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The mode of action of Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins.
The use of synthetic organic insecticides developed during the last half of this century may pose risks to human health and can cause environmental prob­ lems. Consequently, interest has developed inExpand
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Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease
Ticks transmit more pathogens to humans and animals than any other arthropod. We describe the 2.1 Gbp nuclear genome of the tick, Ixodes scapularis (Say), which vectors pathogens that cause LymeExpand
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Mosquito (Aedes aegypti ) aquaporin, present in tracheolar cells, transports water, not glycerol, and forms orthogonal arrays in Xenopus oocyte membranes.
Previous results showed that mRNA encoding a putative aquaporin (AQP) (GenBank accession number AF218314) is present in the tracheolar cells associated with female Aedes aegypti Malpighian tubules.Expand
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Cloning of an aquaporin-like cDNA and in situ hybridization in adults of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae).
A cDNA encoding a putative water channel protein, aquaporin, was cloned from a cDNA library of Aedes aegypti Malpighian tubules. The cDNA encodes a 26.11 kDa protein similar to insect aquaporins fromExpand
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cDNA cloning and transcriptional regulation of the vitellogenin receptor from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
We describe the cloning of the first hymenopteran vitellogenin receptor (VgR) cDNA from the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, an invasive pest. Using reverse transcription polymerase chainExpand
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Oocyte membrane localization of vitellogenin receptor coincides with queen flying age, and receptor silencing by RNAi disrupts egg formation in fire ant virgin queens
In ant species in which mating flights are a strategic life‐history trait for dispersal and reproduction, maturation of virgin queens occurs. However, the specific molecular mechanisms that mark thisExpand
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Cloning and expression analysis of a 5HT7-like serotonin receptor cDNA from mosquito Aedes aegypti female excretory and respiratory systems.
In the mosquito Aedes aegypti, 5-HT changes the endogenous rhythm of contractions in the female hindgut and increases fluid secretion in the larval Malpighian tubule. The role of 5-HT as a diureticExpand
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Functional analysis of a G protein-coupled receptor from the southern cattle tick Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) identifies it as the first arthropod myokinin receptor.
The myokinins are invertebrate neuropeptides with myotropic and diuretic activity. The lymnokinin receptor from the snail Lymnaea stagnalis (Mollusca) has been the only previously identified myokininExpand
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Cloning and transcriptional expression of a leucokinin-like peptide receptor from the southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Leucokinins are invertebrate neuropeptides that exhibit myotropic and diuretic activity. Only one leucokinin-like peptide receptor is known, the lymnokinin receptor from the mollusc LymnaeaExpand
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The mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) leucokinin receptor is a multiligand receptor for the three Aedes kinins.
A cDNA cloned from Aedes aegypti (L.) (Aedae) female Malpighian tubule (AY596453) encodes a 584 amino acid residue protein (65.2 kDa) predicted as a G protein-coupled receptor and orthologue of theExpand
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