Neuropeptide Y-like signalling and nutritionally mediated gene expression and behaviour in the honey bee.


:Previous research has led to the idea that derived traits can arise through the evolution of novel roles for conserved genes. We explored whether neuropeptide Y (NPY)-like signalling, a conserved pathway that regulates food-related behaviour, is involved in a derived, nutritionally-related trait, the division of labour in worker honey bees. Transcripts encoding two NPY-like peptides were expressed in separate populations of brain neurosecretory cells, consistent with endocrine functions. NPY-related genes were upregulated in the brains of older foragers compared with younger bees performing brood care ('nurses'). A subset of these changes can be attributed to nutrition, but neuropeptide F peptide treatments did not influence sugar intake. These results contrast with recent reports of more robust associations between division of labour and the related insulin-signalling pathway and suggest that some elements of molecular pathways associated with feeding behaviour may be more evolutionarily labile than others.


Insect Mol Biol


Insect molecular biology


Ament SA,Velarde RA,Kolodkin MH,Moyse D,Robinson GE




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  • Roles of the Laodelphax striatellus Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule in Rice stripe virus infection of its insect vector.

    abstract::The arthropod Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (Dscam) mediates pathogen-specific recognition via an extensive protein isoform repertoire produced by alternative splicing. To date, most studies have focused on the subsequent pathogen-specific immune response, and few have investigated the entry into cells of virus...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang F,Li Q,Chen X,Huo Y,Guo H,Song Z,Cui F,Zhang L,Fang R

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular analysis of ribosomal DNA from the aphid Amphorophora idaei and an associated fungal organism.

    abstract::The ribosomal DNA cistron from the large raspberry aphid, Amphorophora idaei (Hemiptera: Aphididae), has been mapped by restriction analysis. The results showed that the map of A. idaei was similar to those of the previously characterized aphids Schizaphis graminum and Acyrthosiphon pisum. An extra Bgl II site was fou...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fenton B,Birch AN,Malloch G,Woodford JA,Gonzalez C

    更新日期:1994-08-01 00:00:00

  • A Drosophila melanogaster hobo-white(+) vector mediates low frequency gene transfer in D. virilis with full interspecific white(+) complementation.

    abstract::Transformation of a Drosophila virilis white mutant host strain was attempted using a hobo vector containing the D. melanogaster mini-white(+) cassette (H[w(+), hawN]) and an unmodified or heat shock regulated hobo transposase helper. Two transformant lines were recovered with the unmodified helper (HFL1), one contain...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gomez SP,Handler AM

    更新日期:1997-05-01 00:00:00

  • Insect transformation with piggyBac: getting the number of injections just right.

    abstract::The insertion of exogenous genetic cargo into insects using transposable elements is a powerful research tool with potential applications in meeting food security and public health challenges facing humanity. piggyBac is the transposable element most commonly utilized for insect germline transformation. The described ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gregory M,Alphey L,Morrison NI,Shimeld SM

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular characterization of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor from Bemisia tabaci.

    abstract::The N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic ligand gated channels that are highly permeable to calcium ions. In insects, NMDARs are associated with glutamatergic neurotransmission governing diverse physiological and biological processes like vitellogenesis and ovarian development. Therefore, NMDAR may a...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dixit S,Thakur N,Shukla A,Upadhyay SK,C Verma P

    更新日期:2020-12-27 00:00:00

  • An easter-like serine protease from Anopheles gambiae exhibits changes in transcript abundance following immune challenge.

    abstract::The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence of a serine protease (AgSp14D1) from the human malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, is presented. The gene product is a 360 amino acid protein that contains two domains and has the highest sequence similarity to the Drosophila melanogaster serine protease easter and to prop...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Paskewitz SM,Reese-Stardy S,Gorman MJ

    更新日期:1999-08-01 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

  • 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

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

    abstract::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. festinatu...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Martínez T,Burmester T,Veenstra JA,Wheeler D

    更新日期:2000-08-01 00:00:00

  • Downregulation of dystrophin expression in pupae of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci inhibits the emergence of adults.

