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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228732/c-terminus-methionene-specifically-involved-in-binding-corn-odorants-to-odorant-binding-protein4-in-macrocentrus-cingulum
#1
Tofael Ahmed, Tiantao Zhang, Zhenying Wang, Kanglai He, Shuxiong Bai
The soluble carrier proteins, OBPs carry odor components through sensilium lymph to specific receptors within the antennal sensilla to trigger behavioral responses. Herein, McinOBP4 was characterized from the Macrocentrus cingulum, which is the specialist parasitic insect of Ostrinia furnacalis for better understanding of olfactory recognition mechanism of this wasp. The classical odorant binding protein McinOBP4 showed good binding affinity to corn green leaf volatiles. RT-qPCR results showed that the McinOBP4 was primarily expressed in male and female wasp antennae, with transcripts levels differing by sex...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227973/improving-odorant-chemical-class-prediction-with-multi-layer-perceptrons-using-temporal-odorant-spike-responses-from-drosophila-melanogaster-olfactory-receptor-neurons
#2
Luqman R Bachtiar, Richard D Newcomb, Andrew V Kralicek, Charles P Unsworth, Luqman R Bachtiar, Richard D Newcomb, Andrew V Kralicek, Charles P Unsworth, Charles P Unsworth, Andrew V Kralicek, Richard D Newcomb, Luqman R Bachtiar
In this work, we examine the possibility of improving the prediction performance of an olfactory biosensor through the use of temporal spiking data. We present an Artificial Neural Network (ANN), in the form of an optimal hybrid Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) system for the classification of chemical odorants from olfactory receptor neuron spike responses of the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly (DmOrs). The data used in this study contains the responses to 34 odorants from 6 individual DmOrs, of which we exploit the temporal spiking responses of a 500ms odorant stimulus window...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212942/activation-of-type-4-dopaminergic-receptors-in-the-prelimbic-area-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-is-necessary-for-the-expression-of-innate-fear-behavior
#3
Macarena D Vergara, Victor N Keller, José A Fuentealba, Katia Gysling
The prelimbic area (PL) of the medial Prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is involved in the acquisition and expression of conditioned and innate fear. Both types of fear share several neuronal pathways. It has been documented that dopamine (DA) plays an important role in the regulation of aversive memories in the mPFC. The exposure to an aversive stimulus, such as the smell of a predator odor or the exposure to footshock stress is accompanied by an increase in mPFC DA release. Evidence suggests that the type 4 dopaminergic receptor (D4R) is the molecular target through which DA modulates fear expression...
February 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210219/mice-lacking-m1-and-m3-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-have-impaired-odor-discrimination-and-learning
#4
Wilson Chan, Sanmeet Singh, Taj Keshav, Ramita Dewan, Christian Eberly, Robert Maurer, Alexia Nunez-Parra, Ricardo C Araneda
The cholinergic system has extensive projections to the olfactory bulb (OB) where it produces a state-dependent regulation of sensory gating. Previous work has shown a prominent role of muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) receptors (mAChRs) in regulating the excitability of OB neurons, in particular the M1 receptor. Here, we examined the contribution of M1 and M3 mAChR subtypes to olfactory processing using mice with a genetic deletion of these receptors, the M1(-/-) and the M1/M3(-/-) knockout (KO) mice. Genetic ablation of the M1 and M3 mAChRs resulted in a significant deficit in odor discrimination of closely related molecules, including stereoisomers...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196887/spontaneous-activity-in-the-piriform-cortex-extends-the-dynamic-range-of-cortical-odor-coding
#5
Malinda L S Tantirigama, Helena H-Y Huang, John M Bekkers
Neurons in the neocortex exhibit spontaneous spiking activity in the absence of external stimuli, but the origin and functions of this activity remain uncertain. Here, we show that spontaneous spiking is also prominent in a sensory paleocortex, the primary olfactory (piriform) cortex of mice. In the absence of applied odors, piriform neurons exhibit spontaneous firing at mean rates that vary systematically among neuronal classes. This activity requires the participation of NMDA receptors and is entirely driven by bottom-up spontaneous input from the olfactory bulb...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188885/trpm5-expression-in-the-olfactory-epithelium
