- Insect seminal fluid proteins: identification and functionFrank W Avila
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 56:21-40. 2011..Here, we review recent identification of insect SFPs and discuss the multiple roles these proteins play in the postmating processes of female insects...
- A requirement for the neuromodulators octopamine and tyramine in Drosophila melanogaster female sperm storageFrank W Avila
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4562-7. 2012..These findings identify a distinct role for TA and OA in reproduction, regulating the release of sperm from storage, and suggest a mechanism by which Drosophila females actively regulate the release of stored sperm...
- Molecular social interactions: Drosophila melanogaster seminal fluid proteins as a case studyLaura K Sirot
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 421 Biotechnology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
Adv Genet 68:23-56. 2009..We conclude with a discussion of the ways in which Sfps can both shape and be shaped by (in an evolutionary sense) the molecular social interactions in which they are involved...
- A Drosophila protease cascade member, seminal metalloprotease-1, is activated stepwise by male factors and requires female factors for full activityBrooke A LaFlamme
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
Genetics 196:1117-29. 2014..In addition, we find that expression of Semp1 in virgin females demonstrates that females can activate this protease on their own, resulting in activity that is complete but substantially delayed. ..