Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:13 (2015)Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) catalyzes the position-specific hydrolysis of fatty acids linked to the sn-2 position of phospholipids (PLs). PLA2s make up a very large superfamily, with more than known 15 groups, classified into secretory PLA2 (sPLA2), Ca2+-dependent cellular PLA2 (sPLA2) and...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:96 (2015)Although the importance of cis-acting mutations on detoxification enzyme genes for insecticide resistance is widely accepted, only a few of them have been determined as concrete mutations present in genomic DNA till date. The overexpression of a cytochrome P450 gene, CYP9M10, is associ...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:72 (2015)Endosymbiotic bacteria of the genus Wolbachia often manipulate the reproductive system of their hosts to propagate themselves in host populations. Ostrinia scapulalis moths infected with Wolbachia (wSca) produce female-only progeny (sex chromosomes: ZW), whereas females cured of the in...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:31 (2015)Insects have co-opted a unique family of seven transmembrane proteins for odour sensing. Odorant receptors are believed to have evolved from gustatory receptors somewhere at the base of the Hexapoda and have expanded substantially to become the dominant class of odour recognition eleme...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:103 (2015)The body louse, Pediculus humanus humanus, is an obligate blood-feeding ectoparasite and an important insect vector that mediates the transmission of diseases to humans. The analysis of the body louse genome revealed a drastic reduction of the chemosensory gene repertoires when compare...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:64 (2015)γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors (GABARs) mediate fast inhibitory synaptic transmission and are also targets for drugs and insecticides. To better understand the molecular interactions of ligands with the orthosteric sites of GABARs, we examined 4-aryl/arylalkyl-5-(4-piperidyl)-3-i...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:51 (2015)The order of Lepidoptera has historically been crucial for chemosensory research, with many important advances coming from the analysis of species like Bombyx mori or the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. Specifically M. sexta has long been a major model species in the field, especially...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:24 (2015)In highly eusocial insects, development of reproductive traits are regulated not only by sex determination pathway, but it also depends on caste fate. The molecular basis of both mechanisms in stingless bees and possible interaction with each other is still obscure. Here, we investigat...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:42 (2015)20-hydroxyecdysone (20E)-induced expression of the wing disc cuticle protein gene BmWCP4 was mediated by the transcription factor BmPOUM2, which binds to the cis-response elements (CREs) of BmWCP4 gene in Bombyx mori. In this study we report the regulation of BmPOUM2. RT-PCR analysis i...
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 66:77 (2015)Salivary secretions, including gel saliva and watery saliva, play crucial roles in the interaction between the insect and plant during feeding. In this study, we identified a salivary gland-specific gene encoding a salivary sheath protein (NlShp) in Nilaparvata lugens. NlShp has two al...