Sequence and evolution of a hexamerin from the ant Camponotus festinatus.


:In the ant Camponotus festinatus, two different hexamerins accumulate stage-specifically during the late larval period and at various times in adults. These hexamerins serve as storage proteins and play important roles in brood nourishment and colony founding. We report an analysis of the cDNA sequence of C. festinatus hexamerin 2 (CfeHex2). The native protein contains 732 amino acids, which are moderately enriched in aromatic amino acids, aspartate and asparagine. Phylogenetic analyses show a close relationship of CfeHex2 to a putative toxin of the braconid wasp, Bracon hebetor. The divergence of Formicidae and Braconidae hexamerins was calculated to have begun 187 MYA, an estimate consistent with currently accepted phylogeny of insect orders.


Insect Mol Biol


Insect molecular biology


Martínez T,Burmester T,Veenstra JA,Wheeler D




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  • Chemosensory proteins used as target for screening behaviourally active compounds in the rice pest Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).

    abstract::Reverse chemical ecology based on insect functional odorant binding proteins has been extensively studied to screen behaviourally active compounds, whereas chemosensory proteins (CSPs), which are reportedly involved in olfactory chemical reception and could serve as molecular targets remain unclear. In the present stu...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Duan SG,Li DZ,Wang MQ

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Gene structure and expression of nanos (nos) and oskar (osk) orthologues of the vector mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus.

    abstract::The products of the maternal-effect genes, nanos (nos) and oskar (osk), are important for the development of germ cells in insects. Furthermore, these genes have been proposed as candidates for donating functional DNA regulatory sequences for use in gene drive systems to control transmission of mosquito-borne pathogen...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Juhn J,Marinotti O,Calvo E,James AA

    更新日期:2008-09-01 00:00:00

  • Inactivated mariner-like elements (MLE) in pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella.

    abstract::We isolated multiple copies of mariner-like element (MLE) from the pink bollworm (PBW), Pectinophora gossypiella, a key lepidopteran cotton pest. Although all the MLE sequences contain multiple mutations accumulated in their transposase coding region, the consensus sequence revealed a putative ancestral transposase en...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang J,Staten R,Miller TA,Park Y

    更新日期:2005-10-01 00:00:00

  • The dMRP/CG6214 gene of Drosophila is evolutionarily and functionally related to the human multidrug resistance-associated protein family.

    abstract::ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are involved in the transport of substrates across biological membranes and are essential for many cellular processes. Of the fifty-six Drosophila ABC transporter genes only white, brown, scarlet, E23 and Atet have been studied in detail. Phylogenetic analyses identify the Droso...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tarnay JN,Szeri F,Iliás A,Annilo T,Sung C,Le Saux O,Váradi A,Dean M,Boyd CD,Robinow S

    更新日期:2004-10-01 00:00:00

  • The expression of the HSP90 gene in response to winter and summer diapauses and thermal-stress in the onion maggot, Delia antiqua.

    abstract::The full-length Hsp90 cDNA in Delia antiqua was cloned and sequenced. The deduced polypeptide comprised 717 amino acid residues, with a molecular mass of 82 140 Da. Summer- and winter-diapauses both elevated HSP90 transcript levels in D. antiqua pupae. Levels gradually increased with time in summer diapausing pupae wh...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chen B,Kayukawa T,Monteiro A,Ishikawa Y

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation and characterization of a C-type lectin cDNA specifically expressed in the tip of mouthparts of the flesh fly Sarcophaga peregrina.

    abstract::We have isolated a novel gene, CLEM 36, of the flesh fly Sarcophaga peregrina, which shows significant homology to the C-type lectin family. CLEM 36 mRNA was transcribed excessively from the second day after eclosion only in the tip of mouthparts. Whole mount in situ hybridization showed that CLEM 36 mRNA was expresse...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamamoto-Kihara M,Kotani E

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular characterization of Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) transferrin and its response to parasitoid Venturia canescens (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae Gravenhorst).

