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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026097/chemosensing-of-honeybee-parasite-varroa-destructor-transcriptomic-analysis
#1
Nurit Eliash, Nitin K Singh, Starlin Thangarajan, Noa Sela, Dena Leshkowitz, Yosi Kamer, Ilia Zaidman, Ada Rafaeli, Victoria Soroker
Chemosensing is a primary sense in nature, however little is known about its mechanism in Chelicerata. As a model organism we used the mite Varroa destructor, a key parasite of honeybees. Here we describe a transcriptomic analysis of two physiological stages for the Varroa foreleg, the site of primary olfactory organ. The transcriptomic analysis revealed transcripts of chemosensory related genes belonging to several groups. These include Niemann-Pick disease protein, type C2 (NPC2), gustatory receptors (GRs), ionotropic receptors (IRs), sensory neuron membrane proteins (SNMPs) and odorant binding proteins (OBP)...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025878/elevated-postoperative-endogenous-glp-1-levels-mediate-effects-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-on-neural-responsivity-to-food-cues
#2
Jennifer S Ten Kulve, Dick J Veltman, Victor E A Gerdes, Liselotte van Bloemendaal, Frederik Barkhof, Carolyn F Deacon, Jens J Holst, Madeleine L Drent, Michaela Diamant, Richard G IJzerman
OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that weight reduction and improvements in satiety after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are partly mediated via postoperative neuroendocrine changes. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a gut hormone secreted after food ingestion and is associated with appetite and weight reduction, mediated via effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Secretion of GLP-1 is greatly enhanced after RYGB. We hypothesized that postoperative elevated GLP-1 levels contribute to the improved satiety regulation after RYGB via effects on the CNS...
October 12, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023543/a-mannitol-sorbitol-receptor-stimulates-dietary-intake-in-tribolium-castaneum
#3
Tomoyuki Takada, Ryoichi Sato, Shingo Kikuta
In insects, perception of chemical stimuli is involved in the acceptance or rejection of food. Gustatory receptors (Grs) that regulate external signals in chemosensory organs have been found in many insects. Tribolium castaneum, a major pest of stored products, possesses over 200 Gr genes. An expanded repertoire of Gr genes appears to be required for diet recognition in species that are generalist feeders; however, it remains unclear whether T. castaneum recognizes a suite of chemicals common to many products or whether its feeding is activated by specific chemicals, and whether its Grs are involved in feeding behavior...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020917/deciphering-the-olfactory-repertoire-of-the-tiger-mosquito-aedes-albopictus
#4
Fabrizio Lombardo, Marco Salvemini, Carmine Fiorillo, Tony Nolan, Laurence J Zwiebel, José M Ribeiro, Bruno Arcà
BACKGROUND: The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive species and competent vector of several arboviruses (e.g. dengue, chikungunya, Zika) and parasites (e.g. dirofilaria) of public health importance. Compared to other mosquito species, Ae. albopictus females exhibit a generalist host seeking as well as a very aggressive biting behaviour that are responsible for its high degree of nuisance. Several complex mosquito behaviours such as host seeking, feeding, mating or oviposition rely on olfactory stimuli that target a range of sensory neurons localized mainly on specialized head appendages such as antennae, maxillary palps and the mouthparts...
October 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959208/olfactory-plasticity-variation-in-the-expression-of-chemosensory-receptors-in-bactrocera-dorsalis-in-different-physiological-states
#5
Sha Jin, Xiaofan Zhou, Feng Gu, Guohua Zhong, Xin Yi
Changes in physiological conditions could influence the perception of external odors, which is important for the reproduction and survival of insect. With the alteration of physiological conditions, such as, age, feeding state, circadian rhythm, and mating status, insect can modulate their olfactory systems accordingly. Ionotropic, gustatory, and odorant receptors (IR, GR, and ORs) are important elements of the insect chemosensory system, which enable insects to detect various external stimuli. In this study, we investigated the changes in these receptors at the mRNA level in Bactrocera dorsalis in different physiological states...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955940/short-term-nicotine-exposure-induces-long-lasting-modulation-of-gustatory-plasticity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#6
Takuya Urushihata, Tokumitsu Wakabayashi, Shoichi Osato, Tetsuro Yamashita, Tetsuya Matsuura
Nicotine administration induces many effects on animal behavior. In wild-type Caenorhabditis elegans, gustatory plasticity results in reduced chemotaxis toward NaCl of otherwise attractive concentrations after pre-exposure to 100 mM NaCl in the absence of food. However, acute nicotine administration during a 15 min pre-exposure period inhibits gustatory plasticity, whereas chronic nicotine administration during worm development facilitates the plasticity. To investigate the relationship between the duration of nicotine administration and its effects, we exposed worms to nicotine for various periods during development...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938869/chemosensory-gene-expression-in-olfactory-organs-of-the-anthropophilic-anopheles-coluzzii-and-zoophilic-anopheles-quadriannulatus
#7
G Athrey, L V Cosme, Z Popkin-Hall, S Pathikonda, W Takken, M A Slotman
BACKGROUND: Anopheles (An.) coluzzii, one of Africa's primary malaria vectors, is highly anthropophilic. This human host preference contributes greatly to its ability to transmit malaria. In contrast, the closely related An. quadriannulatus prefers to feed on bovids and is not thought to contribute to malaria transmission. The diverged preference for host odor profiles between these sibling species is likely reflected in chemosensory gene expression levels in the olfactory organs. Therefore, we compared the transcriptomes of the antennae and maxillary palps between An...
