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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438259/variation-in-olfactory-neuron-repertoires-is-genetically-controlled-and-environmentally-modulated
#1
Ximena Ibarra-Soria, Thiago S Nakahara, Jingtao Lilue, Yue Jiang, Casey Trimmer, Mateus Aa Souza, Paulo Hm Netto, Kentaro Ikegami, Nicolle R Murphy, Mairi Kusma, Andrea Kirton, Luis R Saraiva, Thomas M Keane, Hiroaki Matsunami, Joel Mainland, Fabio Papes, Darren W Logan
The mouse olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) repertoire is composed of 10 million cells and each expresses one olfactory receptor (OR) gene from a pool of over 1000. Thus, the nose is sub-stratified into more than a thousand OSN subtypes. Here, we employ and validate an RNA-sequencing-based method to quantify the abundance of all OSN subtypes in parallel, and investigate the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to neuronal diversity. We find that the OSN subtype distribution is stereotyped in genetically identical mice, but varies extensively between different strains...
April 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434127/intranasal-vitamin-a-is-beneficial-in-post-infectious-olfactory-loss
#2
Thomas Hummel, Katherine L Whitcroft, Gina Rueter, Antje Haehner
Vitamin A plays a decisive role in the regeneration of olfactory receptor neurons. In this retrospective study we investigated the effectiveness of topical vitamin A in patients with post-infectious and posttraumatic smell disorders. Retrospective cohort. A total of 170 patients (age range 18-70 years, mean age 52 years) participated. Forty-six patients were treated with smell training only. The remaining 124 patients received smell training and topical vitamin A. Olfactory function was assessed using the Sniffin' Sticks test kit, a validated technique to measure odor thresholds, discrimination and identification...
April 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432783/gene-structure-and-expression-characteristic-of-a-novel-odorant-receptor-gene-cluster-in-the-parasitoid-wasp-microplitis-mediator-hymenoptera-braconidae
#3
S-N Wang, S Shan, Y Zheng, Y Peng, Z-Y Lu, Y-Q Yang, R-J Li, Y-J Zhang, Y-Y Guo
Odorant receptors (ORs) expressed in the antennae of parasitoid wasps are responsible for detection of various lipophilic airborne molecules. In the present study, 107 novel OR genes were identified from Microplitis mediator antennal transcriptome data. Phylogenetic analysis of the set of OR genes from M. mediator and Microplitis demolitor revealed that M. mediator OR (MmedOR) genes can be classified into different subfamilies, and the majority of MmedORs in each subfamily shared high sequence identities and clear orthologous relationships to M...
April 22, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428935/genetic-analysis-of-mosquito-detection-of-humans
#4
Joshua I Raji, Matthew DeGennaro
Mosquitoes detect the presence of humans by integrating chemosensory, thermal, and visual cues. Among these, odors are crucial for mosquito host detection. Insects have evolved a diverse repertoire of receptors to detect their plant and animal hosts. Genetic analysis of these receptors in Drosophila has set the stage for similar studies in mosquitoes. The diversity of the cues involved in mosquito host-seeking has made designing behavioral control strategies a challenge. The sensory receptors that are most important for mosquito detection of humans can now be determined using genome editing...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423037/identification-of-candidate-chemosensory-genes-by-transcriptome-analysis-in-loxostege-sticticalis-linnaeus
#5
Hong-Shuang Wei, Ke-Bin Li, Shuai Zhang, Ya-Zhong Cao, Jiao Yin
Loxostege sticticalis Linnaeus is an economically important agricultural pest, and the larvae cause great damage to crops, especially in Northern China. However, effective and environmentally friendly chemical methods for controlling this pest have not been discovered to date. In the present study, we performed HiSeq2500 sequencing of transcriptomes of the male and female adult antennae, adult legs and third instar larvae, and we identified 54 candidate odorant receptors (ORs), including 1 odorant receptor coreceptor (Orco) and 5 pheromone receptors (PRs), 18 ionotropic receptors (IRs), 13 gustatory receptors (GRs), 34 odorant binding proteins (OBPs), including 1 general odorant binding protein (GOBP1) and 3 pheromone binding proteins (PBPs), 10 chemosensory proteins (CSPs) and 2 sensory neuron membrane proteins (SNMPs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414096/lysine-specific-demethylase-1-lsd1-depletion-disrupts-monogenic-and-monoallelic-odorant-receptor-or-expression-in-an-olfactory-neuronal-cell-line
#6
Rutesh N Vyas, Diane Meredith, Robert P Lane
Function of the mammalian olfactory system depends on specialized olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) that each express only one allele ("monoallelic") of one odorant receptor (OR) gene ("monogenic"). The lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1) protein removes activating H3K4 or silencing H3K9 methylation marks in a variety of developmental contexts, and is thought to be important for proper OR regulation. Most of the focus in the field has been on a potential "activating" function for LSD1; e.g., in the demethylation of H3K9 associated with the expressed OR allele...
