Proteins found in any species of insect.
The class Insecta, in the phylum ARTHROPODA, whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth; several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Viruses infecting insects, the largest family being BACULOVIRIDAE.
The functional hereditary units of INSECTS.
Insects of the suborder Heterocera of the order LEPIDOPTERA.
The reduction or regulation of the population of noxious, destructive, or dangerous insects through chemical, biological, or other means.
Hormones secreted by insects. They influence their growth and development. Also synthetic substances that act like insect hormones.
A genus of owlet moths of the family Noctuidae. These insects are used in molecular biology studies during all stages of their life cycle.
A large order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths.
The genetic complement of an insect (INSECTS) as represented in its DNA.
Substances causing insects to turn away from them or reject them as food.
A large order of insects characterized by having the mouth parts adapted to piercing or sucking. It is comprised of four suborders: HETEROPTERA, Auchenorrhyncha, Sternorrhyncha, and Coleorrhyncha.
Family of INSECT VIRUSES containing two subfamilies: Eubaculovirinae (occluded baculoviruses) and Nudibaculovirinae (nonoccluded baculoviruses). The Eubaculovirinae, which contain polyhedron-shaped inclusion bodies, have two genera: NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS and GRANULOVIRUS. Baculovirus vectors are used for expression of foreign genes in insects.
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Bites and stings inflicted by insects.
INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.
An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, SARCOPHAGIDAE, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
The blood/lymphlike nutrient fluid of some invertebrates.
Insects of the order Dictyoptera comprising several families including Blaberidae, BLATTELLIDAE, Blattidae (containing the American cockroach PERIPLANETA americana), Cryptocercidae, and Polyphagidae.
Plant-eating orthopterans having hindlegs adapted for jumping. There are two main families: Acrididae and Romaleidae. Some of the more common genera are: Melanoplus, the most common grasshopper; Conocephalus, the eastern meadow grasshopper; and Pterophylla, the true katydid.
A suborder of HEMIPTERA, called true bugs, characterized by the possession of two pairs of wings. It includes the medically important families CIMICIDAE and REDUVIIDAE. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A genus of beetles which infests grain products. Its larva is called mealworm.

Novel regulation of the homeotic gene Scr associated with a crustacean leg-to-maxilliped appendage transformation. (1/4872)

Homeotic genes are known to be involved in patterning morphological structures along the antero-posterior axis of insects and vertebrates. Because of their important roles in development, changes in the function and expression patterns of homeotic genes may have played a major role in the evolution of different body plans. For example, it has been proposed that during the evolution of several crustacean lineages, changes in the expression patterns of the homeotic genes Ultrabithorax and abdominal-A have played a role in transformation of the anterior thoracic appendages into mouthparts termed maxillipeds. This homeotic-like transformation is recapitulated at the late stages of the direct embryonic development of the crustacean Porcellio scaber (Oniscidea, Isopoda). Interestingly, this morphological change is associated with apparent novelties both in the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the Porcellio scaber ortholog of the Drosophila homeotic gene, Sex combs reduced (Scr). Specifically, we find that Scr mRNA is present in the second maxillary segment and the first pair of thoracic legs (T1) in early embryos, whereas protein accumulates only in the second maxillae. In later stages, however, high levels of SCR appear in the T1 legs, which correlates temporally with the transformation of these appendages into maxillipeds. Our observations provide further insight into the process of the homeotic leg-to-maxilliped transformation in the evolution of crustaceans and suggest a novel regulatory mechanism for this process in this group of arthropods.  (+info)

Apontic binds the translational repressor Bruno and is implicated in regulation of oskar mRNA translation. (2/4872)

The product of the oskar gene directs posterior patterning in the Drosophila oocyte, where it must be deployed specifically at the posterior pole. Proper expression relies on the coordinated localization and translational control of the oskar mRNA. Translational repression prior to localization of the transcript is mediated, in part, by the Bruno protein, which binds to discrete sites in the 3' untranslated region of the oskar mRNA. To begin to understand how Bruno acts in translational repression, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen to identify Bruno-interacting proteins. One interactor, described here, is the product of the apontic gene. Coimmunoprecipitation experiments lend biochemical support to the idea that Bruno and Apontic proteins physically interact in Drosophila. Genetic experiments using mutants defective in apontic and bruno reveal a functional interaction between these genes. Given this interaction, Apontic is likely to act together with Bruno in translational repression of oskar mRNA. Interestingly, Apontic, like Bruno, is an RNA-binding protein and specifically binds certain regions of the oskar mRNA 3' untranslated region.  (+info)

The Drosophila kismet gene is related to chromatin-remodeling factors and is required for both segmentation and segment identity. (3/4872)

The Drosophila kismet gene was identified in a screen for dominant suppressors of Polycomb, a repressor of homeotic genes. Here we show that kismet mutations suppress the Polycomb mutant phenotype by blocking the ectopic transcription of homeotic genes. Loss of zygotic kismet function causes homeotic transformations similar to those associated with loss-of-function mutations in the homeotic genes Sex combs reduced and Abdominal-B. kismet is also required for proper larval body segmentation. Loss of maternal kismet function causes segmentation defects similar to those caused by mutations in the pair-rule gene even-skipped. The kismet gene encodes several large nuclear proteins that are ubiquitously expressed along the anterior-posterior axis. The Kismet proteins contain a domain conserved in the trithorax group protein Brahma and related chromatin-remodeling factors, providing further evidence that alterations in chromatin structure are required to maintain the spatially restricted patterns of homeotic gene transcription.  (+info)

Transcriptional repression by the Drosophila giant protein: cis element positioning provides an alternative means of interpreting an effector gradient. (4/4872)

