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Pheromone reception in fruit flies expressing a moth's odorant receptor
We have expressed a male-specific, pheromone-sensitive odorant receptor (OR), BmorOR1, from the silkworm moth Bombyx mori in an “empty neuron” housed in the ab3 sensilla of a Drosophila Δhalo mutant.Expand
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Pheromone anosmia in a scarab beetle induced by in vivo inhibition of a pheromone-degrading enzyme.
Previous biochemical evidence suggests that a cytochrome P450 specific to male antennae of the pale-brown chafer, Phyllopertha diversa, has evolved as a pheromone-degrading enzyme. By using aExpand
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Discovery and molecular and biocatalytic properties of hydroxynitrile lyase from an invasive millipede, Chamberlinius hualienensis
Significance Hydroxynitrile lyase (HNL) has been isolated from plants and bacteria and is a valuable tool in the chiral-specific synthesis of cyanohydrins, which are important building blocks of fineExpand
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Effects of reach-scale canopy cover on trophic pathways of caddisfly larvae in a Japanese mountain stream
Differences in trophic pathways between reaches with and without tree canopy cover above the channel were assessed using stable isotopes in a 1.4-km stretch of the Kamo River, Japan. The trophicExpand
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A sacrificial millipede altruistically protects its swarm using a drone blood enzyme, mandelonitrile oxidase
Soldiers of some eusocial insects exhibit an altruistic self-destructive defense behavior in emergency situations when attacked by large enemies. The swarm-forming invasive millipede, ChamberliniusExpand
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Dynamics of airborne pollen particles from inhalation to allergic reaction in the nose.
BACKGROUND Pollinosis is common worldwide, and has been frequently studied. However, the intranasal dynamics of pollen grains have not yet been documented. The purpose of this study is to elucidateExpand
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Modeling Designers' Color Decision Processes Through Emotive Choice Mapping
A neural network-based inference system models designer selection based on the eventual results and the current state of the design to form designer strategies for color design support. Expand
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Effect of Glycosylation on the Biocatalytic Properties of Hydroxynitrile Lyase from the Passion Fruit, Passiflora edulis: A Comparison of Natural and Recombinant Enzymes
A hydroxynitrile lyase from the passion fruit Passiflora edulis (PeHNL) was isolated from the leaves and showed high stability in biphasic co‐organic solvent systems for cyanohydrin synthesis.Expand
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[Natural airborne pollen contamination of clothes and facial skin].
OBJECTIVE To clarify natural airborne Japanese cedar pollen contamination of clothes (cotton made T shirt and cap) and face skin for preventive strategy against pollinosis. METHODS TenExpand
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Odorant-Binding Protein from Culex tarsalis, the Most Competent Vector of West Nile Virus in California
Abstract We have identified and cloned an odorantbinding protein from the female mosquito, Culex tarsalis (CtarOBP). As expected for an olfactory protein, CtarOBP was detected by gel electrophoresisExpand
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