#6
Martina Pyrski, Eugenia Eckstein, Andreas Schmid, Bernd Bufe, Jan Weiss, Vladimir Chubanov, Ulrich Boehm, Frank Zufall
The Ca(2+)-activated monovalent cation channel Trpm5 is a key element in chemotransduction of taste receptor cells of the tongue, but the extent to which Trpm5 channels are expressed in olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) of the main olfactory epithelium (MOE) of adult mice as part of a specific pheromonal detection system is debated. Here, we used a novel Trpm5-IRES-Cre knockin strain to drive Cre recombinase expression, employed previously validated Trpm5 antibodies, performed in situ hybridization experiments to localize Trpm5 RNA, and searched extensively for Trpm5 splice variants in genetically-labeled, Trpm5-expressing MOE cells...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188216/amygdalar-gating-of-early-sensory-processing-through-interactions-with-locus-coeruleus
#7
Cynthia D Fast, John P McGann
Fear- and stress-induced activity in the amygdala has been hypothesized to influence sensory brain regions through the amygdala's influence on neuromodulatory centers. To directly examine this relationship, we used optical imaging to observe odor-evoked activity in populations of olfactory bulb inhibitory interneurons and of synaptic terminals of olfactory sensory neurons (the olfactory system's primary sensory neurons, which provide the initial olfactory input to the brain) during pharmacological inactivation of amygdala and locus coeruleus (LC) in mice...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187311/candidate-chemosensory-genes-identified-in-the-endoparasitoid-meteorus-pulchricornis-hymenoptera-braconidae-by-antennal-transcriptome-analysis
#8
Sheng Sheng, Cheng-Wu Liao, Yu Zheng, Yu Zhou, Yan Xu, Wen-Miao Song, Peng He, Jian Zhang, Fu-An Wu
Meteorus pulchricornis is an endoparasitoid wasp which attacks the larvae of various lepidopteran pests. We present the first antennal transcriptome dataset for M. pulchricornis. A total of 48,845,072 clean reads were obtained and 34,967 unigenes were assembled. Of these, 15,458 unigenes showed a significant similarity (E-value <10(-5)) to known proteins in the NCBI non-redundant protein database. Gene ontology (GO) and cluster of orthologous groups (COG) analyses were used to classify the functions of M...
January 31, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174521/deep-sequencing-of-the-human-retinae-reveals-the-expression-of-odorant-receptors
#9
Nikolina Jovancevic, Kirsten A Wunderlich, Claudia Haering, Caroline Flegel, Désirée Maßberg, Markus Weinrich, Lea Weber, Lars Tebbe, Anselm Kampik, Günter Gisselmann, Uwe Wolfrum, Hanns Hatt, Lian Gelis
Several studies have demonstrated that the expression of odorant receptors (ORs) occurs in various tissues. These findings have served as a basis for functional studies that demonstrate the potential of ORs as drug targets for a clinical application. To the best of our knowledge, this report describes the first evaluation of the mRNA expression of ORs and the localization of OR proteins in the human retina that set a stage for subsequent functional analyses. RNA-Sequencing datasets of three individual neural retinae were generated using Next-generation sequencing and were compared to previously published but reanalyzed datasets of the peripheral and the macular human retina and to reference tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167332/chemoreception-to-aggregation-pheromones-in-the-common-bed-bug-cimex-lectularius
#10
Feng Liu, Caixing Xiong, Nannan Liu
The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is an obligate blood-feeding insect that is resurgent worldwide, posing a threat to human beings through its biting nuisance and disease transmission. Bed bug aggregation pheromone is considered a very promising attractant for use in the monitoring and management of bed bugs, but as yet little is known regarding the sensory physiology of bed bugs related to this pheromone. This study examined how the individual components of aggregation pheromone are perceived by the olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) housed in different types of olfactory sensilla in bed bugs and the molecular basis for the ORNs' responses to the aggregation pheromone...