Early developmental patterning of the Drosophila embryo is driven by the activities of a diverse set of maternally and zygotically derived transcription factors, including repressors encoded by gap genes such as Kruppel, knirps, giant and the mesoderm-specific snail. The mechanism of repression by gap transcription factors is not well understood at a molecular level. Initial characterization of these transcription factors suggests that they act as short-range repressors, interfering with the activity of enhancer or promoter elements 50 to 100 bp away. To better understand the molecular mechanism of short-range repression, we have investigated the properties of the Giant gap protein. We tested the ability of endogenous Giant to repress when bound close to the transcriptional initiation site and found that Giant effectively represses a heterologous promoter when binding sites are located at -55 bp with respect to the start of transcription. Consistent with its role as a short-range repressor, as the binding sites are moved to more distal locations, repression is diminished. Rather than exhibiting a sharp 'step-function' drop-off in activity, however, repression is progressively restricted to areas of highest Giant concentration. Less than a two-fold difference in Giant protein concentration is sufficient to determine a change in transcriptional status of a target gene. This effect demonstrates that Giant protein gradients can be differentially interpreted by target promoters, depending on the exact location of the Giant binding sites within the gene. Thus, in addition to binding site affinity and number, cis element positioning within a promoter can affect the response of a gene to a repressor gradient. We also demonstrate that a chimeric Gal4-Giant protein lacking the basic/zipper domain can specifically repress reporter genes, suggesting that the Giant effector domain is an autonomous repression domain.  (+info)

A Drosophila doublesex-related gene, terra, is involved in somitogenesis in vertebrates. (5/4872)

The Drosophila doublesex (dsx) gene encodes a transcription factor that mediates sex determination. We describe the characterization of a novel zebrafish zinc-finger gene, terra, which contains a DNA binding domain similar to that of the Drosophila dsx gene. However, unlike dsx, terra is transiently expressed in the presomitic mesoderm and newly formed somites. Expression of terra in presomitic mesoderm is restricted to cells that lack expression of MyoD. In vivo, terra expression is reduced by hedgehog but enhanced by BMP signals. Overexpression of terra induces rapid apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that a tight regulation of terra expression is required during embryogenesis. Terra has both human and mouse homologs and is specifically expressed in mouse somites. Taken together, our findings suggest that terra is a highly conserved protein that plays specific roles in early somitogenesis of vertebrates.  (+info)

Membrane-tethered Drosophila Armadillo cannot transduce Wingless signal on its own. (6/4872)

Drosophila Armadillo and its vertebrate homolog beta-catenin are key effectors of Wingless/Wnt signaling. In the current model, Wingless/Wnt signal stabilizes Armadillo/beta-catenin, which then accumulates in nuclei and binds TCF/LEF family proteins, forming bipartite transcription factors which activate transcription of Wingless/Wnt responsive genes. This model was recently challenged. Overexpression in Xenopus of membrane-tethered beta-catenin or its paralog plakoglobin activates Wnt signaling, suggesting that nuclear localization of Armadillo/beta-catenin is not essential for signaling. Tethered plakoglobin or beta-catenin might signal on their own or might act indirectly by elevating levels of endogenous beta-catenin. We tested these hypotheses in Drosophila by removing endogenous Armadillo. We generated a series of mutant Armadillo proteins with altered intracellular localizations, and expressed these in wild-type and armadillo mutant backgrounds. We found that membrane-tethered Armadillo cannot signal on its own; however it can function in adherens junctions. We also created mutant forms of Armadillo carrying heterologous nuclear localization or nuclear export signals. Although these signals alter the subcellular localization of Arm when overexpressed in Xenopus, in Drosophila they have little effect on localization and only subtle effects on signaling. This supports a model in which Armadillo's nuclear localization is key for signaling, but in which Armadillo intracellular localization is controlled by the availability and affinity of its binding partners.  (+info)

Sonic hedgehog signaling by the patched-smoothened receptor complex. (7/4872)

BACKGROUND: The Hedgehog (Hh) family of secreted proteins is involved in a number of developmental processes as well as in cancer. Genetic and biochemical data suggest that the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) receptor is composed of at least two proteins: the tumor suppressor protein Patched (Ptc) and the seven-transmembrane protein Smoothened (Smo). RESULTS: Using a biochemical assay for activation of the transcription factor Gli, a downstream component of the Hh pathway, we show here that Smo functions as the signaling component of the Shh receptor, and that this activity can be blocked by Ptc. The inhibition of Smo by Ptc can be relieved by the addition of Shh. Furthermore, oncogenic forms of Smo are insensitive to Ptc repression in this assay. Mapping of the Smo domains required for binding to Ptc and for signaling revealed that the Smo-Ptc interaction involves mainly the amino terminus of Smo, and that the third intracellular loop and the seventh transmembrane domain are required for signaling. CONCLUSIONS: These data demonstrate that Smo is the signaling component of a multicomponent Hh receptor complex and that Ptc is a ligand-regulated inhibitor of Smo. Different domains of Smo are involved in Ptc binding and activation of a Gli reporter construct. The latter requires the third intracellular loop and the seventh transmembrane domain of Smo, regions often involved in coupling to G proteins. No changes in the levels of cyclic AMP or calcium associated with such pathways could be detected following receptor activation, however.  (+info)

Ultrabithorax function in butterfly wings and the evolution of insect wing patterns. (8/4872)

BACKGROUND: . The morphological and functional evolution of appendages has played a critical role in animal evolution, but the developmental genetic mechanisms underlying appendage diversity are not understood. Given that homologous appendage development is controlled by the same Hox gene in different organisms, and that Hox genes are transcription factors, diversity may evolve from changes in the regulation of Hox target genes. Two impediments to understanding the role of Hox genes in morphological evolution have been the limited number of organisms in which Hox gene function can be studied and the paucity of known Hox-regulated target genes. We have therefore analyzed a butterfly homeotic mutant 'Hindsight', in which portions of the ventral hindwing pattern are transformed to ventral forewing identity, and we have compared the regulation of target genes by the Ultrabithorax (Ubx) gene product in Lepidopteran and Dipteran hindwings. RESULTS: . We show that Ubx gene expression is lost from patches of cells in developing Hindsight hindwings, correlating with changes in wing pigmentation, color pattern elements, and scale morphology. We use this mutant to study how regulation of target genes by Ubx protein differs between species. We find that several Ubx-regulated genes in the Drosophila haltere are not repressed by Ubx in butterfly hindwings, but that Distal-less (Dll) expression is regulated by Ubx in a unique manner in butterflies. CONCLUSIONS: . The morphological diversification of insect hindwings has involved the acquisition of different sets of target genes by Ubx in different lineages. Changes in Hox-regulated target gene sets are, in general, likely to underlie the morphological divergence of homologous structures between animals.  (+info)

Insect proteins refer to the proteins obtained from insects that have potential medical applications. These proteins can be used as a source of nutrition, as a therapeutic agent, or as a component in medical devices. Insects are a rich source of proteins, and some species are being explored as a potential alternative to traditional animal protein sources. Insect proteins have been shown to have a number of potential health benefits, including improved immune function, reduced inflammation, and improved gut health. They are also being studied for their potential use in the treatment of various diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In addition, insect proteins are being investigated as a potential source of biodegradable materials for use in medical devices.