    abstract::In the present study, we characterized a full-length cDNA encoding a putative iron-binding protein transferrin from the lepidopteran Mediterranean flour moth (EkTrf, 2397 bp). The putative EkTrf is 683 amino acids with a molecular mass of approximately 76 kDa. The deduced amino acid sequence showed significant homolog...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guz N,Kilincer N,Aksoy S

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Cellulose degradation in Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): functional characterization of two CAZymes belonging to glycoside hydrolase family 45 reveals a novel enzymatic activity.

    abstract::Cellulose is a major component of the primary and secondary cell walls in plants. Cellulose is considered to be the most abundant biopolymer on Earth and represents a large potential source of metabolic energy. Yet, cellulose degradation is rare and mostly restricted to cellulolytic microorganisms. Recently, various m...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Busch A,Kunert G,Wielsch N,Pauchet Y

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Adipokinetic hormone signalling system in the Chagas disease vector, Rhodnius prolixus.

    abstract::Neuropeptides and their G protein-coupled receptors are widespread throughout Metazoa and in several cases, clear orthologues can be identified in both protostomes and deuterostomes. One such neuropeptide is the insect adipokinetic hormone (AKH), which is related to the mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone. AKH ha...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zandawala M,Hamoudi Z,Lange AB,Orchard I

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular analysis of multiple cytochrome P450 genes from the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.

    abstract::Cytochrome P450s are a superfamily of haemoproteins, important in the metabolism of endogenous compounds and xenobiotics. As a first step to elucidating the role of this family in insecticide resistance in the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, we have cloned and mapped multiple P450 genes. Sixteen cDNAs encoding fu...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ranson H,Nikou D,Hutchinson M,Wang X,Roth CW,Hemingway J,Collins FH

    更新日期:2002-10-01 00:00:00

  • Immunodetection of a brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål) salivary catalase-like protein into tissues of rice, Oryza sativa.

    abstract::Saliva plays an important role in host plant-phloem-feeding insect molecular interactions. To better elucidate the role of insect saliva, a series of experiments were conducted to establish if catalase from the salivary glands of the brown planthopper (BPH; Nilaparvata lugens Stål) was secreted into rice host plant ti...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Petrova A,Smith CM

    更新日期:2014-02-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular basis for odorant receptor tuning: a short C-terminal sequence is necessary and sufficient for selectivity of mosquito Or8.

    abstract::A birth-and-death evolutionary model for odorant receptor gene repertoires presumes the creation of repertoires with the capacity for high-level diversity and rapid ligand specificity change. This changes the recognised odour space, directly affecting fitness-related behaviours and ultimately affecting adaptation to n...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hill SR,Majeed S,Ignell R

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Cloning of a family of serine protease genes from the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis.

    abstract::Serine protease gene fragments approximately 480 nucleotides in length were amplified from Ctenocephalides felis larval and adult cDNA libraries using degenerate oligonucleotide PCR primers. Partial clones of thirty-eight distinct serine protease encoding sequences were isolated, and nineteen different full-length cDN...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gaines PJ,Sampson CM,Rushlow KE,Stiegler GL

    更新日期:1999-02-01 00:00:00

  • Expression of diverse midgut serine proteinases in the sericigenous Lepidoptera Antheraea assamensis (Helfer) is influenced by choice of host plant species.

    abstract::Antheraea assamensis is reared on various species of the Lauraceae family from north-east India for its distinctive cocoon silk. We demonstrate differential expression of digestive trypsin and chymotrypsins in larvae feeding on a primary host, Persea bombycina Kosterm., in comparison to larvae feeding on Litsea monope...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Saikia M,Singh YT,Bhattacharya A,Mazumdar-Leighton S

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • piggyBac-like elements in the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Fabricius).

