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*  IJMS | Free Full-Text | Tenebrio molitor Larvae Inhibit Adipogenesis through AMPK and MAPKs Signaling in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and...
Despite the increasing interest in insect-based bioactive products, the biological activities of these products are rarely ... Despite the increasing interest in insect-based bioactive products, the biological activities of these products are rarely ...
http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/3/518
*  Stolen gene allows insect virus to enter cells
A gene enabling an insect virus to enter new cells was likely stolen from a host cell and adapted for the virus s use, ... "The first thing was to ask whether the gene was turned on or not, to validate whether it s a bona fide gene." Blissard and Lung ... Unlike retroviruses, baculoviruses don t insert their genes into their hosts genomes. They do steal genes, however, by mixing ... called an f gene, had originally moved from an insect to a virus or the other way around. (Retroviruses, such as HIV, insert ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-46089.html
*  New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: Insect parasite genes | EurekAlert! Science News
Discovery of the genes the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for ... The other is to insert the CI genes into the insect's genome so they can cause CI directly. This would make it possible to use ... The Vanderbilt researchers found that using genetic engineering to insert the Wolbachia CI genes into infected insects can ... They discovered two genes that appeared promising. However, when the researchers inserted each of these genes into the genome ...
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/vu-ntf022317.php
*  New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: Insect parasite genes
You've never heard of it because it only infects bugs: millions upon millions of species of insects, spiders, centipedes and ... New tool for combating mosquito-borne disease: Insect parasite genes. February 27, 2017, Vanderbilt University ... The other is to insert the CI genes into the insect's genome so they can cause CI directly. This would make it possible to use ... The Vanderbilt researchers found that using genetic engineering to insert the Wolbachia CI genes into infected insects can ...
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-tool-combating-mosquito-borne-disease-insect.html
*  THE GARP GENE IN INSECT STAGES OF TRYPANOSOMA (NANNOMONAS) SPECIES | Biochemical Society Transactions
Gene Action and Cellular Function in Parasitic Protozoa. THE GARP GENE IN INSECT STAGES OF TRYPANOSOMA (NANNOMONAS) SPECIES. K. ... THE GARP GENE IN INSECT STAGES OF TRYPANOSOMA (NANNOMONAS) SPECIES Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from ...
http://www.biochemsoctrans.org/content/28/5/A475.3
*  Genes, Insect | ISHAR Online
A new longevity gene, Indy (for I'm not dead yet), which doubles the average life span of flies without a loss of fertility or ... Testing an 'aging gene' in long-lived drosophila strains: increased longevity depends on sex and genetic background. ... Sequence analysis revealed that the product of this gene, named Indy (for I'm not dead yet), is most closely related to a ... Molecular advances of the past decade have led to the discovery of a myriad of 'aging genes' (methuselah, Indy, InR, Chico, ...
http://isharonline.org/tags/genes-insect
*  Phylogenetic Origin and Diversification of RNAi Pathway Genes in Insects | ZFMK - Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Phylogenetic Origin and Diversification of RNAi Pathway Genes in Insects. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(12), 3784-3793. doi: ... We inferred the phylogenetic origin of insect-specific RNAi pathway genes and also identified several hitherto unrecorded gene ... In insects, RNAi serves a number of functions, including regulation of endogenous genes, anti-viral defense, and defense ... Here we present the most comprehensive overview of the distribution and diversity of core RNAi pathway genes across 100 insect ...
https://www.zfmk.de/de/forschung/publikationen/phylogenetic-origin-and-diversification-of-rnai-pathway-genes-in-insects
*  Photorhabdus luminescens genes induced upon insect infection | BMC Genomics | Full Text
The 29 genes or operons predicted to show induced expression in response to insect homogenate are summarized in Tab. 2. They ... Four genes encoding putative toxins were identified to be induced upon insect infection: tccC1, plu1645, plu2400, and plu4122. ... Overall, different genes or operons of P. luminescens were identified to be up-regulated within the insect host. This includes ... The spr gene (plu2864), which is also up-regulated upon insect infection, represents a precursor in lipoprotein biosynthesis, ...
https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2164-9-229
*  Indian Patents. 234146:'AN INSECT GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEM'
AN INSECT GENE EXPRESSION SYSTEM'. Abstract. Promoters active in insects can be enhanced by positive feedback mechanisms and ... Thus, in a first aspect, the present invention provides an insect gene expression system, comprising at least one gene to be ... thereby suppressing the effective gene, preferably a dominant lethal gene, until release of the insect.. Other mechanisms may ... wherein the effector gene is a dominant lethal gene.. 12. A system as claimed in claim 10, wherein the effector gene encodes ...
