Insect Molecular Biology
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Edited By: Paul Eggleston and David A. O'Brochta
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Online ISSN: 1365-2583
Virtual Issue - Insect Hormones - December 2010
The growing availability of genomic data is enabling the synthesis, release and detection of, as well as responses to hormones during all life stages of insects to be studied in great detail. Unique opportunities are emerging for understanding the function of insect hormones using gene expression profiling methods, allowing the study of insect endocrinology using integrated approaches that have not previously been possible. Transgenic technologies combined with gene-silencing techniques are expected to provide new opportunities for understanding the function of insect hormones, particularly neuropeptides. Insect Molecular Biology is committed to serving as a node of research-reporting in this significant field of insect biology. In the last 4 years Insect Molecular Biology has published over 20 manuscripts in the field of insect endocrinology and this virtual issue contains a representative sample.
Cloning and expression of the ecdysteroid receptor during ecdysis and reproduction in females of the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata (Acari : Argasidae).
M. Horigane, K. Ogihara, Y. Nakajima, T. Shinoda, D. Taylor
Molecular characterization of a gene encoding juvenile hormone esterase in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum.
T. Tsubota, C. Minakuchi, T. Nakakura, T. Shinoda, T. Shiotsuki
Halloween genes and nuclear receptors in ecdysteroid biosynthesis and signaling in the pea aphid.
O. Christiaens, M. Iga, R. A. Velarde, P. Rougé, G. Smagghe
Neuropeptide and neurohormone precursors in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum.
J. Huybrechts, J. Bonhomme, S. Minoli, N. Prunier-Leterme, A. Dombrovsky, M. Abdel-Latief, A. Robichon, J. A. Veenstra, D. Tagu
Identification of a new member of the PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta.
M.-Y. Choi, R. K. Vander Meer
Identification of an E-box DNA binding protein, activated protein 4, and its function in regulating the expression of the gene encoding diapause hormone and pheromone biosynthesis-activating neuropeptide in Helicoverpa armigera.
C-H. Hu, B. Hong, W-H. Xu
Gqα-linked phospholipase Cβ1 and phospholipase Cγ are essential components of the pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) signal transduction cascade.
J. J. Hull, J. M. Lee, S. Matsumoto
Cloning of an octopamine/tyramine receptor and plasticity of its expression as a function of adult sexual maturation in the male moth Agrotis ipsilon.
L. Duportets, R. B. Barrozo, F. Bozzolan, C. Gaertner, S. Anton, C. Gadenne, S. Debernard