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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  • Regulation of the ecdysone receptor, USP, E75 and MHR3 mRNAs by 20-hydroxyecdysone in the GV1 cell line of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta.

    abstract::The responsiveness of several nuclear transcription factor genes to 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) was characterized in an embryonic cell line, GV1, from Manduca sexta. The mRNA for the Manduca ecdysone receptor (MsEcR) was present in the GV1 cells and transiently increased 2.3-fold by 5 h after the addition of 2 micrograms...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lan Q,Wu Z,Riddiford LM

    更新日期:1997-02-01 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

  • Differential regulation of ribosomal protein gene expression in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes before and after the blood meal.

    abstract::In fat body of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, a cycle of ribosome accumulation and degradation accompanies synthesis of the yolk protein precursor, vitellogenin. Here we compare the transcription and translation of ribosomal proteins rpS6, rpL8 and rpL34, relative to rRNA and vitellogenin genes in Aedes aegypti fat body...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Niu LL,Fallon AM

    更新日期:2000-12-01 00:00:00

  • Evidence for two juvenile hormone esterase-related genes in the Colorado potato beetle.

    abstract::Juvenile hormone esterase (JHE) activity in the haemolymph of the Colorado potato beetle is necessary to initiate pupation in larvae as well as diapause in adults. The enzyme appears in the haemolymph as a dimer consisting of two 57 kDa subunits. The sequence of an encoding cDNA, JHE.A, is distinct from lepidopteran J...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vermunt AM,Koopmanschap AB,Vlak JM,de Kort CA

    更新日期:1998-11-01 00:00:00

  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knockout of the eye pigmentation gene white leads to alterations in colour of head spots in the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis.

    abstract::The intensely studied white gene is widely used as a genetic marker in Drosophila melanogaster. Here, we cloned and characterized the white gene in an important pest of the fruit industry, Bactrocera dorsalis, to understand its functional role in pigmentation. We obtained BdWhite knockout strains, based on the wild-ty...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bai X,Zeng T,Ni XY,Su HA,Huang J,Ye GY,Lu YY,Qi YX

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Halloween genes and nuclear receptors in ecdysteroid biosynthesis and signalling in the pea aphid.

    abstract::The pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum) is the first whole genome sequenced insect with a hemimetabolic development and an emerging model organism for studies in ecology, evolution and development. The insect steroid moulting hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) controls and coordinates development in insects, especially the ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Christiaens O,Iga M,Velarde RA,Rougé P,Smagghe G

    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

  • Cloning and characterization of a putative inhibitor of melanization from Anopheles gambiae.

    abstract::Phenoloxidases, including tyrosinases and laccases, are enzymes involved in the synthesis of melanin, a process that can be elicited during insect immune responses, cuticle maturation, wound healing and egg chorion development. We cloned a putative inhibitor of melanization (POI) from Anopheles gambiae on the basis of...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shi L,Li B,Paskewitz SM

    更新日期:2006-06-01 00:00:00

  • Functional characterization of Musca glutamate- and GABA-gated chloride channels expressed independently and coexpressed in Xenopus oocytes.

    abstract::Ligand-gated chloride channels (LGICs) are important targets for insecticides and parasiticides. Genes encoding subunits of two LGICs, a glutamate-gated chloride channel (MdGluCl-alpha) and a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channel (MdRdl), were cloned from house-flies (Musca domestica L.). These genes w...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Eguchi Y,Ihara M,Ochi E,Shibata Y,Matsuda K,Fushiki S,Sugama H,Hamasaki Y,Niwa H,Wada M,Ozoe F,Ozoe Y

    更新日期:2006-12-01 00:00:00

  • The evolution of immune-related genes from disease carrying mosquitoes: diversity in a peptidoglycan- and a thioester-recognizing protein.

    abstract::Adaptive polymorphism may be common in immune system genes as co-evolutionary interactions foster diversity; either through ongoing positive selection (arms races), or balancing selection. DNA sequence diversity in two putative immune system genes was examined in species of the genus Anopheles and from Aedes aegypti. ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Little TJ,Cobbe N

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

  • Identification of Y-chromosome scaffolds of the Queensland fruit fly reveals a duplicated gyf gene paralogue common to many Bactrocera pest species.

    abstract::Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly) are polyphagous horticultural pests of eastern Australia. Heterogametic males contain a sex-determining Y-chromosome thought to be gene poor and repetitive. Here, we report 39 Y-chromosome scaffolds (~700 kb) from B. tryoni identified using genotype-by-sequencing data and whole...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Choo A,Nguyen TNM,Ward CM,Chen IY,Sved J,Shearman D,Gilchrist AS,Crisp P,Baxter SW

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Sindbis virus induces the production of a novel class of endogenous siRNAs in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

    abstract::Small RNA regulatory pathways are used to control the activity of transposons, regulate gene expression and resist infecting viruses. We examined the biogenesis of mRNA-derived endogenous short-interfering RNAs (endo-siRNAs) in the disease vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. Under standard conditions, mRNA-derived endo-siR...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Adelman ZN,Anderson MA,Liu M,Zhang L,Myles KM

    更新日期:2012-06-01 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

  • Characterization of ecdysteroid biosynthesis in the pond wolf spider, Pardosa pseudoannulata.

    abstract::Ecdysteroids, as the key growth hormones, regulate moulting, metamorphosis and reproduction in arthropods. Ecdysteroid biosynthesis is catalysed by a series of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYP450s) encoded by Halloween genes, including spook (spo), phantom (phm), disembodied (dib), shadow (sad) and shade (shd). The...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yang ZM,Yu N,Wang SJ,Korai SK,Liu ZW