    abstract::We identified two different groups of piggyBac-like elements (PLE) in the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens, and named them HvPLE1 and HvPLE2. An intact copy of HvPLE1 revealed the characteristics of PLE: inverted terminal repeats, inverted subterminal repeats, and an open reading frame encoding transposase, wherea...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang J,Ren X,Miller TA,Park Y

    更新日期:2006-08-01 00:00:00

  • Cloning and characterization of a serine protease from the human malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae.

    abstract::The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence of a serine protease (AgSp24D) from the human malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, is presented. The gene product is a 271 amino acid protein that contains the conserved serine, histidine and aspartic acid residues found in serine proteases, and has the highest identity to ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Han YS,Salazar CE,Reese-Stardy SR,Cornel A,Gorman MJ,Collins FH,Paskewitz SM

    更新日期:1997-11-01 00:00:00

  • X-linked QTL for knockdown resistance to high temperature in Drosophila melanogaster.

    abstract::Knockdown Resistance to High Temperature (KRHT) is an adaptive trait of thermotolerance in insects. An interval mapping was performed on chromosome X of Drosophila melanogaster to search for quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting KRHT. A backcross population was obtained from two lines that dramatically differ for KR...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Norry FM,Sambucetti P,Scannapieco AC,Gomez FH,Loeschcke V

    更新日期:2007-08-01 00:00:00

  • Baculovirus cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer photolyases show a close relationship with lepidopteran host homologues.

    abstract::Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) photolyases repair ultraviolet (UV)-induced DNA damage using blue light. To get insight in the origin of baculovirus CPD photolyase (phr) genes, homologues in the lepidopteran insects Chrysodeixis chalcites, Spodoptera exigua and Trichoplusia ni were identified and characterized. Lep...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Biernat MA,Ros VI,Vlak JM,van Oers MM

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • The juvenile hormone binding protein of silkworm haemolymph: gene and functional analysis.

    abstract::A cDNA fragment of haemolymph juvenile hormone binding protein (hJHBP) from larvae of Bombyx mori was amplified by RT-PCR using degenerate primers based on the N-terminal amino acid sequence of purified hJHBP and a conserved region near the C-terminus of other lepidopteran hJHBPs. 5'- and 3'-ends were amplified by RAC...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vermunt AM,Kamimura M,Hirai M,Kiuchi M,Shiotsuki T

    更新日期:2001-04-01 00:00:00

  • Insecticidal activity of a recombinant knottin peptide from Loxosceles intermedia venom and recognition of these peptides as a conserved family in the genus.

    abstract::Loxosceles intermedia venom comprises a complex mixture of proteins, glycoproteins and low molecular mass peptides that act synergistically to immobilize envenomed prey. Analysis of a venom-gland transcriptome from L. intermedia revealed that knottins, also known as inhibitor cystine knot peptides, are the most abunda...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Matsubara FH,Meissner GO,Herzig V,Justa HC,Dias BC,Trevisan-Silva D,Gremski LH,Gremski W,Senff-Ribeiro A,Chaim OM,King GF,Veiga SS

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Identification and molecular characterization of a novel protein Saglin as a target of monoclonal antibodies affecting salivary gland infectivity of Plasmodium sporozoites.

    abstract::Molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between malarial sporozoites and putative receptor(s) on the salivary glands of Anopheles gambiae remain largely unknown. In previous studies, a salivary gland protein of ~100 kDa was identified as a putative target based on recognition of the protein by a monoclonal ant...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Okulate MA,Kalume DE,Reddy R,Kristiansen T,Bhattacharyya M,Chaerkady R,Pandey A,Kumar N

    更新日期:2007-12-01 00:00:00

  • Homing endonucleases catalyze double-stranded DNA breaks and somatic transgene excision in Aedes aegypti.

    abstract::Aedes aegypti is a major vector of arthropod-borne viruses such as yellow fever virus and dengue viruses. Efforts to discern the function of genes involved in important behaviours, such as vector competence and host seeking through reverse genetics, would greatly benefit from the ability to generate targeted gene disr...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Traver BE,Anderson MA,Adelman ZN