    abstract::The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is a major pest to agriculture. Adults are able to fly for long distances and to colonize staple crops, herbs and ornamentals, and to vector viruses belonging to several important taxonomic groups. During their early development, whiteflies mature from eggs through several nymphal stages (i...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bar L,Czosnek H,Sobol I,Ghanim M,Hariton Shalev A

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation of cDNAs encoding 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase from the mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata: correlating genetic and physical maps of chromosome 5.

    abstract::We have isolated and determined the nucleotide sequences for cDNA clones encoding glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD) from the medfly Ceratitis capitata. The derived amino acid sequences for G6PD and 6PGD are presented and compared with G6PDs and 6PGDs from other specie...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Scott MJ,Kriticou D,Robinson AS

    更新日期:1993-01-01 00:00:00

  • Narrow tuning of an odorant receptor to plant volatiles in Spodoptera exigua (Hübner).

    abstract::Olfaction plays an important role in insects in recognizing volatile compounds, which are used to find food and mates, as well as avoid danger, predators and pathogens. The key players in the detection of volatile compounds are olfactory receptor (OR) proteins, which are located within the dendritic membrane of sensor...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu C,Liu Y,Guo M,Cao D,Dong S,Wang G

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

  • Induction of the white egg 3 mutant phenotype by injection of the double-stranded RNA of the silkworm white gene.

    abstract::Injection of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) corresponding to the silkworm white gene (Bmwh3) into preblastoderm eggs of the wild-type silkworm induced phenotypes similar to those observed with mutants of the white egg 3 locus (10-19.6). The induced phenotypes were characterized by the presence of white eggs and transluce...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Quan GX,Kanda T,Tamura T

    更新日期:2002-06-01 00:00:00

  • Identification of two sterol carrier protein-2 like genes in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

    abstract::Two genes encoding sterol carrier protein-2 like proteins are identified from fourth instar cDNAs of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The predicted AeSCP-2like1 (AeSCP-2L1) and AeSCP-2like2 (AeSCP-2L2) proteins are small, acidic and lacking the peroxisomal targeting sequence at the C-termini. Purified recombi...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vyazunova I,Wessley V,Kim M,Lan Q

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

  • Division of labour in honey bees: age- and task-related changes in the expression of octopamine receptor genes.

    abstract::The honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) has developed into an important ethological model organism for social behaviour and behavioural plasticity. Bees perform a complex age-dependent division of labour with the most pronounced behavioural differences occurring between in-hive bees and foragers. Whereas nurse bees, for exa...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reim T,Scheiner R

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • N- and C-terminal degradation of ecdysteroid receptor isoforms, when transiently expressed in mammalian CHO cells, is regulated by the proteasome and cysteine and threonine proteases.

    abstract::Transcriptional activity of nuclear receptors is the result of transactivation capability and the concentration of the receptor protein. The concentration of ecdysteroid receptor (EcR) isoforms, constitutively expressed in mammalian CHO cells, is dependent on a number of factors. As shown previously, ligand binding st...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schauer S,Burster T,Spindler-Barth M

    更新日期:2012-06-01 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

  • The scarlet eye colour gene of the tephritid fruit fly: Bactrocera tryoni and the nature of two eye colour mutations.

    abstract::A homologue of the Drosophila melanogaster eye-colour gene, scarlet (st), has been isolated from the genome of the tephritid fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni. The comparison of the B. tryoni and D. melanogaster scarlet gene shows 71.2% and 79.3% sequence identity at the DNA and the derived amino acid level, respectively. ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhao JT,Bennett CL,Stewart GJ,Frommer M,Raphael KA

    更新日期:2003-06-01 00:00:00

  • Pantropic retroviral vectors mediate somatic cell transformation and expression of foreign genes in dipteran insects.

    abstract::The control of insects that transmit disease and damage crops has become increasingly difficult. The ability to genetically engineer insects would facilitate strategies to protect crops and block arthropod vector-borne disease transmission. Transformation vectors based on insect transposable elements have been develop...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jordan TV,Shike H,Boulo V,Cedeno V,Fang Q,Davis BS,Jacobs-Lorena M,Higgs S,Fryxell KJ,Burns JC