In the medical field, an amino acid sequence refers to the linear order of amino acids in a protein molecule. Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids, and the specific sequence of these amino acids determines the protein's structure and function. The amino acid sequence is determined by the genetic code, which is a set of rules that specifies how the sequence of nucleotides in DNA is translated into the sequence of amino acids in a protein. Each amino acid is represented by a three-letter code, and the sequence of these codes is the amino acid sequence of the protein. The amino acid sequence is important because it determines the protein's three-dimensional structure, which in turn determines its function. Small changes in the amino acid sequence can have significant effects on the protein's structure and function, and this can lead to diseases or disorders. For example, mutations in the amino acid sequence of a protein involved in blood clotting can lead to bleeding disorders.

Insect hormones are chemical messengers that regulate various physiological processes in insects, such as growth, development, reproduction, and behavior. These hormones are produced by glands in the insect's body and are transported through the hemolymph, the insect's equivalent of blood. There are several types of insect hormones, including ecdysteroids, juvenile hormones, and sex hormones. Ecdysteroids are responsible for regulating molting and metamorphosis in insects, while juvenile hormones control the development of immature insects into adults. Sex hormones, such as pheromones, are involved in sexual behavior and reproduction. Insect hormones play a crucial role in the life cycle of insects and are often used in pest control and management strategies. For example, insecticides that mimic or block the effects of insect hormones can be used to disrupt insect development or behavior, making them less harmful to crops or humans. Additionally, researchers are studying insect hormones as potential targets for new drugs to treat human diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

Baculoviridae is a family of large, double-stranded DNA viruses that infect insects, including moths, butterflies, beetles, and ants. These viruses are commonly used in biotechnology as expression vectors for the production of recombinant proteins in insect cells. In the medical field, baculoviruses have potential applications in the development of vaccines and gene therapy. For example, they can be used to deliver genes encoding therapeutic proteins to human cells, potentially treating diseases such as cancer and genetic disorders. Additionally, baculoviruses have been studied as potential antiviral agents against human viruses, such as HIV and herpes simplex virus.

Insect bites and stings refer to the injuries caused by the bites or stings of insects, such as mosquitoes, bees, wasps, ants, ticks, and fleas. These bites and stings can cause a range of symptoms, from mild itching and redness to severe allergic reactions that can be life-threatening. Insect bites and stings can be painful and uncomfortable, and may lead to skin infections if left untreated. Some insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks, can transmit diseases to humans, such as malaria, dengue fever, and Lyme disease. In the medical field, the treatment of insect bites and stings typically involves cleaning the affected area with soap and water, applying ice or a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In some cases, antihistamines may be prescribed to reduce itching and swelling. For severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, emergency medical treatment is necessary, including the administration of epinephrine and other medications to counteract the symptoms of the allergic reaction.

In the medical field, beetles are not typically studied or used for medical purposes. Beetles are a type of insect that belong to the order Coleoptera, which is the largest order of insects. They are known for their hard exoskeletons, which protect their internal organs. However, some species of beetles are used in medical research for their potential as sources of new drugs or as models for studying human diseases. For example, the beetle species Tribolium castaneum has been used in research on aging and cancer, while the beetle species Tenebrio molitor is used in the production of silkworms and has been studied for its potential as a source of therapeutic compounds. In general, beetles are not commonly associated with medical treatments or interventions, but their unique biological characteristics and potential applications in research make them an interesting subject of study for scientists.

In the medical field, cockroaches are often referred to as "roach infestations" or "roach infestation control." Cockroaches are common household pests that can cause a variety of health problems for humans. They can spread diseases such as salmonella, dysentery, and typhoid fever through their feces and body fluids. Cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions in some people, causing symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and difficulty breathing. In the medical field, the treatment of cockroach infestations typically involves the use of insecticides and other pest control measures to eliminate the roaches and prevent future infestations.

