Neal T Dittmer

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Affiliation: Kansas State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Proteomic and transcriptomic analyses of rigid and membranous cuticles and epidermis from the elytra and hindwings of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, United States
    J Proteome Res 11:269-78. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Insect multicopper oxidases: diversity, properties, and physiological roles
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 0116, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:179-88. 2010
  3. pmc Characterization of endogenous and recombinant forms of laccase-2, a multicopper oxidase from the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 0116, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:596-606. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Identification, mRNA expression and functional analysis of several yellow family genes in Tribolium castaneum
    Yasuyuki Arakane
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 3702, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:259-66. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of cDNAs encoding putative laccase-like multicopper oxidases and developmental expression in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, and the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 104 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:29-41. 2004
  6. pmc Kinetic properties of alternatively spliced isoforms of laccase-2 from Tribolium castaneum and Anopheles gambiae
    Maureen J Gorman
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:193-202. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Model reactions for insect cuticle sclerotization: cross-linking of recombinant cuticular proteins upon their laccase-catalyzed oxidative conjugation with catechols
    Richard J Suderman
    Department of Biochemistry, 103 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 3706, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:353-65. 2006
  8. pmc Characterization of the multicopper oxidase gene family in Anopheles gambiae
    Maureen J Gorman
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:817-24. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Model reactions for insect cuticle sclerotization: participation of amino groups in the cross-linking of Manduca sexta cuticle protein MsCP36
    Richard J Suderman
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:252-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Sequence of a cDNA and expression of the gene encoding a putative epidermal chitin synthase of Manduca sexta
    Yu Cheng Zhu
    Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, ARS USDA, 1515 College Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:1497-506. 2002

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Publications10

  1. doi request reprint Proteomic and transcriptomic analyses of rigid and membranous cuticles and epidermis from the elytra and hindwings of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, United States
    J Proteome Res 11:269-78. 2012
    ..This research shows that the elyra and hindwings, representatives of rigid and soft cuticles, have different protein and gene expression profiles for structural proteins that may influence the mechanical properties of these cuticles...
  2. doi request reprint Insect multicopper oxidases: diversity, properties, and physiological roles
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 0116, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:179-88. 2010
    ..However, the enzymatic properties and physiological functions of the remaining MCOs remain to be elucidated. A better understanding of the roles MCOs play in insect biology may help to develop new control measures of pest species...
  3. pmc Characterization of endogenous and recombinant forms of laccase-2, a multicopper oxidase from the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 0116, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:596-606. 2009
    ..9 mM and 0.47 mM, respectively, and apparent k(cat) values of 200 min(-1) and 180 min(-1). These results enhance our understanding of cuticle sclerotization, and may aid in the design of insecticides targeting insect laccases...
  4. doi request reprint Identification, mRNA expression and functional analysis of several yellow family genes in Tribolium castaneum
    Yasuyuki Arakane
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 3702, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:259-66. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Characterization of cDNAs encoding putative laccase-like multicopper oxidases and developmental expression in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, and the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae
    Neal T Dittmer
    Department of Biochemistry, 104 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 34:29-41. 2004
    ..MsLac2 showed strong expression in the pharate pupal and reduced expression in the early pupal epidermis, consistent with the laccases' presumed role in cuticle sclerotization...
  6. pmc Kinetic properties of alternatively spliced isoforms of laccase-2 from Tribolium castaneum and Anopheles gambiae
    Maureen J Gorman
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:193-202. 2012
    ..We conclude that laccase-2 splice isoforms are likely to oxidize the same substrates in vivo, and additional experiments will be required to discover any isoform-specific functions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Model reactions for insect cuticle sclerotization: cross-linking of recombinant cuticular proteins upon their laccase-catalyzed oxidative conjugation with catechols
    Richard J Suderman
    Department of Biochemistry, 103 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506 3706, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:353-65. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc Characterization of the multicopper oxidase gene family in Anopheles gambiae
    Maureen J Gorman
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, 141 Chalmers, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:817-24. 2008
    ..This initial study of mosquito MCOs suggests that MCO2 may be required for egg development or eggshell tanning in addition to cuticle tanning, while MCO1 and MCO3 may be involved in metal metabolism or immunity...
  9. doi request reprint Model reactions for insect cuticle sclerotization: participation of amino groups in the cross-linking of Manduca sexta cuticle protein MsCP36
    Richard J Suderman
    Department of Biochemistry, 141 Chalmers Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 40:252-8. 2010
    ..Taken together, these results indicate that lysyl residues are important for the cross-linking of the cuticle protein rMsCP36, but that additional residues other than histidine can also contribute...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sequence of a cDNA and expression of the gene encoding a putative epidermal chitin synthase of Manduca sexta
    Yu Cheng Zhu
    Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, ARS USDA, 1515 College Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:1497-506. 2002
    ..Further examination by RT-PCR showed that MsCHS1 expression is regulated in the epidermis, with the amount of transcript increasing during phases of cuticle deposition...