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  1. Effect of host plant and immune challenge on the levels of chemosensory and odorant-binding proteins in caterpillar salivary glands

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:34 (2015) PMID 25934166

    More than half of the proteome from mandibular glands in caterpillars is represented by chemosensory proteins. Based on sequence similarity, these proteins are putative transporters of ligands to gustatory receptors in sensory organs of insects. We sought to determine whether these pro...
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    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:IFC (2015)

  3. Developmentally regulated expression and expression strategies of Drosophila snoRNAs

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:69 (2015) PMID 25641266

    Small nucleolar RNAs constitute a significant portion of the eukaryotic small ncRNA transcriptome and guide site-specific methylation or pseudouridylation of target RNAs. In addition, they can play diverse regulatory roles on gene expression, acting as precursors of smaller fragments a...
  4. The silkworm glutathione S-transferase gene noppera-bo is required for ecdysteroid biosynthesis and larval development

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:1 (2015) PMID 25881968

    Insect molting and metamorphosis are tightly controlled by ecdysteroids, which are important steroid hormones that are synthesized from dietary sterols in the prothoracic gland. One of the ecdysteroidogenic genes in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is noppera-bo (nobo), also known...
  5. Genome-wide analysis of homeobox genes from Mesobuthus martensii reveals Hox gene duplication in scorpions

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:25 (2015) PMID 25910680

    Homeobox genes belong to a large gene group, which encodes the famous DNA-binding homeodomain that plays a key role in development and cellular differentiation during embryogenesis in animals. Here, one hundred forty-nine homeobox genes were identified from the Asian scorpion, Mesobuth...
  6. A novel sucrose hydrolase from the bombycoid silkworms Bombyx mori, Trilocha varians, and Samia cynthia ricini with a substrate specificity for sucrose

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:46 (2015) PMID 25937576

    Although membrane-associated sucrase activity has been detected in the midgut of various lepidopteran species, it has not yet been identified and characterized at the molecular level. In the present study, we identified a novel sucrose hydrolase (SUH) gene from the following three bomb...
  7. Sulfakinin is an important regulator of digestive processes in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:8 (2015) PMID 25846060

    Sulfakinin (SK) is a sulfated insect neuropeptide that is best known for its function as a satiety factor. It displays structural and functional similarities with the vertebrate peptides gastrin and cholecystokinin. Peptidomic studies in multiple insects, crustaceans and arachnids have...
  8. Ostrinia furnacalis serpin-3 regulates melanization cascade by inhibiting a prophenoloxidase-activating protease

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:53 (2015) PMID 25818483

    Serine protease cascade-mediated prophenolxidase activation is a prominent innate immune response in insect defense against the invading pathogens. Serpins regulate this reaction to avoid excessive activation. However, the function of serpins in most insect species, especially in some ...
  9. Frizzled 2 is a key component in the regulation of TOR signaling-mediated egg production in the mosquito Aedes aegypti

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:17 (2015) PMID 25890109

    The Wnt signaling pathway was first discovered as a key event in embryonic development and cell polarity in Drosophila. Recently, several reports have shown that Wnt stimulates translation and cell growth by activating the mTOR pathway in mammals. Previous studies have demonstrated tha...
  10. Targeted mutagenesis and functional analysis of adipokinetic hormone-encoding gene in Drosophila

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 61:79 (2015) PMID 25641265

    Adipokinetic hormones (Akhs) are small peptides (8–10 amino acid [aa] residues long) found in insects that regulate metabolic responses to stress by stimulating catabolic reactions and mobilizing energy stores. We employed Transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) mutagene...