September 22, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935437/responses-to-sugar-and-sugar-receptor-gene-expression-in-different-social-roles-of-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera
#8
Laura Değirmenci, Markus Thamm, Ricarda Scheiner
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are well-known for their sophisticated division of labor with each bee performing sequentially a series of social tasks. Colony organization is largely based on age-dependent division of labor. While bees perform several tasks inside the hive such as caring for brood ("nursing"), cleaning or sealing brood cells or producing honey, older bees leave to colony to collect pollen (proteins) and nectar (carbohydrates) as foragers. The most pronounced behavioral transition occurs when nurse bees become foragers...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931846/identification-of-genes-involved-in-chemoreception-in-plutella-xyllostella-by-antennal-transcriptome-analysis
#9
Shiyong Yang, Depan Cao, Guirong Wang, Yang Liu
Perception of environmental and habitat cues is of significance for insect survival and reproduction. Odor detection in insects is mediated by a number of proteins in antennae such as odorant receptors (ORs), ionotropic receptors (IRs), odorant binding proteins (OBPs), chemosensory proteins (CSPs), sensory neuron membrane proteins (SNMPs) and odorant degrading enzymes. In this study, we sequenced and assembled the adult male and female antennal transcriptomes of a destructive agricultural pest, the diamondback moth Plutella xyllostella...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894232/antennal-transcriptome-and-expression-analyses-of-olfactory-genes-in-the-sweetpotato-weevil-cylas-formicarius
#10
Shu-Ying Bin, Meng-Qiu Qu, Xin-Hua Pu, Zhong-Zhen Wu, Jin-Tian Lin
The sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), is a serious pest of sweetpotato. Olfaction-based approaches, such as use of synthetic sex pheromones to monitor populations and the bait-and-kill method to eliminate males, have been applied successfully for population management of C. formicarius. However, the molecular basis of olfaction in C. formicarius remains unknown. In this study, we produced antennal transcriptomes from males and females of C. formicarius using high-throughput sequencing to identify gene families associated with odorant detection...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889974/ionotropic-receptors-mediate-drosophila-oviposition-preference-through-sour-gustatory-receptor-neurons
#11
Yan Chen, Hubert Amrein
Carboxylic acids are present in many foods, being especially abundant in fruits. Yet, relatively little is known about how acids are detected by gustatory systems and whether they have a potential role in nutrition or provide other health benefits. Here we identify sour gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) in tarsal taste sensilla of Drosophila melanogaster. We find that most tarsal sensilla harbor a sour GRN that is specifically activated by carboxylic and mineral acids but does not respond to sweet- and bitter-tasting chemicals or salt...
September 25, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857341/the-multidimensional-ionotropic-receptors-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#12
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/28846687/%C3%AE-catenin-is-required-for-taste-bud-cell-renewal-and-behavioral-taste-perception-in-adult-mice
#13
Dany Gaillard, Spencer G Bowles, Ernesto Salcedo, Mingang Xu, Sarah E Millar, Linda A Barlow
Taste stimuli are transduced by taste buds and transmitted to the brain via afferent gustatory fibers. Renewal of taste receptor cells from actively dividing progenitors is finely tuned to maintain taste sensitivity throughout life. We show that conditional β-catenin deletion in mouse taste progenitors leads to rapid depletion of progenitors and Shh+ precursors, which in turn causes taste bud loss, followed by loss of gustatory nerve fibers. In addition, our data suggest LEF1, TCF7 and Wnt3 are involved in a Wnt pathway regulatory feedback loop that controls taste cell renewal in the circumvallate papilla epithelium...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825966/molecular-characterization-of-sugar-taste-receptors-in-cotton-bollworm-helicoverpa-armigera
#14
Wei Xu, Nai-Yong Liu, Yalin Liao, Alisha Anderson
Insects utilize sugars as their essential energy and nutrient sources; therefore, the sense of sugar detection plays a critical role in insect behaviours. Previously using genomic and transcriptomic approaches, we identified eight putative sugar gustatory receptor (GR) genes from the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Here we further validated these annotated sugar receptor genes (HarmGr4-8 and 10-12) and found HarmGr10 may be a pseudogene carrying a stop codon in the open reading frame (ORF)...