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To optimize these, the scent-binding proteins in the antennae of females, which play a critical role in detecting oviposition ... Insect pheromones are neurotransmitters that serve the chemical communication between individuals of an insect species. They ... It is expected that insect pheromones can also contribute in this way to the control of insect-borne infectious diseases such ... The term antenna was first used to refer to the antennae of insects and subsequently in engineering. Insect pheromones have a ...
Flies and wasps are attracted by proteins. Mosquitoes and many other insects are attracted by bright colors, carbon dioxide, ... Insect traps are used to monitor or directly reduce populations of insects or other arthropods, by trapping individuals and ... Insect Attractants and Traps. ENY277. University of Florida IFAS. Published 1995. Revised 2005. Kronkright, D. P. Insect Traps ... Insect traps are sometimes used in pest management programs instead of pesticides but are more often used to look at seasonal ...
Pelosi, P. (2005-01-01). "Diversity of Odorant-binding Proteins and Chemosensory Proteins in Insects". Chemical Senses. 30 ( ... Insect pheromone-binding protein Odorant Olfactory receptor Olfactory receptor neuron Vogt, R. G.; Prestwich, G. D.; Lerner, M ... OBPs are small proteins on the order of 14 kDa in size. All odorant binding proteins are believed to have a common structure ... Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) are small (10 to 30 kDa) soluble proteins secreted by auxiliary cells surrounding olfactory ...
... protein and energy bars, whole dried insects, insect protein powder, and functional drinks. In general, it encompasses any ... Pikl, Daniel (2020-02-07). "2020 - is the year of the edible insects in EU?". Cricky - Insect Protein , Food of the future. ... with the inclusion of a percentage of insect origin proteins. The call for more sustainable proteins, healthier diets, and food ... Insects have high-value nutritional profiles, and are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, folic acid and vitamins ...
Nucleating proteins may be produced by the insect, or by microorganisms that have become associated with the insect's tissues. ... Freeze-tolerant insects are known to produce ice nucleating proteins. The regulated production of ice nucleating proteins ... Insects that live under the water have different strategies for dealing with freezing than terrestrial insects do. Many insect ... "Responses of protein phosphatases and cAMP-dependent protein kinase in a freeze-avoiding insect, Epiblema scudderiana". ...
Kurstaki Insect Control Protein". Nature Biotechnology. 7 (12): 1265-1269. doi:10.1038/nbt1289-1265. S2CID 41557045. Kumar, H ... "Fruit Cell Wall Proteins Help Fungus Turn Tomatoes From Ripe To Rotten". Science Daily. Jan 31, 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2010 ... This tomato gained the moniker "fish tomato". The antifreeze protein was found to inhibit ice recrystallization in the flounder ... When the cell wall proteins, polygalacturonase and expansin are prevented from being produced in fruits, they are less ...
... is a glycine-rich protein of about 20 kDa belonging to the group of antimicrobial peptides (AMP). It is active against ... Lee JY, Edlund T, Ny T, Faye I, Boman HG (1983). "Insect immunity. Isolation of cDNA clones corresponding to attacins and ... Hultmark D, Engström A, Andersson K, Steiner H, Bennich H, Boman HG (1983). "Insect immunity. Attacins, a family of ... Attacin was first discovered in Hyalophora cecropia, but is widely conserved in different insects from butterflies to fruit ...
"The allergic response mediated by fire ant venom proteins". Scientific Reports. 8 (1): 14427. Bibcode:2018NatSR...814427Z. doi: ... or biting insects (mosquitoes, ticks). Stinging insects inject venom into their victims, whilst biting insects normally ... Typically, insects which generate allergic responses are either stinging insects (wasps, bees, hornets and ants ) ... Insect sting allergy is the term commonly given to the allergic response of an animal in response to the bite or sting of an ...
"Insect Seminal Fluid Proteins: Identification and Function". Annual Review of Entomology. 56: 21-40. doi:10.1146/annurev-ento- ... "Mating systems and protein-protein interactions determine evolutionary rates of primate sperm proteins". Proceedings of the ... Seminal fluid proteins (SFPs) or accessory gland proteins (Acps) are one of the non-sperm components of semen. In many animals ... "Proteomic analysis of Drosophila mojavensis male accessory glands suggests novel classes of seminal fluid proteins". Insect ...
... is an elastomeric protein found in many insects and other arthropods. It provides soft rubber-elasticity to ... elastin: a vertebrate protein Deming T (2012). Peptide-Based Materials. Springer Publishing. Neurath H (1966). The Proteins ... and tri-tyrosine cross-links between proteins. Resilin is a disordered protein; however its segments may take on secondary ... Like other elastomeric proteins, the degree of cross linking in resilin is low, which ensures the low stiffness and high ...
... berghei lines have been generated which express fluorescent reporter proteins such as Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and ... The natural insect host of P. berghei is likely Anopheles dureni, however in laboratory conditions it has also been shown to ... Willis, Judith H.; Papandreou, Nikos C.; Iconomidou, Vassiliki A.; Hamodrakas, Stavros J. (2012). "5 Cuticular Proteins". In ... Hillyer, Julián F.; Strand, Michael R. (2014). "Mosquito hemocyte-mediated immune responses". Current Opinion in Insect Science ...
However, heme groups ingested in a blood meal bind to proteins on the peritrophic matrix, enabling insects to safely feed on ... Tellam, Ross; Gene Wijffels & Peter Willadsen (1999). "Peritrophic Matrix Proteins". Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ... act as strong oxidizers in insects. Although this oxidizing agent is safe in vertebrates, it is very damaging to insects. ... For example, some insects that are resistant to the insecticide DDT shed large amounts of the toxin in the peritrophic matrix. ...
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Protein domains, Transmembrane proteins, Articles containing video clips, Protein superfamilies, Transport proteins). ... Insect Molecular Biology. 20 (4): 429-36. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01078.x. PMC 3138809. PMID 21496127. Ceder MM, Aggarwal ... The two halves of the protein pack against each other in a clam-shell fashion, sealing via interactions at the ends of the ... There are several MFS proteins in humans, where they are known as solute carriers (SLCs) and Atypical SLCs. There are today 52 ...
Insects of Central America, Fauna of Paraguay, Insects described in 1775, Taxa named by Johan Christian Fabricius, Fauna of ... Gerritsen, V.B. (2001). "Princess Bala's sting" (PDF). Protein Spotlight (14): 1-2. ISSN 1424-4721. Hogue, C.L. (1993). Latin ... The bullet ant's sting currently ranks the highest of all insect stings on Justin O. Schmidt's informal sting pain index, at ... ISBN 978-0-292-77943-3. Gough, Z. (13 March 2015). "The World's Most Painful Insect Sting". BBC Earth. Retrieved 8 October 2016 ...
"Flexible Insect Protein Inspires Super Rubber". Retrieved 2020-01-22. "Kristi Kiick Kristi Kiick Named Deputy Dean of ... Resilin is a primary elastomeric protein that is found in insects, and helps them to jump long distances and produce sound. She ... The incorporation of methionine analogues into proteins in vivo by altering the methionyl-tRNA synthetase activity of a ... "Incorporation of azides into recombinant proteins for chemoselective modification by the Staudinger ligation". Proceedings of ...
"AgriProtein buys Belgian insect protein producer". Feed Navigator. "AgriProtein (UK) acquires insect firm Millibeter". Flanders ... Elizabeth Green (5 June 2018). "AgriProtein secures US$105m investment in insect protein sector". Food Ingredients First. ... "Insect Technology Group, AgriProtein parent company, in administration in the UK". Aryn Baker (16 April 2015 ... After they pupate, the larvae are processed into MagMeal - a sustainable, high quality protein that can be fed to all ...