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Genes of the antioxidant system of the honey bee: annotation and phylogeny.

    abstract::Antioxidant enzymes perform a variety of vital functions including the reduction of life-shortening oxidative damage. We used the honey bee genome sequence to identify the major components of the honey bee antioxidant system. A comparative analysis of honey bee with Drosophila melanogaster and Anopheles gambiae shows ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Corona M,Robinson GE

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Wolbachia-mediated protection against viruses in the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii.

    abstract::The maternally inherited bacterium Wolbachia is well known for spreading in natural populations by manipulating the reproduction of its arthropod hosts, but can also have mutualist effects that increase host fitness. In mosquitoes and Drosophila some Wolbachia strains can lead to an increase in survival of virus-infec...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cattel J,Martinez J,Jiggins F,Mouton L,Gibert P

    更新日期:2016-10-01 00:00:00

  • Two fatty acid synthase genes from the integument contribute to cuticular hydrocarbon biosynthesis and cuticle permeability in Locusta migratoria.

    abstract::Lipids of the insect cuticle have important roles in resistance against the arid environment and invasion of foreign substances. Fatty acid synthase (FAS) is an important enzyme of the insect lipid synthesis pathway. In the present study, we identified three FAS genes from transcriptome data of the migratory locust, L...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yang Y,Zhao X,Niu N,Zhao Y,Liu W,Moussian B,Zhang J

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Fall armyworm FR sequences map to sex chromosomes and their distribution in the wild indicate limitations in interstrain mating.

    abstract::The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, consists of two host strains (rice and corn) that differ in developmental, physiological and behavioural characteristics. However, because the strains are morphologically indistinguishable the investigation of strain-specific behaviour, particularly in the wild, is very diffic...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nagoshi RN,Meagher R

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Cyclorraphan yolk proteins and lepidopteran minor yolk proteins originate from two unrelated lipase families.

    abstract::Vitellogenins, cyclorraphan yolk proteins and lepidopteran minor yolk proteins are three classes of female-specific proteins that serve as an embryonic nutritional store. Similarity to vertebrate lipid-binding proteins was established for vitellogenins and yolk proteins, vitellogenins being related to apolipoprotein B...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hens K,Lemey P,Macours N,Francis C,Huybrechts R

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular analysis of a mutant Anticarsia gemmatalis multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV) shows an interruption of an inhibitor of apoptosis gene (iap-3) by a new class-II piggyBac-related insect transposon.

    abstract::A new piggyBac-related transposable element (TE) was found in the genome of a mutant Anticarsia gemmatalis multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus interrupting an inhibitor of apoptosis gene. This mutant virus induces apoptosis upon infection of an Anticarsia gemmatalis cell line, but not in a Trichoplusia ni cell line. The seq...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carpes MP,Nunes JF,Sampaio TL,Castro ME,Zanotto PM,Ribeiro BM

    更新日期:2009-11-01 00:00:00

  • Precise excision and transposition of piggyBac in pink bollworm embryos.

    abstract::Transposable elements such as P, hobo, Hermes, mariner and Minos have been successfully harnessed as gene vectors to achieve the transformation of several dipteran species including Drosophila melanogaster, Ceratitis capitata and Aedes aegypti. Plasmid-based excision and transposition assays have been useful indicator...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thibault ST,Luu HT,Vann N,Miller TA

    更新日期:1999-02-01 00:00:00

  • Identification and functional analysis of a Masculinizer orthologue in Trilocha varians (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae).

    abstract::We recently showed that the Masculinizer gene (Masc) plays a primary role in sex determination in the lepidopteran model insect Bombyx mori. However, it remains unknown whether this Masc protein-dependent sex determination system is conserved amongst lepidopteran insects or within the family Bombycidae. Here we cloned...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee J,Kiuchi T,Kawamoto M,Shimada T,Katsuma S

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00