    更新日期:2021-02-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular characterization of the Anopheles gambiae 2L telomeric region via an integrated transgene.

    abstract::A Drosophila P-element derivative (pUChsneo) integrated into the telomeric region of the left arm of the second chromosome of Anopheles gambiae was used to clone the proximally flanking An. gambiae sequences. Molecular analyses revealed that the pUChsneo construct was partially duplicated and had integrated into a sub...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Biessmann H,Donath J,Walter MF

    更新日期:1996-02-01 00:00:00

  • Preferential codon usage and two types of repetitive motifs in the fibroin gene of the Chinese oak silkworm, Antheraea pernyi.

    abstract::In this paper we describe the peculiar structures and preferential codon usage found in wild silkworm fibroin genes. We determined a 1350 bp nucleotide sequence from the Chinese oak silkworm, Antheraea pernyi. The deduced amino acid sequence was partitioned into thirteen polyalanine-containing repetitive motifs, which...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yukuhiro K,Kanda T,Tamura T

    更新日期:1997-02-01 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

  • piggyBac-like elements in cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner).

    abstract::Two piggyBac-like elements (PLEs) were identified in the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, and were designated as HaPLE1 and HaPLE2. HaPLE1 is flanked by 16 bp inverted terminal repeats (ITRs) and the duplicated TTAA tetranucleotide, and contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 1794 bp with the presumed DDD domain...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sun ZC,Wu M,Miller TA,Han ZJ

    更新日期:2008-02-01 00:00:00

  • Genetic structuring of boll weevil populations in the US based on RAPD markers.

    abstract::Abstract Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis was performed to infer the magnitude and pattern of genetic differentiation among boll weevil populations from eighteen locations across eight US states and north-east Mexico. Sixty-seven reproducible bands from six random primers were analysed for genetic va...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim KS,Sappington TW

    更新日期:2004-06-01 00:00:00

  • Phylogeny of the Nasonia species complex (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) inferred from an internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) and 28S rDNA sequences.

    abstract::The phylogeny of the cryptic species complex of wasps in the genus Nasonia was inferred by analysis of nucleotide sequences of an rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) and the D2 region of 28S rDNA. Phylogenetic analysis showed that N. vitripennis descended from a theoretical common ancestor with that of a lineage t...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Campbell BC,Steffen-Campbell JD,Werren JH

    更新日期:1993-01-01 00:00:00

  • Natural history and intragenomic dynamics of the Transib transposon Hztransib in the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa zea.

    abstract::Hztransib, recently identified from Helicoverpa zea, represents the first intact and transcriptionally active Transib element. Its open reading frame was detected in Helicoverpa armigera, from which H. zea evolved, and in Helicoverpa assulta, the common ancestor of H. zea and H. armigera, but its remaining parts were ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Du E,Ni X,Zhao H,Li X

    更新日期:2011-06-01 00:00:00

  • Multifunctional cellulase enzymes are ancestral in Polyneoptera.

    abstract::Many hemimetabolous insects produce their own cellulase enzymes from the glycoside hydrolase family 9, first observed in termites and cockroaches. Phasmatodea have multiple cellulases, some of which are multifunctional and can degrade xylan or xyloglucan. To discover when these abilities evolved, we identified cellula...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shelomi M,Wipfler B,Zhou X,Pauchet Y

    更新日期:2020-02-01 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

  • RNA interference in mosquito: understanding immune responses, double-stranded RNA delivery systems and potential applications in vector control.

    abstract::RNA interference (RNAi) refers to the process of post-transcriptional silencing of cellular mRNA by the application of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). RNAi strategies have been widely employed to regulate gene expression in plants and animals including insects. With the availability of the full genome sequences of major ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Balakrishna Pillai A,Nagarajan U,Mitra A,Krishnan U,Rajendran S,Hoti SL,Mishra RK

    更新日期:2017-04-01 00:00:00

  • The function of spineless in antenna and wing development of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens.

    abstract::A wide array of sensilla are distributed on insect antennae, and they play a variety of important roles. Rice planthoppers, destructive pests on rice, have a unique antenna sensilla structure called the 'sensory plaque organ'. The spineless (ss) gene encodes a bHLH-PAS transcription factor and plays a key role in ante...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li X,Liu FZ,Cai WL,Zhao J,Hua HX,Zou YL

    更新日期:2019-04-01 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

  • Bombyx mori epidermal growth factor receptor is required for nucleopolyhedrovirus replication.

    abstract::Baculovirus-host interactions are important models for studying the biological control of lepidopteran pests. Research on baculovirus-host interactions has focussed on baculovirus manipulation of cellular signalling pathways, including the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases/...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jin S,Cheng T,Guo Y,Lin P,Zhao P,Liu C,Kusakabe T,Xia Q

    更新日期:2018-08-01 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

  • 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

  • The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex: Tettigoniidae: Orthoptera) and an analysis of control region variability.

    abstract::The Anabrus simplex is a swarming plague orthopteran found in western North America. The genome is 15 766 bp in length and genome organization follows the ancestral insect gene arrangement. atp6 lacked any readily identifiable stop codon. Examination of mRNA secondary structure for this gene suggested a stem/loop-medi...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fenn JD,Cameron SL,Whiting MF

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Vitellogenin gene expression in autogenous Culex tarsalis.

    abstract::Autogeny, the ability of a mosquito to mature an initial batch of eggs without blood feeding, is an alternative reproductive strategy with important implications for vector-borne disease transmission. Regulation of the major yolk protein (vitellogenin; Vg) genes during bloodmeal-induced oogenesis is well studied, but ...

    journal_title:Insect molecular biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Provost-Javier KN,Chen S,Rasgon JL

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00