    更新日期:1998-08-01 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

  • Bacterial community structure and diversity in the gut of the muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), from India.

    abstract::The muga silkworm, Antheraea assamensis, is exclusively present in the northeastern regions of India and rearing of this silkworm is a vocation unique to this region in the world. Through culture-dependent techniques, generic identification using 16S ribosomal RNA probes, diversity analysis and qualitative screening f...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gandotra S,Kumar A,Naga K,Bhuyan PM,Gogoi DK,Sharma K,Subramanian S

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Bombyx mori E26 transformation-specific 2 (BmEts2), an Ets family protein, represses Bombyx mori Rels (BmRels)-mediated promoter activation of antimicrobial peptide genes in the silkworm Bombyx mori.

    abstract::E26 transformation-specific (Ets) family transcription factors are known to play roles in various biological phenomena, including immunity, in vertebrates. However, the mechanisms by which Ets proteins contribute to immunity in invertebrates remain poorly understood. In this study, we identified a cDNA encoding BmEts2...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tanaka H,Sagisaka A,Suzuki N,Yamakawa M

    更新日期:2016-10-01 00:00:00

  • Subset partitioning of the ribosomal DNA small subunit and its effects on the phylogeny of the Anopheles punctulatus group.

    abstract::A phylogenetic study, based on maximum parsimony, of ten species in the Anopheles punctulatus group of malaria vectors from the south-west Pacific was performed using structural and similarity-based DNA sequence alignments of the nuclear small ribosomal subunit (SSU = 18S). The structural alignment proved to be more i...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beebe NW,Cooper RD,Morrison DA,Ellis JT

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • The cis-regulatory sequences required for expression of the Drosophila melanogaster adult cuticle gene ACP65A.

    abstract::Post-embryonic development in insects requires successive molts. Molts are triggered by ecdysteroids, and the nature of the molt (larval, pupal or adult) is determined by juvenile hormones. The genes encoding cuticle proteins are targets of both classes of hormones, and therefore are interesting models to study hormon...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lestradet M,Gervasio E,Fraichard S,Dupas S,Alabouvette J,Lemoine A,Charles JP

    更新日期:2009-08-01 00:00:00

  • A viral histone H4 suppresses expression of a transferrin that plays a role in the immune response of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella.

    abstract::A transferrin (Tf) gene has been predicted from an expressed sequence tag of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. It encodes 681 amino acid residues that share 80-90% sequence homologies with other lepidopteran Tfs. The gene was constitutively expressed in all developmental stages of P. xylostella. Double-strand...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim J,Kim Y

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Methods for the generation of heritable germline mutations in the disease vector Culex quinquefasciatus using clustered regularly interspaced short palindrome repeats-associated protein 9.

    abstract::Culex quinquefasciatus is a vector of many diseases that adversely impact human and animal health; however, compared to other mosquito vectors limited genome engineering technologies have been characterized for this vector. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindrome repeats-associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9) bas...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li M,Li T,Liu N,Raban RR,Wang X,Akbari OS

    更新日期:2020-04-01 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

  • Analysis of intraspecies polymorphism in the ribosomal DNA cluster of the cockroach Blattella germanica.

    abstract::HindIII restriction digests of the rDNA repeat unit of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, reveal significant intraspecies sequence polymorphism. This variability is probably caused by structural differences within the nontranscribed spacer regions (NTS) of the ribosomal repeat unit. HindIII rDNA fragment polym...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mukha DV,Sidorenko AP,Lazebnaya IV,Wiegmann BM,Schal C

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Pyrosequencing the Manduca sexta larval midgut transcriptome: messages for digestion, detoxification and defence.

    abstract::The tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta is an important model for insect physiology but genomic and transcriptomic data are currently lacking. Following a recent pyrosequencing study generating immune related expressed sequence tags (ESTs), here we use this new technology to define the M. sexta larval midgut transcriptome....

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pauchet Y,Wilkinson P,Vogel H,Nelson DR,Reynolds SE,Heckel DG,ffrench-Constant RH

    更新日期:2010-02-01 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