Jens Rolff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Immune function and parasite resistance in male and polymorphic female Coenagrion puella
    Gerrit Joop
    Zoologisches Institut, AG Okologie, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 6:19. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Why did the acquired immune system of vertebrates evolve?
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, Sheffield, UK
    Dev Comp Immunol 31:476-82. 2007
  3. pmc Bateman's principle and immunity
    Jens Rolff
    Evolution and Behaviour, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:867-72. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic constraints and sexual dimorphism in immune defense
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:1844-50. 2005
  5. pmc Selection on insect immunity in the wild
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2157-60. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Time constraints decouple age and size at maturity and physiological traits
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 164:559-65. 2004
  7. pmc Selection for parasitoid resistance alters mating success in Drosophila
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S154-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Invertebrate ecological immunology
    J Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, Sheffield, UK
    Science 301:472-5. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Temporal patterns in immune responses to a range of microbial insults (Tenebrio molitor)
    Eleanor R Haine
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    J Insect Physiol 54:1090-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Antimicrobial defense and persistent infection in insects
    Eleanor R Haine
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Science 322:1257-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. pmc Immune function and parasite resistance in male and polymorphic female Coenagrion puella
    Gerrit Joop
    Zoologisches Institut, AG Okologie, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 6:19. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Why did the acquired immune system of vertebrates evolve?
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, Sheffield, UK
    Dev Comp Immunol 31:476-82. 2007
    ..These combine to shape a powerful multi-level and multi-causal selective scenario that I propose could have moulded the acquired immune system...
  3. pmc Bateman's principle and immunity
    Jens Rolff
    Evolution and Behaviour, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:867-72. 2002
    ..In support of my arguments, I mainly use studies on insects that share innate immunity with vertebrates and have the advantage that they are easier to study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic constraints and sexual dimorphism in immune defense
    Jens Rolff
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Evolution 59:1844-50. 2005
    ..We furthermore show negative genetic correlations, strong indications of trade-offs, between immune traits for two pairs of traits in females...
  5. pmc Selection on insect immunity in the wild
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:2157-60. 2004
    ..We suggest that positive selection on PO activity in the year of study may be explained by annual fluctuations in parasite loads...
  6. ncbi request reprint Time constraints decouple age and size at maturity and physiological traits
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 164:559-65. 2004
    ..Intriguingly, the physiological responses are partly decoupled from age and size at maturity, which indicates that the predictive value of traits such as age and size at maturity might well be restricted...
  7. pmc Selection for parasitoid resistance alters mating success in Drosophila
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S154-5. 2003
    ..Parasitoid-resistant Drosophila melanogaster males achieved a higher mating success compared with non-resistant conspecifics. The underlying mechanism however remains elusive...
  8. ncbi request reprint Invertebrate ecological immunology
    J Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN, Sheffield, UK
    Science 301:472-5. 2003
    ..Using this empirical base, we pose general questions in areas that are of central importance for the development of ecological immunology...
  9. doi request reprint Temporal patterns in immune responses to a range of microbial insults (Tenebrio molitor)
    Eleanor R Haine
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    J Insect Physiol 54:1090-7. 2008
    ..There was no long-lasting upregulation of phenoloxidase activity, suggesting that this immune effector system is not involved in the management of microbial infections over a long time scale...
  10. doi request reprint Antimicrobial defense and persistent infection in insects
    Eleanor R Haine
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Science 322:1257-9. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that understanding of the management of antimicrobial peptides in natural systems might inform medical treatment strategies that avoid the risk of drug resistance...
  11. pmc Copulation corrupts immunity: a mechanism for a cost of mating in insects
    Jens Rolff
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:9916-8. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Functional consequences of blood clotting in insects
    Eleanor R Haine
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Dev Comp Immunol 31:456-64. 2007
    ..Our results demonstrate that haemolymph coagulation has major functional consequences, the most important of which is the compartmentalisation of the open haemocoel...
  13. doi request reprint Identification of immunological expressed sequence tags in the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor
    Adam J Dobson
    Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    J Insect Physiol 58:1556-61. 2012
    ..aureus. Amongst others, we identified mRNAs coding for various oxidative enzymes and two antimicrobial peptides. These ESTs provide a foundation for mechanistic study of Tenebrio's immune system...
  14. ncbi request reprint Time constraints mediate predator-induced plasticity in immune function, condition, and life history
    Robby Stoks
    Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, University of Leuven, Ch De Beriotstraat 32, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Ecology 87:809-15. 2006
    ..This indicates that predators can induce sublethal costs linked to both life history and physiology in their prey, and that time constraints can independently reduce the impact of predator-induced changes in life history and physiology...