April 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413431/asian-house-rats-may-facilitate-their-invasive-success-through-suppressing-brown-rats-in-chronic-interaction
#7
Hong-Ling Guo, Hua-Jing Teng, Jin-Hua Zhang, Jian-Xu Zhang, Yao-Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Asian house rat (Rattus tanezumi) and the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) are closely related species and are partially sympatric in southern China. Over the past 20 years, R. tanezumi has significantly expanded northward in China and partially replaced the native brown rat subspecies, R. n. humiliatus. Although invasive species are often more aggressive than native species, we did not observe interspecific physical aggression between R. tanezumi and R. n. humiliatus. Here, we focused on whether or not R...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399284/olfactory-ionotropic-receptors-in-mosquito-aedes-albopictus-diptera-culicidae
#8
Qian Chen, Yahui Man, Jianyong Li, Di Pei, Wenjian Wu
Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) are a conserved family of ligand-gated ion channels that primarily function to mediate neuronal communication at synapses. A variant subfamily of iGluRs, the ionotropic receptors (IRs), was recently identified in insects and proved with the function in odorant recognition. Ionotropic receptors participate in a distinct olfactory signaling pathway that is independent of olfactory receptors activity. In the present study, we identify 102 putative IR genes, dubbed as AalbIr genes, in mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse) by in silico comparative sequence analysis...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395238/de-novo-analysis-of-the-oriental-armyworm-mythimna-separata-antennal-transcriptome-and-expression-patterns-of-odorant-binding-proteins
#9
Xiang-Qian Chang, Xiao-Pei Nie, Zan Zhang, Fang-Fang Zeng, Liang Lv, Shu Zhang, Man-Qun Wang
To better understand the olfactory mechanisms in the oriental armyworm Mythimna separate, one of the most serious pests of cereals, an antennal transcriptome was constructed in this study. A total of 130 olfactory related transcripts were identified. These transcripts were predicted to encode 32 odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), 16 chemosensory proteins (CSPs), 71 olfactory receptors (ORs), 8 ionotropic receptors (IRs), 1 gustatory receptor (GR) and 2 sensory neuron membrane proteins (SNMPs). Q-PCR analysis of the temporal expression profiles of seven OBPs in different tissues indicated that, except for MsepOBP19 which was highly expressed in the wings of 0-day-old adult and MsepOBP20 which was low expressed in all tissues, other tested MsepOBPs were significantly more highly expressed in the antenna than in the head (antenna excluded), thorax, abdomen, legs and wings...
March 20, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387246/sensory-genes-identification-with-head-transcriptome-of-the-migratory-armyworm-mythimna-separata
#10
Zhenxing Liu, Xiaoyun Wang, Chaoliang Lei, Fen Zhu
Sensory system plays important roles in a wide array of insect's behavior and physiological events, including the host landing and locating, feeding, flying, sex responding, mating and oviposition which happen independently and in sequence. The armyworm Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of migratory insect is destructive for alimentarn crop and economic crop throughout the world. Here we present the high throughput sequencing of the head transcriptome and identify members of the major sensory genes which are crucial for armyworm's success worldwide, including 8 opsins, 22 chemosensory proteins, 50 odorant binding proteins, 60 odorant receptors, 8 gustatory receptors, 24 ionotropic receptors, and 2 sensory neuron membrane proteins...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383033/molecular-basis-of-olfactory-chemoreception-in-the-common-bed-bug-cimex-lectularius
#11
Feng Liu, Zhou Chen, Nannan Liu
As one of the most notorious ectoparasites, bed bugs rely heavily on human or animal blood sources for survival, mating and reproduction. Chemoreception, mediated by the odorant receptors on the membrane of olfactory sensory neurons, plays a vital role in their host seeking and risk aversion processes. We investigated the responses of odorant receptors to a large spectrum of semiochemicals, including human odorants and plant-released volatiles and found that strong responses were sparse; aldehydes/ketones were the most efficient stimuli, while carboxylic acids and aliphatics/aromatics were comparatively less effective in eliciting responses from bed bug odorant receptors...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366786/design-of-larval-chemical-attractants-based-on-odorant-response-spectra-of-odorant-receptors-in-the-cotton-bollworm
#12
Chang Di, Chao Ning, Ling-Qiao Huang, Chen-Zhu Wang
Lepidopteran caterpillars rely on olfaction and gustation to discriminate among food sources. Compared to the larval gustation, the larval olfaction has been poorly investigated. To uncover the molecular basis of olfaction in Helicoverpa armigera larvae, we identified 17 odorant receptor (Or) genes in larval antennae and maxillae using transcriptome sequencing, and functionally identified the response spectra of seven Ors to ecologically relevant odorants. Innate behavioural responses of larvae to active odorants were evaluated in chemotaxis assays...
