Insect Molecular Biology
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Virtual Issue - Insect Immunity - December 2010
How insects interact and respond to their constant encounters with microbes remains an area of insect science that is actively under investigation. In the last 4 years Insect Molecular Biology has published almost 100 manuscripts where this has been a major theme and samples are included in this virtual issue. While many of these manuscripts focused on insect vectors of human pathogens there were also a large number of non-vector insect species whose immune systems were investigated. Technologies for gene expression profiling played a central role in many of these studies and this is likely to continue in the future. Under-represented were studies focusing on insect vectors of plant pathogens despite their enormous importance to agriculture. There is a growing community of insect scientists investigating the immune systems of these important agriculturally relevant insects and with the development of ever more effective ways to probe the molecular biology of non-model insects this trend is likely to continue. Insect Molecular Biology remains committed to serving the broad community of scientists investigating the molecular biology of insects.
Wounding-mediated gene expression and accelerated viviparous reproduction of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum.
Altincicek, B., J. Gross and A. Vilcinskas
Analysis of Rickettsia typhi-infected and uninfected cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) midgut cDNA libraries: deciphering molecular pathways involved in host response to R-typhi infection.
Dreher-Lesnick, S. M., S. M. Ceraul, S. C. Lesnick, J. J. Gillespie, J. M. Anderson et al.
Induced nitric oxide synthesis in the gut of Manduca sexta protects against oral infection by the bacterial pathogen Photorhabdus luminescens
Eleftherianos, I., G. Felfoldi, R. H. Ffrench-Constant and S. E. Reynolds
Relish regulates expression of antimicrobial peptide genes in the honeybee, Apis mellifera, shown by RNA interference.
Schluns, H., and R. H. Crozier
Septic injury-inducible genes in medicinal maggots of the green blow fly Lucilia sericata.
Altincicek, B., and A. Vilcinskas
The Gram-Negative Bacteria-Binding Protein gene family: Its role in the innate immune system of Anopheles gambiae and in anti-Plasmodium defence.
Warr, E., S. Das, Y. Dong and G. Dimopoulos
The malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae expresses a suite of larval-specific defensin genes.
Meredith, J. M., H. Hurd, M. J. Lehane and P. Eggleston
A p38 MAP kinase regulates the expression of the Aedes aegypti defensin gene in mosquito cells.
Wu, R. C. C., M. F. Shaio and W. L. Cho
Semliki Forest virus strongly reduces mosquito host defence signaling.
Fragkoudis, R., Y. Chi, R. W. C. Siu, G. Barry, G. Attarzadeh-Yazdi et al.
Profiling infection responses in the haemocytes of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.
Bartholomay, L. C., G. F. Mayhew, J. F. Fuchs, T. A. Rocheleau, S. M. Erickson et al.
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