February 3, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163142/fmri-study-of-the-role-of-glutamate-nmda-receptor-in-the-olfactory-adaptation-in-rats-insights-into-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-olfactory-adaptation
#11
Fuqiang Zhao, Xiaohai Wang, Hatim A Zariwala, Jason M Uslaner, Andrea K Houghton, Jeffrey L Evelhoch, Eric Hostetler, Christopher T Winkelmann, Catherine D G Hines
Olfactory adaptation, characterized by attenuation of response to repeated odor stimulations or continuous odor exposure, is an intrinsic feature of olfactory processing. Adaptation can be induced by either "synaptic depression" due to depletion of neurotransmitters, or "enhanced inhibition" onto principle neurons by local inhibitory interneurons in olfactory structures. It is not clear which mechanism plays a major role in olfactory adaptation. More importantly, molecular sources of enhanced inhibition have not been identified...
February 3, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154537/odor-induced-neuronal-rhythms-in-the-olfactory-bulb-are-profoundly-modified-in-ob-ob-obese-mice
#12
Yan Chelminski, Christophe Magnan, Serge H Luquet, Amandine Everard, Nicolas Meunier, Hirac Gurden, Claire Martin
Leptin, the product of the Ob(Lep) gene, is a peptide hormone that plays a major role in maintaining the balance between food intake and energy expenditure. In the brain, leptin receptors are expressed by hypothalamic cells but also in the olfactory bulb, the first central structure coding for odors, suggesting a precise function of this hormone in odor-evoked activities. Although olfaction plays a key role in feeding behavior, the ability of the olfactory bulb to integrate the energy-related signal leptin is still missing...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150741/antennal-transcriptomes-of-three-tortricid-moths-reveal-putative-conserved-chemosensory-receptors-for-social-and-habitat-olfactory-cues
#13
Francisco Gonzalez, Peter Witzgall, William B Walker
Insects use chemical signals to find mates, food and oviposition sites. The main chemoreceptor gene families comprise odorant receptors (ORs), ionotropic receptors (IRs) and gustatory receptors (GRs). Understanding the evolution of these receptors as well as their function will assist in advancing our knowledge of how chemical stimuli are perceived and may consequently lead to the development of new insect management strategies. Tortricid moths are important pests in horticulture, forestry and agriculture around the globe...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137743/genomic-features-of-the-damselfly-calopteryx-splendens-representing-a-sister-clade-to-most-insect-orders
#14
Panagiotis Ioannidis, Felipe A Simao, Robert M Waterhouse, Mosè Manni, Mathieu Seppey, Hugh M Robertson, Bernhard Misof, Oliver Niehuis, Evgeny M Zdobnov
Insects comprise the most diverse and successful animal group with over one million described species that are found in almost every terrestrial and limnic habitat, with many being used as important models in genetics, ecology, and evolutionary research. Genome sequencing projects have greatly expanded the sampling of species from many insect orders, but genomic resources for species of certain insect lineages have remained relatively limited to date. To address this paucity, we sequenced the genome of the banded demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, a damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera) belonging to Palaeoptera, the clade containing the first winged insects...