March 31, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344819/olfaction-as-a-soldier-a-review-of-the-physiology-and-its-present-and-future-use-in-the-military
#13
REVIEW
Palaniappan Ganesh Nagappan, Somasundram Subramaniam, De-Yun Wang
Olfaction is one of our 5 main qualitative sensory abilities. In this review, we have examined the physiology of olfaction from the olfactory receptor to the brain. Through analyzing the physiology of olfaction, we have found that the biochemistry of olfactory nerve stimulation is unique from that of other similar pathways. Upon receiving large amounts of input from the olfactory nerve, the olfactory bulb, followed by several layers of centrifugal and centripetal processing in the brain, has to sort the information from the input as well as integrate it with other inputs from the brain to develop a coherent understanding of the input...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
#14
REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334229/functional-and-nonfunctional-forms-of-cquior91-an-odorant-selectivity-subunit-of-culex-quinquefasciatus
#15
David T Hughes, Julien Pelletier, Suhaila Rahman, Sisi Chen, Walter S Leal, Charles W Luetje
In Culex quinquefasciatus, CquiOR91 is the ortholog of 2 larvae-specific odorant receptors (ORs) from Anopheles gambiae (Agam\Or40, previously shown to respond to several odorant ligands including the broad-spectrum repellent N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, DEET) and Aedes aegypti (Aaeg\Or40). When we cloned full-length CquiOR91 from a Culex quinquefasciatus larval head RNA sample, we found 2 alleles of this OR, differing at 9 residues. Functional analysis using the Xenopus oocyte expression system and 2-electrode voltage clamp electrophysiology revealed one allele (CquiOR91...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301269/the-long-tale-of-the-calcium-activated-cl-channels-in-olfactory-transduction
#16
Michele Dibattista, Simone Pifferi, Anna Boccaccio, Anna Menini, Johannes Reisert
Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) currents have been implicated in many cellular processes in different cells, but for many years, their molecular identity remained unknown. Particularly intriguing are Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) currents in olfactory transduction, first described in the early 90s. Well characterized electrophysiologically, they carry most of the odorant-induced receptor current in the cilia of olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs). After many attempts to determine their molecular identity, TMEM16B was found to be abundantly expressed in the cilia of OSNs in 2009 and having biophysical properties like those of the native olfactory channel...
March 16, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299692/a-light-addressable-potentiometric-sensor-for-odorant-detection-using-single-bioengineered-olfactory-sensory-neurons-as-sensing-element
#17
Chunsheng Wu, Liping Du, Yulan Tian, Xi Zhang, Ping Wang
A light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS), a silicon-based surface potential detector, is combined with bioengineered olfactory sensory neurons (OSN) for odorant detection. A LAPS chip is used as a transducer to monitor cell membrane potential changes. In addition, a focused movable laser with a diameter comparable to cell sizes is employed to select the desirable single cell for measurement under a microscope. Bioengineered OSNs are coupled to the LAPS surface and employed as sensing elements, which are prepared by the expression of an olfactory receptor of C...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296270/analogues-of-dehydroacetic-acid-as-selective-and-potent-agonists-of-an-ectopic-odorant-receptor-through-a-combination-of-hydrophilic-and-hydrophobic-interactions
#18
Bernie Byunghoon Park, NaHye Lee, YunHye Kim, YoonGyu Jae, Seunghyun Choi, NaNa Kang, Yu Ri Hong, Kiwon Ok, Jeonghee Cho, Young Ho Jeon, Eun Hee Lee, Youngjoo Byun, JaeHyung Koo
Identification of potent agonists of odorant receptors (ORs), a major class of G protein-coupled receptors, remains challenging due to complex receptor-ligand interactions. ORs are present in both olfactory and non-chemosensory tissues, indicating roles beyond odor detection that may include modulating physiological functions in non-olfactory tissues. Selective and potent agonists specific for particular ORs can be used to investigate physiological functions of ORs in non-chemosensory tissues. In this study, we designed and synthesized novel synthetic dehydroacetic acid analogues as agonists of odorant receptor 895 (Olfr895) expressed in bladder...
March 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273117/activation-of-odorant-receptor-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-leads-to-inhibition-of-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#19
Lea Weber, Klaudia Al-Refae, Juliane Ebbert, Peter Jägers, Janine Altmüller, Christian Becker, Stephan Hahn, Günter Gisselmann, Hanns Hatt
The analysis and functional characterization of ectopically expressed human olfactory receptors (ORs) is becoming increasingly important, as many ORs have been identified in several healthy and cancerous tissues. OR activation has been demonstrated to have influence on cancer cell growth and progression. Here, ORs were identified using RNA-Seq analyses and RT-PCR. We demonstrated the OR protein localization in HCT116 cells using immunocytochemistry (IHC). In order to analyze the physiological role of OR51B4, we deorphanized the receptor by the use of CRE-Luciferase assays, conducted calcium imaging experiments as well as scratch- and proliferation assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270833/regulatory-features-for-odorant-receptor-genes-in-the-mouse-genome
#20
REVIEW
Andrea Degl'Innocenti, Anna D'Errico
The odorant receptor genes, seven transmembrane receptor genes constituting the vastest mammalian gene multifamily, are expressed monogenically and monoallelicaly in each sensory neuron in the olfactory epithelium. This characteristic, often referred to as the one neuron-one receptor rule, is driven by mostly uncharacterized molecular dynamics, generally named odorant receptor gene choice. Much attention has been paid by the scientific community to the identification of sequences regulating the expression of odorant receptor genes within their loci, where related genes are usually arranged in genomic clusters...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
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