaptive significance of diapause is well understood, the molecular mechanisms underpinning diapause remain unresolved. We performed high-throughput sequencing to investigate the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the diapause of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus...
August 4, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767183/identification-of-glutathione-s-transferases-in-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae-and-evidence-that-gstd7-helps-explain-the-difference-in-insecticide-susceptibility-between-b-%C3%A2-tabaci-middle-east-minor-asia-1-and-mediterranean
#12
C He, W Xie, X Yang, S-L Wang, Q-J Wu, Y-J Zhang
The Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) species complex includes invasive and destructive pests of field crops, and the sibling species MEAM1 and MED are its two most damaging members. Previous research indicated that the replacement of Middle East-Minor Asia 1 (MEAM1) by Mediterranean (MED) as the dominant B. tabaci species in China can be mainly attributed to MED's greater tolerance to insecticides. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) play important roles in the detoxification of hydrophobic toxic compounds...
August 2, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753244/functional-characterization-of-the-transcriptional-regulatory-elements-of-three-highly-expressed-constitutive-genes-in-the-jewel-wasp-nasonia-vitripennis
#13
P D Shirk, R B Furlong, A Dolan, J H Werren
The jewel wasp, Nasonia vitripennis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), is an easily reared parasitoid that is providing an ever increasingly malleable model for examining the biology and genetics of Hymenoptera. Utilizing genomic and transcriptome resources, 5' upstream transcriptional regulatory sequences (TREs) from three highly expressed genes were identified and cloned. Criteria for TRE selection included the presence of an adjacent gene 5' of the translation initiation site. One gene was methylated whereas the other two were nonmethylated...
July 28, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753233/knockout-of-a-p-glycoprotein-gene-increases-susceptibility-to-abamectin-and-emamectin-benzoate-in-spodoptera-exigua
#14
Y-Y Zuo, J-L Huang, J Wang, Y Feng, T-T Han, Y-D Wu, Y-H Yang
P-glycoprotein [P-gp or the ATP-binding cassette transporter B1 (ABCB1)] is an important participant in multidrug resistance of cancer cells, yet the precise function of this arthropod transporter is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of P-gp for susceptibility to insecticides in the beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) gene-editing technology. We cloned an open reading frame (ORF) encoding the S...
July 28, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745455/identification-and-characterization-of-a-gene-involved-in-the-encapsulation-response-of-helicoverpa-armigera-haemocytes
#15
Q-Q Hu, X-H Wei, Y-P Li, J-L Wang, X-S Liu
Encapsulation is a kind of cellular immune response of insect haemocytes, which results in the formation of capsules around invading parasites. However, the molecular mechanism of this response is largely unknown. In this study, we identified a potential immune-related gene in the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, called defence protein 1 (Ha-DFP1). A tissue distribution analysis revealed that Ha-DFP1 protein was expressed in haemocytes and secreted into the haemolymph of Helic. armigera larvae. The Ha-DFP1 mRNA transcript level in haemocytes and the concentration of the Ha-DFP1 protein in haemolymph both increased after injecting chromatography beads...
July 26, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677913/identification-of-the-prothoracicotropic-hormone-ptth-coding-gene-and-localization-of-its-site-of-expression-in-the-pea-aphid-acyrthosiphon-pisum
#16
M Barberà, D Martínez-Torres
Insect hormones control essential aspects of physiology, behaviour and development in insects. The majority of insect hormones are peptide hormones that perform a highly diverse catalogue of functions. Prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) is a brain neuropeptide hormone whose main function is to stimulate the secretion of ecdysone (the moulting hormone) by the prothoracic glands in insect larvae thus playing a key role in the control of moulting and metamorphosis. Moreover, both PTTH release or blockade have been reported to act as a switch to terminate or initiate larval and pupal diapauses...
October 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654199/imidacloprid-is-hydroxylated-by-laodelphax-striatellus-cyp6ay3v2
#17
R Wang, Y Zhu, L Deng, H Zhang, Q Wang, M Yin, P Song, M E A Elzaki, Z Han, M Wu
Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén) is one of the most destructive pests of rice, and has developed high resistance to imidacloprid. Our previous work indicated a strong association between imidacloprid resistance and the overexpression of a cytochrome P450 gene CYP6AY3v2 in a L. striatellus imidacloprid resistant strain (Imid-R). In this study, a transgenic Drosophila melanogaster line that overexpressed the L. striatellus CYP6AY3v2 gene was established and was found to confer increased levels of imidacloprid resistance...
October 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640534/dynamics-of-transcriptomic-response-to-infection-by-the-nematode-heterorhabditis-bacteriophora-and-its-bacterial-symbiont-photorhabdus-temperata-in-heliothis-virescens-larvae
#18
R An, K S Suri, J L Jurat-Fuentes, P S Grewal
Entomopathogenic nematodes in the Heterorhabditis genus and their symbiotic Photorhabdus bacteria are important biocontrol agents of insect pests and models for the study of microbe-host interactions. In this work, we used larvae of the tobacco budworm (Heliothis virescens) as a model to study its defensive mechanisms against Heterorhabditis bacteriophora nematodes carrying symbiotic Photorhabdus temperata. We first determined time points of initial nematode entry and release of bacteria into the haemolymph to perform transcriptional analysis of insect gene expression during these steps in the infective process...
October 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636213/distribution-and-hypoxia-regulation-of-haemocyanin-in-springtails-collembola
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
S Flachsbarth, M Kruse, T Burmester
Haemocyanin is the copper-containing respiratory protein present in many arthropods. In the hexapods, respiratory proteins had long been considered unnecessary as sufficient O2 was thought to be obtained via the trachea. Nevertheless, many ametabolous and hemimetabolous hexapod species actually possess haemocyanin. Here we investigated the occurrence of haemocyanin in Collembola (springtails). Haemocyanin was found in 22 collembolan species of the suborders Symphypleona, Tomoceroidea and Entomobryomorpha, demonstrating its widespread occurrence...
October 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636075/molecular-cloning-mrna-expression-and-biological-activity-of-the-pheromone-biosynthesis-activating-neuropeptide-pban-from-the-european-corn-borer-ostrinia-nubilalis
#20
J Fodor, G Köblös, Á Kákai, Z Kárpáti, B P Molnár, T Dankó, G Bozsik, C Bognár, G Szőcs, A Fónagy
Pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) is a member of the pyrokinin (FXPRLamide) insect neuropeptides. Here, we report the cloning of the gene Ostnu-PBAN from the E and Z pheromone strains of the European corn borer (ECB), Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a major pest of maize. The Ostnu-PBAN genomic sequence is > 5 kb in length and consists of six exons. The deduced amino acid sequence revealed a 200-residue precursor protein including a signal peptide, a 24-amino acid (aa) diapause hormone, a 37-aa PBAN and three other FXPRLamide neuropeptides...
October 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
journal
journal
31266
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"