January 30, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118707/kinetic-model-for-the-activation-of-mammalian-olfactory-receptor
#15
Seogjoo Jang, Changbong Hyeon
The sense of smell is triggered by binding of odorants to a set of olfactory receptors (ORs), the activation of which generates specific patterns of neuronal signals in olfactory bulbs. Despite a long history of research and speculations, very little is known about the actual mechanism of OR activation. In particular, there is virtually no theoretical framework capable of describing the kinetics of olfactory activation at a quantitative level. Based on the fact that mammalian ORs belong to a class of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and utilizing the information available from recent studies on other types of GPCRs with known structural data, we construct a minimal kinetic model for mammalian olfactory activation, obtaining a new expression for the signal strength as a function of odorant and G-protein concentrations and defining this as odor activity (OA)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116519/medium-chain-fatty-acids-modulate-myocardial-function-via-a-cardiac-odorant-receptor
#16
Nikolina Jovancevic, A Dendorfer, M Matzkies, M Kovarova, J C Heckmann, M Osterloh, M Boehm, L Weber, F Nguemo, J Semmler, J Hescheler, H Milting, E Schleicher, L Gelis, H Hatt
Several studies have demonstrated the expression of odorant receptors (OR) in various human tissues and their involvement in different physiological and pathophysiological processes. However, the functional role of ORs in the human heart is still unclear. Here, we firstly report the functional characterization of an OR in the human heart. Initial next-generation sequencing analysis revealed the OR expression pattern in the adult and fetal human heart and identified the fatty acid-sensing OR51E1 as the most highly expressed OR in both cardiac development stages...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111079/evolution-of-acid-sensing-olfactory-circuits-in-drosophilids
#17
Lucia L Prieto-Godino, Raphael Rytz, Steeve Cruchet, Benoîte Bargeton, Liliane Abuin, Ana F Silbering, Vanessa Ruta, Matteo Dal Peraro, Richard Benton
Animals adapt their behaviors to specific ecological niches, but the genetic and cellular basis of nervous system evolution is poorly understood. We have compared the olfactory circuits of the specialist Drosophila sechellia-which feeds exclusively on Morinda citrifolia fruit-with its generalist cousins D. melanogaster and D. simulans. We show that D. sechellia exhibits derived odor-evoked attraction and physiological sensitivity to the abundant Morinda volatile hexanoic acid and characterize how the responsible sensory receptor (the variant ionotropic glutamate receptor IR75b) and attraction-mediating circuit have evolved...
February 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102357/a-single-identified-glomerulus-in-the-zebrafish-olfactory-bulb-carries-the-high-affinity-response-to-death-associated-odor-cadaverine
#18
Milan Dieris, Gaurav Ahuja, Venkatesh Krishna, Sigrun I Korsching
The death-associated odor cadaverine, generated by bacteria-mediated decarboxylation of lysine, has been described as the principal activator of a particular olfactory receptor in zebrafish, TAAR13c. Low concentrations of cadaverine activated mainly TAAR13c-expressing olfactory sensory neurons, suggesting TAAR13c as an important element of the neuronal processing pathway linking cadaverine stimulation to a strongly aversive innate behavioral response. Here, we characterized the initial steps of this neuronal pathway...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098555/nematophagous-fungus-arthrobotrys-oligospora-mimics-olfactory-cues-of-sex-and-food-to-lure-its-nematode-prey
#19
Yen-Ping Hsueh, Matthew R Gronquist, Erich M Schwarz, Ravi David Nath, Ching-Han Lee, Shalha Gharib, Frank C Schroeder, Paul W Sternberg
To study the molecular basis for predator-prey coevolution, we investigated how Caenorhabditis elegans responds to the predatory fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora. C. elegans and other nematodes were attracted to volatile compounds produced by A. oligospora. Gas-chromatographic mass-spectral analyses of A. oligospora-derived volatile metabolites identified several odors mimicking food cues attractive to nematodes. One compound, methyl 3-methyl-2-butenoate (MMB) additionally triggered strong sex- and stage-specific attraction in several Caenorhabditis species...
January 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093474/behavioral-status-influences-the-dependence-of-odorant-induced-change-in-firing-on-pre-stimulus-firing-rate
#20
Anan Li, Ethan M Guthman, Wilder T Doucette, Diego Restrepo
: The firing rate of the mitral/tufted cells in the olfactory bulb is known to undergo significant trial-to-trial variability and is affected by anesthesia. Here we ask whether odorant-elicited changes in firing rate depend on the rate before application of the stimulus in the awake and anesthetized mouse. We find that pre-stimulus firing rate varies widely on a trial-to-trial basis and that the stimulus-induced change in firing rate decreases with increasing pre-stimulus firing rate...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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