August 21, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798468/the-bitter-taste-receptor-tas2r16-achieves-high-specificity-and-accommodates-diverse-glycoside-ligands-by-using-a-two-faced-binding-pocket
#15
Anu Thomas, Chidananda Sulli, Edgar Davidson, Eli Berdougo, Morganne Phillips, Bridget A Puffer, Cheryl Paes, Benjamin J Doranz, Joseph B Rucker
Although bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs) are important for human health, little is known of the determinants of ligand specificity. TAS2Rs such as TAS2R16 help define gustatory perception and dietary preferences that ultimately influence human health and disease. Each TAS2R must accommodate a broad diversity of chemical structures while simultaneously achieving high specificity so that diverse bitter toxins can be detected without all foods tasting bitter. However, how these G protein-coupled receptors achieve this balance is poorly understood...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794101/modulation-of-taste-processing-by-temperature
#16
REVIEW
Christian H Lemon
Taste stimuli have a temperature that can stimulate thermosensitive neural machinery in the mouth during gustatory experience. Although taste and oral temperature are sometimes discussed as different oral sensory modalities, there is a body of literature that demonstrates temperature is an important component and modulator of the intensity of gustatory neural and perceptual responses. Available data indicate that the influence of temperature on taste, herein referred to as "thermogustation," can vary across taste qualities, can also vary among stimuli presumed to share a common taste quality, and is conditioned on taste stimulus concentration, with neuronal and psychophysical data revealing larger modulatory effects of temperature on gustatory responding to weakened taste solutions compared with concentrated...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777821/anatomy-and-behavioral-function-of-serotonin-receptors-in-drosophila-melanogaster-larvae
#17
Annina Huser, Melanie Eschment, Nazli Güllü, Katharina A N Collins, Kathrin Böpple, Lyubov Pankevych, Emilia Rolsing, Andreas S Thum
The biogenic amine serotonin (5-HT) is an important neuroactive molecule in the central nervous system of the majority of animal phyla. 5-HT binds to specific G protein-coupled and ligand-gated ion receptors to regulate particular aspects of animal behavior. In Drosophila, as in many other insects this includes the regulation of locomotion and feeding. Due to its genetic amenability and neuronal simplicity the Drosophila larva has turned into a useful model for studying the anatomical and molecular basis of chemosensory behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756777/genomic-innovations-transcriptional-plasticity-and-gene-loss-underlying-the-evolution-and-divergence-of-two-highly-polyphagous-and-invasive-helicoverpa-pest-species
#18
S L Pearce, D F Clarke, P D East, S Elfekih, K H J Gordon, L S Jermiin, A McGaughran, J G Oakeshott, A Papanikolaou, O P Perera, R V Rane, S Richards, W T Tay, T K Walsh, A Anderson, C J Anderson, S Asgari, P G Board, A Bretschneider, P M Campbell, T Chertemps, J T Christeller, C W Coppin, S J Downes, G Duan, C A Farnsworth, R T Good, L B Han, Y C Han, K Hatje, I Horne, Y P Huang, D S T Hughes, E Jacquin-Joly, W James, S Jhangiani, M Kollmar, S S Kuwar, S Li, N-Y Liu, M T Maibeche, J R Miller, N Montagne, T Perry, J Qu, S V Song, G G Sutton, H Vogel, B P Walenz, W Xu, H-J Zhang, Z Zou, P Batterham, O R Edwards, R Feyereisen, R A Gibbs, D G Heckel, A McGrath, C Robin, S E Scherer, K C Worley, Y D Wu
BACKGROUND: Helicoverpa armigera and Helicoverpa zea are major caterpillar pests of Old and New World agriculture, respectively. Both, particularly H. armigera, are extremely polyphagous, and H. armigera has developed resistance to many insecticides. Here we use comparative genomics, transcriptomics and resequencing to elucidate the genetic basis for their properties as pests. RESULTS: We find that, prior to their divergence about 1.5 Mya, the H. armigera/H. zea lineage had accumulated up to more than 100 more members of specific detoxification and digestion gene families and more than 100 extra gustatory receptor genes, compared to other lepidopterans with narrower host ranges...
July 31, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751111/gustatory-receptor-22e-is-essential-for-sensing-chloroquine-and-strychnine-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#19
Seeta Poudel, Yunjung Kim, Jun-Seok Gwak, Sangyun Jeong, Youngseok Lee
Chloroquine, an amino quinolone derivative commonly used as an anti-malarial drug, is known to impart an unpleasant taste. Little research has been done to study chloroquine taste in insects, therefore, we examined both the deterrant properties and mechanisms underlying chloroquine perception in fruit flies. We identified the antifeedant effect of chloroquine by screening 21 gustatory receptor (Grs) mutants through behavioral feeding assays and electrophysiology experiments. We discovered that two molecular sensors, GR22e and GR33a, act as chloroquine receptors, and found that chloroquine-mediated activation of GRNs occurs through S-type sensilla...
September 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739369/genomic-regression-of-claw-keratin-taste-receptor-and-light-associated-genes-provides-insights-into-biology-and-evolutionary-origins-of-snakes
#20
Christopher A Emerling
Regressive evolution of anatomical traits often corresponds with the regression of genomic loci underlying such characters. As such, studying patterns of gene loss can be instrumental in addressing questions of gene function, resolving conflicting results from anatomical studies, and understanding the evolutionary history of clades. The evolutionary origins of snakes involved the regression of a number of anatomical traits, including limbs, taste buds and the visual system, and by analyzing serpent genomes, I was able to test three hypotheses associated with the regression of these features...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
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