A Rubberlike Protein in Arthropod Cuticle". Advances in Insect Physiology Volume 2. Advances in Insect Physiology. Vol. 2. p. 1 ... in insect cuticle. He continued working on insect flight. He returned to Copenhagen as Professor of Zoophysiology, but went ... These insects gain lift by creating vortices near their wings, at the price of the wear and tear from repeated clapping. The ... He pioneered studies of insect flight with Krogh in a classic paper of 1951. He then spent a year at the Copenhagen Institute ...
Baculovirus-insect cell expression is a technique used to produce large quantities of a desired protein. It takes advantage of ... Jarvis, Donald L. (2009). "Chapter 14 Baculovirus-Insect Cell Expression Systems". Guide to Protein Purification, 2nd Edition. ... is highly productive for virus replication and recombinant protein expression. Journal of Insect Science 14:24. Available ... Numerous insect cells have been developed into cell lines, such as fruit flies, mosquitoes, and silkworms. The tissue of the ...
See insect winter ecology and antifreeze protein. Another invertebrate that is briefly tolerant to temperatures down to -273 °C ... Antifreeze proteins cloned from such fish have been used to confer frost-resistance on transgenic plants.[citation needed] ... Materials or systems studied may include proteins, cells, tissues, organs, or whole organisms. Temperatures may range from ... Freezing is made possible by specialized proteins and glucose, which prevent intracellular freezing and dehydration." The wood ...
"Edible Bug Shop - Australian Farmed Insect Proteins". Retrieved February 10, 2022. "Super Insect Edibles ... "A bug a day: Mars invests in edible insects and imitation meat". August 15, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2022 ...
As in all insects, the body is divided into three sections: the head, thorax, and abdomen. The thorax is composed of three ... During this phase, the cuticle, a tough outer layer made of a mixture of chitin and specialized proteins, is released from the ... This insect can still fly with a damaged left hindwing. Declining butterfly populations have been noticed in many areas of the ... The species is endangered, and is one of only three insects (the other two being butterflies as well) to be listed on Appendix ...
Kunert N, Marhold J, Stanke J, Stach D, Lyko F (November 2003). "A Dnmt2-like protein mediates DNA methylation in Drosophila". ... It still is a matter of discussion what the specific role of DNA methylation in insects is, as some insects such as Drosophila ... Epigenetics in insects is the role that epigenetics (hertiable characteristics that do not involve changes in DNA sequence) ... 7.6% in Mus musculus). In a comparison of different insect species and their respective methylation levels, there was a clear ...
Insect ORs are transmembrane proteins with seven transmembrane helices similarly to G protein coupled receptors, but they have ... Venthur H, Zhou JJ (2018). "Odorant Receptors and Odorant-Binding Proteins as Insect Pest Control Targets: A Comparative ... Insect ORs are investigated as targets for pest control given the possibility of altering the behaviour of insects by ... Insect olfactory receptors (also known as odorant receptors, ORs) are expressed in the cell membranes of the olfactory sensory ...
The Bt protein is expressed throughout the plant. When a vulnerable insect eats the Bt-containing plant, the protein is ... While cyt proteins are toxic towards the insect order Diptera (flies), certain cry proteins selectively target lepidopterans ( ... the protein partially unfolds and is cut by other proteins, forming a toxin that paralyzes the insect's digestive system and ... The insect stops eating within a few hours and eventually starves. In 1996, the first GM maize producing a Bt Cry protein was ...
Commonly used protein production systems include those derived from bacteria, yeast, baculovirus/insect, mammalian cells, and ... Gene expression Single-cell protein Protein purification Precision fermentation Host cell protein List of recombinant proteins ... Kost TA, Condreay JP, Jarvis DL (May 2005). "Baculovirus as versatile vectors for protein expression in insect and mammalian ... Olczak M, Olczak T (December 2006). "Comparison of different signal peptides for protein secretion in nonlytic insect cell ...
On July 3, 2018, a tasting of the first trout fed with an insect protein-based feed was organized in partnership with Auchan ... "Update: A-Z of insect protein/oil companies". AllAboutFeed. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-20. "CORDIS , European ... In addition, insect droppings are valued as organic fertilizers. InnovaFeed was created in 2016 by 4 engineers, Clément Ray, ... Thetwo Michelin star chef Remy Giraud from the Domaine of Hauts de Loire who prepared the trout said "The insect-fed trout has ...
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  • If you're farming edible insects for protein, scale is the name of the game, says Singapore-based startup Insectta. (
  • French startup Ÿnsect has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korean food company LOTTE to explore human food applications for edible insects. (
  • With high-quality proteins, many unsaturated fatty acids and important vitamins and minerals, edible insects have an extremely interesting nutritional profile, and are a useful addition to a healthy and balanced diet. (
  • Edible insects can be farmed with very few ressources. (
  • Rearing of edible insects at a commercial scale requires fewer resources, such as land and feed. (
  • The project focuses on extraction pure protein from edible insects, which are considered a more sustainable source of animal protein because they need less water and space compared to the conventional meat industry. (
  • The Nutrition Technologies system leverages black soldier fly larvae to produce proteins for animal feed and fertilizers. (
  • The insect species used in all our products are the black soldier fly larvae, chosen for their high protein quality and outstanding sustainability profile. (
  • Despite this, an insect farm of black soldier fly larvae has never suffered from disease or parasite outbreaks, something that unfortunately still affects traditional meat production. (
  • Insect protein and bio-textiles increasing in importance as alternative proteins become a bigger priority for climate-forward investors. (
  • Swanson's team fed mice a high-fat diet (46% calories from fat) with casein, a protein from dairy, for 12 weeks before switching to the alternative proteins. (
  • Other studies have evaluated alternative proteins for obesity weight management in mice, but most have used genetically altered mice designed to stay obese no matter what. (
  • Producing antifreeze proteins is one of the most important mechanisms underlying insect cold tolerance. (
  • However, detecting the activity of antifreeze proteins still has some difficulties, especially when only a few of insect samples are available from fields. (
  • The results showed that each of them had thermal hysteresis activity, and the THA was 0.34-0.43℃ for L. dispar , 0.35-0.42℃ for Y. evonymallus and 0.37-0.40℃ for I. subelongatus , suggesting that the three insect species can improve their cold tolerance through producing antifreeze proteins. (
  • This study indicates that the differential scanning calorimetry is feasible to identify whether one insect species contains antifreeze proteins through detecting thermal hysteresis activity of the total protein. (
  • Comparison of activities of fusion antifreeze proteins from Microdera punctipennis dzhungarica (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) [J]. , 2008, 51(7): 694-699. (
  • Especially in Asia, Central and Latin America, a wide variety of insect species are part of the traditional diet. (
  • In addition, we collected three overwintering insect species ( Lymantria dispar larvae, Yponomeuta evonymallus eggs and Ips subelongatus adults) in the Daxing'anling Forest Region in Inner Mongolia, and then prepared their total protein. (
  • Using DSC, the THA of the total protein from the three insect species were respectively analyzed. (