http://www.allindianpatents.com/patents/234146-an-insect-gene-expression-system
*  Consequences of resistance evolution in a Cas9-based sex conversion-suppression gene drive for insect pest management | PNAS
The use of a site-specific homing-based gene drive for insect pest control has long been discussed, but the easy design of such ... Consequences of resistance evolution in a Cas9-based sex conversion-suppression gene drive for insect pest management. Mohammad ... Consequences of resistance evolution in a Cas9-based sex conversion-suppression gene drive for insect pest management ... Consequences of resistance evolution in a Cas9-based sex conversion-suppression gene drive for insect pest management ...
https://www.pnas.org/content/115/24/6189.short?rss=1
*  Browsing 2011 Dissertations (UMKC) by Title "The expression and regulation on antimicrobial peptide genes in insects: studies...
The expression and regulation on antimicrobial peptide genes in insects: studies in the tobacco hornworm manduca sexta  Rao, ... Insects have evolved an efficient innate immune system to combat microbes. Most of our knowledge of insect immunity comes from ... Browsing 2011 Dissertations (UMKC) by Title "The expression and regulation on antimicrobial peptide genes in insects: studies ... studies with dipteran and lepidopteran insects, such as the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, ... ...
https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/10599/browse?value=The+expression+and+regulation+on+antimicrobial+peptide+genes+in+insects%3A+studies+in+the+tobacco+hornworm+manduca+sexta&type=title
*  New crops could kill insects by targeting their genes | netnebraska.org
New crops could kill insects by targeting their genes. by Grant Gerlock, NET News/Harvest Public Media ... Genes are expressed through RNA that are transcribed from DNA. But if you introduce a piece of interfering RNA, a gene can be ... When one gene is silenced by interfering RNA, Lundgren said, sometimes a completely unrelated gene is altered in unpredictable ... He is looking at whether RNAi aimed at one insect could have off-target effects on other insects, like bees or butterflies. ...
http://netnebraska.org/article/news/new-crops-could-kill-insects-targeting-their-genes
*  Photoperiodic diapause under the control of circadian clock genes in an insect | BMC Biology | Full Text
However, as reasonable as this sounds, there remains no conclusive evidence of such a molecular machinery in insects. We have ... This study revealed that the circadian clock genes are crucial not only for daily rhythms but also for photoperiodic diapause. ... RNAi directed against the circadian clock genes of period and cycle, which are negative and positive regulators in the ... These RNAi also had opposite effects on juvenile hormone-regulated gene expression. It is still possible that the circadian ...
https://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7007-8-116
*  Fast-Evolving Genes Control Developmental Differences in Social Insects
Genes essential to producing the developmental differences displayed by social insects evolve more rapidly than genes governing ... Fast-Evolving Genes Control Developmental Differences in Social Insects. Mon, 09/19/2011 - 11:41am Comments by Georgia Tech ... A new study of the genomes of social insects provides insight into the evolution of the genes involved in this developmental ... These differentially expressed genes exhibited elevated rates of evolution, as predicted. In addition, genes that were ...
https://www.mdtmag.com/news/2011/09/fast-evolving-genes-control-developmental-differences-social-insects
*  Berkeley Lab Ecologist Hosts Guatemalan Students Researching Insect Genes, Gut Microbes - Earth and Environmental Sciences Area
Berkeley Lab Ecologist Hosts Guatemalan Students Researching Insect Genes, Gut Microbes. by Christina Procopiou on September 22 ... Then the extracted DNA was used to amplify genes for the identification of the microbial populations in the samples. Another ... In the Ecology Department's lab, the Guatemalan students learned to extract DNA from soil, studied insects, nematodes, and ... He and Pennington thought the students whose undergraduate thesis research involves three insects of economic significance ...
https://eesa.lbl.gov/berkeley-lab-ecologist-welcomes-latin-american-students-who-research-insect-gut-microbiome/
*  Yellow Biotechnology: Using plants to silence insect genes in a high-throughput manner - Bio-based News
Many unknown functions of different insect genes involved in the adaptation of insects to their environment can now be analyzed ... Active ingredients or genes in insects are characterized and used for research or application in agriculture and medicine. ... Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes. Yellow Biotechnology refers ... Using plants to silence insect genes. RNA interference (RNAi) is triggered by the production of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) ...
http://news.bio-based.eu/yellow-biotechnology-using-plants-to-silence-insect-genes-in-a-high-throughput-manner/
*  Scientists Unveil Genetically Modified Insects with 'Kill Switch' Genes | Natural Society
... for genetically modified insects to help control these creations when they are set free in the wild. ... Scientists Unveil Genetically Modified Insects with 'Kill Switch' Genes Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. ... If an insect was let loose in the wild, such as the millions of GM mosquitoes developed by Oxitec to be released in Brazil and ... If the GM insects are developed with the 'kill-switch,' what will happen to the non-GM mosquitoes that have interbred with them ...
http://naturalsociety.com/scientists-unveil-genetically-modified-insects-with-kill-switch-genes/
*  A Second-Generation Integrated Map of the Silkworm Reveals Synteny and Conserved Gene Order Between Lepidopteran Insects |...
