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Functional agonism of insect odorant receptor ion channels
In insects, odor cues are discriminated through a divergent family of odorant receptors (ORs). A functional OR complex consists of both a conventional odorant-binding OR and a nonconventionalExpand
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G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Anopheles gambiae
We used bioinformatic approaches to identify a total of 276 G protein–coupled receptors (GPCRs) from the Anopheles gambiae genome. These include GPCRs that are likely to play roles in pathwaysExpand
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Molecular basis of odor coding in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae
A systematic functional analysis across much of the conventional Anopheles gambiae odorant receptor (AgOR) repertoire was carried out in Xenopus oocytes using two-electrode, voltage-clampExpand
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Temporal phosphorylation of the Drosophila period protein.
The period gene (per) is required for Drosophila melanogaster to manifest circadian (congruent to 24 hr) rhythms. We report here that per protein (PER) undergoes daily oscillations in apparentExpand
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A highly conserved candidate chemoreceptor expressed in both olfactory and gustatory tissues in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.
Anopheles gambiae is a highly anthropophilic mosquito responsible for the majority of malaria transmission in Africa. The biting and host preference behavior of this disease vector is largelyExpand
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Identification of a distinct family of genes encoding atypical odorant‐binding proteins in the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae
We performed a genome‐wide analysis for candidate odorant‐binding protein (OBP) genes in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (Ag). We identified fifty‐seven putative genes including sixteen genesExpand
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Odor Coding in the Maxillary Palp of the Malaria Vector Mosquito Anopheles gambiae
BACKGROUND Many species of mosquitoes, including the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, utilize carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and 1-octen-3-ol as olfactory cues in host-seeking behaviors that underlieExpand
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Functional characterization of pheromone receptors in the tobacco budworm Heliothis virescens
Functional analyses of candidate Heliothis virescens pheromone odorant receptors (HvORs) were conducted using heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes. HvOR6 was found to be highly tuned toExpand
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Odourant reception in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
The mosquito Anopheles gambiae is the major vector of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. It locates its human hosts primarily through olfaction, but little is known about the molecular basis of thisExpand
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Olfaction: Mosquito receptor for human-sweat odorant
Female Anopheles mosquitoes, the world's most important vector of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, locate their human hosts primarily through olfactory cues, but the molecular mechanisms that underlieExpand
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