  • METHODS: Ticks submitted by study participants from April-September 2011 and 2012 were identified to species and life stage, and preliminarily screened for the genus Rickettsia by nested PCR targeting the 17-kDa protein gene. (
  • Although bee and wasp venom varies from species to species, all venom is composed primarily of proteins, peptides, and amines. (
  • According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Insect Protein Market is accounted for $99.33 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $2452.88 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 42.8% during the forecast period. (
  • The global insect protein market Size is estimated to be valued at USD 178,340.4 thousand by 2023 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.00% during the forecast period. (
  • Global insect protein market Size has been segmented based on insect type, application, and region. (
  • Based on application, the global insect protein market Size is segmented into human nutrition and animal nutrition. (
  • Geographically, the global insect protein market Size has been segmented by region, into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. (
  • Europe market is followed by North America, which is accounted for the second largest number of shares in the global insect protein market Size, as of 2016. (
  • Thus industrial scale insect production also has the potential to free up vast areas of land currently set aside to grow crops for animal feed. (
  • The center will serve as a testing and demonstration facility for both companies' customers, facilitating the evaluation of black soldier fly varieties, operational parameters, and practices for efficient industrial-scale insect production. (
  • Yifei Kang et al, Yellow Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) and Lesser Mealworm (Alphitobius diaperinus) Proteins Slowed Weight Gain and Improved Metabolism of Diet-Induced Obesity Mice, The Journal of Nutrition (2023). (
  • We are open with our supplier - the insect farm Protix in the Netherlands. (
  • Our insects come from one of the world's leading insect farms, Protix, located in the Netherlands. (
  • This changed in 2017, with the establishment of Bühler Insect Technology Solutions (BITS), a joint venture between food technology specialist, Bühler, and leading insect processor Protix. (
  • Alfa Laval had previously supplied Protix with processing technology and was also looking for ways to strengthen its offering in the growing market for insect processing. (
  • Western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay result showed that the recombinant N protein exhibited the antigenic sites and conformation necessary for specific antigen-antibody recognition. (
  • Molecule size and the presence of protein enhance the antigen properties of venom, making it a potent activator of the immune system. (
  • The assay, which utilizes a truncated 56 kDa recombinant HEV capsid protein expressed in insect cells as antigen, was performed as described previously (1), with modifications (2). (
  • The venom contains phospholipase, hyaluronidases, and the antigen 5 protein, which is the most allergenic. (
  • The UK startup will use its insect farms to turn food waste from Morrisons supermarkets into feed for hens to produce 'carbon-neutral' eggs. (
  • What is the impact of artificial climate control in insect farms? (
  • Meanwhile, Bühler has teamed up with insect technology firm Entocycle to drive the adoption of large-scale black soldier fly farms, further underlining its dedication to sustainable animal feed solutions. (
  • Bearing in mind that all plant biostimulants placed on the market under Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 must meet the same microbiological standards to achieve conformity assessment, all types of hydrolysis of non-ruminant proteins of Category 3 should be granted end-point status in the ABPR for the FPR's CMC 10. (
  • This position paper argues that hydrolysed proteins, chitin, and hygienised insect frass, three common components of PFC 6 Plant Biostimulants and the blends containing them, deserve to be granted end-point status under the Animal By-Products Regulation for use in EU Fertilising Products. (
  • Hydrolysed proteins' are defined by Reg (EC) 142/2011, Annex 1, point 14 to mean polypeptides, peptides and amino acids, and mixtures thereof, obtained by the hydrolysis of animal by-products. (
  • Protein is made up of smaller components called amino acids. (
  • Plant-based protein sources may lack certain amino acids, depending on which plants you look at. (
  • Excessive nitrogen in any form results in excessive soluble amino acids within the plant that enhances insect development and population growth. (
  • Why can insects not utilize plants that don't contain high levels of amino acids as a food source? (
  • Yes, all plants are going to have some levels of free amino acids, and they can also digest protein-let's keep that in mind too. (
  • So, in other words, the insect doesn't need those proteinases as much because it's getting these free amino acids that it doesn't have to break down. (
  • I've heard it described that insects don't have the capacity to digest complete proteins and that they're dependent on soluble amino acids as a food source. (
  • Yet, how these genes are recruited and evolve to mediate plant - insect interaction remains unknown. (
  • Crickets are rich in protein content, thus making it the most popular source of protein. (
  • Along with proteins, crickets are also a good source of chitin and other fibers that may influence gut health. (
  • When feeder insects don't get enough protein in their diet, it stunts their growth, and crickets will outright die when they don't get enough protein. (
  • Even for insects that have higher dietary protein needs, like crickets, increased protein in the diet doesn't necessarily make them healthier. (
  • Even crickets, which have higher protein needs than most, will still do just fine at 12% protein. (
  • The companies will provide expertise, equipment and services for converting organic waste into BSF larvae used for protein in animal feed. (
  • In order to explore if differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) can be used to detect thermal hysteresis activity (THA) of the total protein in insects, the THA of the total protein and hemolymph from Tenebrio molitor larvae was detected by DSC. (
  • To investigate the use of a fusion system to aid the purification of the recombinant N protein for structural studies and potential use a diagnostic reagent, the NiV n gene was cloned into the pFastBacHT vector and and his tagged fusion protian was expressed in Sf9 insect cells by recombinant baculovirus. (
  • The process can quickly produce large quantities of an influenza virus protein called hemagglutinin (HA), the active ingredient in all inactivated influenza vaccines that makes it possible for the virus to enter cells. (
  • Characterization, molecular properties, and crystallization of the recombinant di-iron-oxo protein secreted by baculovirus-infected insect cells. (
  • Recently, a book chapter with protocols for the Baculovirus Expression Vector System in insect cells was published by LP3. (
  • It's raising the insects on organic byproducts such as food waste, before converting them into proteins and oils for use in animal feed. (
  • But why are they superior to other protein sources that are commonly used in pet food? (
  • It is not always easy to know where the protein source in dog and cat food comes from. (
  • In addition, you don't have to grow any food for the insects - they make use of plant-based food waste that would otherwise go to waste! (
  • What kind of insect is used in the food? (
  • In many countries food insects are considered a delicacy. (
  • Join our food revolution and power up on natural insect proteins! (
  • Working with with Insect Feed Technologies has revolutionised our pet food business. (
  • Due to the increasing necessity of protein alternative among food & beverage manufacturers to fulfill the increasing demand of consumers, the adoption of insect protein has been growing in the food & beverages segment. (
