Insect Molecular Biology

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Edited By: Paul Eggleston and David A. O'Brochta

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 9/92 (Entomology); 153/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2583

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

Virtual Issue - Insect Hormones - December 2010

Virtual Issue

Insect Hormones

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.

The impacts of classical insect hormones on the expression profiles of a new digestive trypsin-like protease (TLP) from the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera.
Y-P. Sui, J-X. Wang, X-F. Zhao

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

Developmental regulation of the pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide-receptor (PBAN-R): re-evaluating the role of juvenile hormone.
R. Bober, A. Azrielli, A. Rafaeli

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

Diuretic hormone 44 receptor in Malpighian tubules of the mosquito Aedes aegypti: evidence for transcriptional regulation paralleling urination.
C. L. Jagge, P. V. Pietrantonio