Gene Symbol: HEX70b
Description: hexamerin 70b
Alias: GB10869, hexamerin 70b, larval storage protein
Species: bee

Top Publications

  1. Cunha A, Nascimento A, Guidugli K, Sim es Z, Bitondi M. Molecular cloning and expression of a hexamerin cDNA from the honey bee, Apis mellifera. J Insect Physiol. 2005;51:1135-47 pubmed publisher
    ..However, sugar-fed workers responded to the lack of dietary proteins by diminishing significantly the amount of HEX 70b subunits in hemolymph. Apparently, they use HEX 70b to compensate the lack of dietary proteins...
  2. Cristino A, Nunes F, Barchuk A, Aguiar Coelho V, Simões Z, Bitondi M. Organization, evolution and transcriptional profile of hexamerin genes of the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Insect Mol Biol. 2010;19 Suppl 1:137-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Temporal and spatial transcriptional profiles of N. vitripennis hexamerins suggest that they have physiological functions other than metamorphosis, which are arguably coupled with its lifestyle. ..
  3. Danty E, Arnold G, Burmester T, Huet J, Huet D, Pernollet J, et al. Identification and developmental profiles of hexamerins in antenna and hemolymph of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 1998;28:387-97 pubmed
    ..Three hexamerins in the 70 kDa range have been found (Hex70a, Hex70b, Hex70c). In worker and drone, Hex70a is the only hexamerin present in large amount in later adult stages...
  4. Evans J, Wheeler D. Differential gene expression between developing queens and workers in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999;96:5575-80 pubmed
    ..Caste determination in honey bees is typically thought of as primarily queen determination; our results make it clear that the process involves specific activation of genes in workers as well as in queens...