  • An estimated 85 percent of the Earth's potential agricultural ground is already secured for food production, but by 2050 humans are expected to number more than 9 billion, requiring a 50 percent increase in the delivery of high-quality protein. (
  • Combining Protix's expertise in insect rearing with Bühler's experience in food and feed processing technology the goal is to develop insect rearing and feedstock processing on an industrial scale. (
  • Some people are interested in insects as human food," explains Aepli. (
  • What's more, insects convert food waste into useable protein, creating a more sustainable food production cycle. (
  • Insects basically upcycle that food," explains Aepli. (
  • They extract and recombine the proteins from the food waste, and we reintroduce those proteins into the food life cycle as animal feed or fertilizer for crops. (
  • The increasing demand for food products with high protein content has resulted in increased demand for the various protein-rich foods and products. (
  • The food & beverages segment under the human nutrition segment account for the largest market share owing to demand high protein foods and increasing health consciousness has resulted in increased demand for the insect protein. (
  • For now, though, mealworm protein hasn't yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (
  • Insect-curious folks can try cricket flour, which can be used in foods according to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (
  • Buddhi Lamsal, a professor in food science and human nutrition, received $60,000 for a one-year project funded by the All Things Bugs LLC for the company's effort of commercializing the production of insect protein production. (
  • With Nutrition Technologies, we are applying our extensive animal nutrition expertise to explore the most efficient ways to incorporate alternative sources of protein into the food value chain. (
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Flublok (Protein Sciences), a trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine made with what the agency calls a "novel technology" that promises to surmount a number of pesky immunization challenges. (
  • I'm not against animals/humans eating insects, I am against intensely farmed processed ingredients of any kind, if only because these. (
  • But are humans ready for mealworm protein? (
  • Also in western cultures, more and more people choose to eat delicious and nutritious insects. (
  • The demand for nutritious animal protein is growing sharply in Asia", says Shreedhar Patel, head of the Regional Platform Asia South in the Animal Nutrition business line of Evonik. (
  • An important factor for protein quality is digestibility. (
  • Insect protein has been investigated in research studies on dogs and cats, and has a very high digestibility - higher than, or in line with, other animal protein. (
  • And even proteins vary in terms of their digestibility for insects too. (
  • OS-D and related proteins are members of the insect pheromone-binding family A10/OS-D. McKenna MP, Hekmat-Scafe DS, Gaines P, Carlson JR (June 1994). (
  • The Paris-based startup will supply insect protein to ADM's pet foods division, to create "high-quality nutritional" products with "a significantly lower carbon footprint and land requirement. (
  • The high nutritional and curative properties have resulted in increased demand for insect proteins in cosmetics. (
  • The insect proteins due to its medicinal properties along with high nutritional value have increased its application in nutraceuticals. (
  • The high nutritional properties of insects, especially protein content, have resulted in high demand for the insect proteins in the animal feed. (
  • We knew from an earlier study in roosters that mealworms are a high quality, highly digestible protein source that's also environmentally sustainable," said lead study author Kelly Swanson, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, both in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at U. of I. (
  • Just like reptiles, feeder insects have their own nutritional needs. (
  • Whole insects, flour, and oil are the most commonly used insect protein products types. (
  • Some of the benefits might have been associated with chitin, a fibrous material making up the exoskeleton of insects. (
  • Hydrolysed proteins and chitin are common components of plant biostimulants. (
  • Combining the tailored insect strains with our advanced industrial technology will bring a step change in the production of insects. (
  • Flublok contains 3 recombinant HA proteins to protect against 2 influenza A virus strains - A(H3N2) and 2009 pandemic A(H1N1) - and one influenza B virus strain. (
  • These enzymes, developed through rigorous research and development, optimize the conversion of feed into insect biomass, ensuring a sustainable, efficient production process. (
  • According to Andreas Baumann, head of market segment Insect Technology at Bühler, the main aim of the joint effort will be to optimize insect production costs, a pivotal factor in making insect-based animal feed a commercially viable and eco-friendly option. (
  • Insects are an incredibly resource-efficient protein source, which provides a completely unique sustainability profile. (
  • This makes them a particularly sustainable source of protein, which can make an important contribution against climate change. (
  • By Geography, European and North American countries are going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand for production of traditional pork, beef, and chicken meat, insects are seriously considered as a source of animal protein. (
  • Using insects as a protein source can potentially help feed the world, however primarily as livestock feed. (
  • Insects are a rich source of protein and are considered more healthy than other animal-based products. (
  • The potential for using insect protein as a source of animal feed for pigs, poultry and fish in the European Union was described as "huge" at a recent conference organized by PROteINSECT in Brussels. (
  • Insects have great potential as a sustainable protein source to feed animals, with lower greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and water requirements than traditional livestock feed ingredients. (
  • Additionally, Dr. Gil Ronen, CEO and founder of NRGene Technologies, emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in unlocking the potential of black soldier flies as a sustainable protein source. (
  • "To realize black soldier fly's huge potential as an alternative sustainable protein source used for feed, it is essential to integrate the expertise of various disciplines into this new industry, from genetics to engineering," he said. (
  • Recently, insects have emerged as a viable and sustainable source of protein for animal feed, contributing to the concept of a circular economy. (
  • The Wild Caught Alaskan Pollock offers a high-quality, lean protein that provides a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. (
  • The Innovative Insect Protein, used in the dog recipe only, is raised in North America and offers a great source of fiber and beneficial nutrients. (
  • Future Fields has raised US $11.2 million to scale up fruit flies as production vehicles for high value ingredients including growth factors for cultivated meat production and human recombinant proteins for medical research and biopharmaceuticals. (
  • Our pet partners tried many different recipes to help us identify the optimal combination of ingredients that pair well with these exciting new protein sources to deliver great tasting foods. (
  • Yellow jackets are the major cause of allergic reactions to insect stings in the US. (
  • 3 or 4 small aqueous protein fractions are probably responsible for allergic reactions. (
  • One of the most common questions we get is what kind of insect we use in our products. (
  • Driving innovation with advanced manufacturing technologies and premium quality insect-based products, demanded globally. (
  • But our products go beyond insect protein. (
  • Along with the increasing demand for insect protein in several applications, the demand for its by-products is increasing. (