A Second-Generation Integrated Map of the Silkworm Reveals Synteny and Conserved Gene Order Between Lepidopteran Insects. Yuji ... A Second-Generation Integrated Map of the Silkworm Reveals Synteny and Conserved Gene Order Between Lepidopteran Insects. Yuji ... A Second-Generation Integrated Map of the Silkworm Reveals Synteny and Conserved Gene Order Between Lepidopteran Insects. Yuji ... A Second-Generation Integrated Map of the Silkworm Reveals Synteny and Conserved Gene Order Between Lepidopteran Insects ...
http://www.genetics.org/content/173/3/1319.long
*  Lone gene could force re-think on pest insect control
CESAR researchers are now analysing these genes to determine their function in Drosophila and in the pest insects, the cotton ... The Drosophila gene causing all the concern is called Cyp6g1. It is part of a large family of genes called the Cytochrome P450 ... Lone gene could force re-think on pest insect control. 09.07.2003 ... The discovery of a single mutation in one gene has provided the ... Given the number of P450 genes present in Drosophila, it was unexpected that a single version of one gene could be associated ...
https://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life-sciences/report-19806.html
*  Isolation and characterization of a genomic clone for the gene of an insect molting enzyme, chitinase. - Semantic Scholar
This gene is organized into at least 11 exons in a region spanning , 11 kb. The sequenced M. sexta chitinase gene has a series ... Similarities in structure and organization between the M. sexta chitinase gene and chitinase genes from other sources are ... Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol. 23, 691-701 (1993)]. Restriction enzyme mapping and Southern blot analysis of four genomic clones ... sexta genome has only one chitinase gene detectable by the cDNA probe. ...
https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Isolation-and-characterization-of-a-genomic-clone-Choi-Choi/c3651b8a66e433a16a7d832877c4f104cabd7c95
*  Gene expression plasticity across hosts of an invasive scale insect species
Thus, across plant-eating insect species, there may be a common set of gene expression changes that enable host-use promiscuity ... Gene expression plasticity was pervasive, but the expression of most detoxification and effector genes was insensitive to the ... we investigated host-induced gene expression plasticity in the invasive lobate lac scale insect, Paratachardina pseudolobata ( ... hosts that induced lower expression of genes for detoxification induced higher expression of genes for growth. Our findings are ...
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176956
*  Gene needed for butterfly transformation also key for insects like grasshoppers
"So it looks like metamorphosis evolved in insects by restricting the expression of the broad gene to a short but intense period ... Juvenile hormone disappears in the last nymphal stage and the broad gene is no longer expressed, allowing the insect to make ... "This is the first time that anyone has seen the broad gene appear in the development of insects having incomplete metamorphosis ... The broad gene encodes a protein that attaches itself to a specific region of a DNA chain and controls which other genes will ...
http://www.biologynews.net/archives/2006/04/26/gene_needed_for_butterfly_transformation_also_key_for_insects_like_grasshoppers.html
*  Functional gap junction genes are encoded by insect viruses - Kent Academic Repository
Here, we describe the isolation of a gene family from two ichnoviruses that is homologous to the innexin gene family, which ... Gene Expression Regulation, Viral Insects/*virology Microscopy, Fluorescence Molecular Sequence Data Polydnaviridae/*genetics ... Turnbull, Matthew W. and Volkoff, Anne-Nathalie and Webb, Bruce A. and Phelan, Pauline (2005) Functional gap junction genes are ... Expression of ichnovirus genes in parasitized lepidopteran hosts leads to immune suppression and is essential for successful ...
https://kar.kent.ac.uk/6606/
*  Expression Profile of Defense Genes in Rice Lines Pyramided with Resistance Genes Against Bacterial Blight, Fungal Blast and...
... and the insect Asian rice gall midge (GM) that cause significant yield... ... 2017) display gene-for-gene interaction but with diversity mainly determined by the plant resistance gene and the insect ... Genes Involved in GM/BB Interaction. All the four genes noted earlier to be associated with insect resistance viz. Cytochrome ... Genes Involved in Rice BB Interaction. Two of the genes reported to be involved in rice-BB interaction, PR10a gene and ...
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12284-018-0231-4