  • Insect growers are feeding organic feed to insects to obtain organic product and by-products, such as insect protein and organic insect waste & oil, respectively. (
  • Evonik and Nutrition Technologies, a Singapore-based manufacturer of insect-derived products, have agreed to jointly conduct a research and development project on the amino acid requirements of Black Soldier Flies (BSF) in Southeast Asia. (
  • The collaboration between Bühler and NRGene Technologies is expected to yield high-quality insect products while ensuring the efficient use of raw materials, land, water, and energy. (
  • To learn more about Hill's new sustainable fish and innovative insect protein products, visit . (
  • Therefore, classification as a hydrolysed protein should suffice for reaching end-point status for use in EU Fertilising Products. (
  • And, of course, insects evolve enzymes that are going to be most effective in digesting the proteins they're likely to encounter, depending on what host plant they feed on. (
  • Because most feeder insects are primarily herbivorous and it's best practice to use lower-protein diets, it's best to avoid any animal-based diets. (
  • Initially, insect protein was used as an ingredient in animal feed only. (
  • The protein has found its application in convenience foods such as snacks, bars, and an ingredient in various cuisines. (
  • Herbivorous insects such as whiteflies, planthoppers, and aphids secrete abundant orphan proteins to facilitate feeding . (
  • Safe and efficient insect farming requires careful climate control and biologically secure environments - not easy to achieve at scale. (
  • To produce one kg of protein, greenhouse gas emissions are up to 30 times lower than beef. (
  • In the webinar, we shared our unique Smart Insect Farm technology along with our collaboration with Roslin Technologies on the genetics-side to build high-performing Black Soldier Flies. (
  • Our partner has extensive experience in insect farming and has been chosen based on its high product quality and animal welfare standards. (
  • Discover the future of sustainable animal feed with Insect Feed Technologies. (
  • Insect protein is a high quality protein which is available in varied forms such as insect protein powder and insect protein animal feed. (
  • Rather, the primary focus is on producing animal feed derived from insect farming, which is much more sustainable and efficient. (
  • However, animal nutrition is another major application for insect protein. (
  • With the globally recognized knowledge of feed additives that Evonik brings to the project, and the expertise in Black Soldier Fly production from the Nutrition Technologies team, the agreement will accelerate the ability for both parties to deliver optimal BSF protein profiles to enrich animal diets. (
  • The innovative collaboration will harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize black soldier fly genetics and processing, with the aim of bolstering insect protein production for the animal feed industry. (
  • Our production of premium insect protein is propelled by a combination of cutting-edge advanced manufacturing technology and our proprietary enzymes. (
  • Alfa Laval and Bühler Insect Technology Solutions (BITS) provide the production processes. (
  • They start the production of these proteinase inhibitors in order to reduce the insect's ability to digest that protein. (
  • The insect industry is still optimizing its production costs. (
  • Mealworm protein didn't cause obese mice to lose weight, but their rate of weight gain slowed relative to mice consuming high-fat diets with casein. (
  • For example, roaches fed on a 65% casein protein diet experience an alarmingly high mortality rate after reaching adulthood. (
  • However, the demand for mealworms protein is growing as they can be reared in both the temperate and tropical regions. (
  • The mealworms protein segment is growing at a higher CAGR of 24.00% during the forecast period. (
  • A new study in mice from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign suggests replacing traditional protein sources with mealworms in high-fat diets could slow weight gain , improve immune response, reduce inflammation, enhance energy metabolism, and beneficially alter the ratio of good to bad cholesterol. (
  • Protein is an important nutrient that dogs and cats need to get through their diet. (
  • However, these foods are not well-balanced standalones, which means that they can potentially lead to nutrient deficiency in the reptile that ultimately eats those insects. (
  • It's ideal to gutload your feeder insects with nutrient-dense diets that are specifically formulated to maximize their health and nutrition value. (
  • It basically knocks out those proteinases in the insect. (
  • In molecular biology, the insect pheromone-binding family A10/OS-D is a family of small helical proteins postulated to contribute to the specificity of the insect's olfactory system by binding components of the natural pheromone mixtures. (
  • The new recipe boasts high-quality, traceable, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock from an MSC-certified fishery and locally raised insect meal. (
  • The new formulas feature high-quality, traceable, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery, as well as innovative insect protein (for the dog recipe). (
  • Cloning, sequence analysis and expression profiling of a heat shock protein 70 gene in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) ( In English ) [J]. , 2013, 56(5): 475-485. (
  • Cloning, sequencing and expression analysis of antifreeze protein cDNAs from two color varieties of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) [J]. , 2012, 55(6): 659-667. (
  • It instead relies on recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus expression system, making Flublok the first of its kind, according to the FDA. (
  • The ideal amount of protein for feeder insects is going to be enough to allow them to develop healthily and at a normal pace, but not so much that they suffer as adults, or that their protein content can potentially pose a danger to the reptile or amphibian that is eating them. (
  • Of course, a well-hydrated, healthy reptile/amphibian shouldn't have any problem regardless of the insects' protein content in theory, but gutloading your feeders mindfully is a good way to mitigate risk. (
  • It is also important that the protein is of high quality so that they can easily absorb the nutrients. (
  • In this way, we can ensure that our protein is always sustainable and maintains the same high quality. (
  • Our high-quality insect protein is the result of a synergistic blend of innovative technology, scientific knowledge, and a deep commitment to environmental sustainability. (
  • Their high-quality insect protein has given us an edge in the market and our customers have reported noticeably healthier, more productive chickens. (
  • The growing demand for supplements owing to increased health awareness among consumers has increased the demand for high protein nutraceuticals. (
  • The high focus on precision nutrition and increased need for high growth and performance among the animals have resulted in increased demand for insect proteins in the feed. (
  • In addition to more dietary fiber , nutritionists also recommend eating more high-quality proteins as part of a weight management plan. (
  • The optical density spectra of the purified recombinant fusion protein reavealed a high A 260 / A 280 ratio, indicating the presence of nucleic acids. (
  • In Europe, too, more and more people are discovering the culinary potential of insects, amongst them more and more top chefs of renowned restaurants. (
  • Globally in demand, our insect protein is setting a new standard for quality and sustainability in the market. (
  • Increasing investments in R&D and start-ups, rising demand for alternate protein and growing health awareness among people coupled with athletes hunger are some of the factors fuelling the market growth. (
  • As a general note, if you're not trying to breed your own feeder insects, it's hard to provide too little dietary protein unless you're not feeding them at all. (