Gene Symbol: Tyr2
Description: pro-phenol oxidase subunit 2
Alias: PPO, PPO2, TcTyr2, TcproTyr2, pro-phenol oxidase subunit 2, AUGUSTUS-3.0.2_33469, GLEAN_15848, GLEAN_15849, Phenoloxidase subunit A3-like Protein, monophenol monooxygenase, o-diphenol oxidase, tyrosinase
Species: red flour beetle

Top Publications

  1. Arakane Y, Muthukrishnan S, Beeman R, Kanost M, Kramer K. Laccase 2 is the phenoloxidase gene required for beetle cuticle tanning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:11337-42 pubmed
    ..Two kinds of phenoloxidases, laccase and tyrosinase, have been proposed to participate in tanning, but proof of the true identity of the enzyme(s) responsible for ..
  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
    ..In contrast to haemocyanin and PPO, hexamerins do not bind oxygen, but mainly play a role as storage proteins that supply amino acids for insect ..
  3. Peuß R, Eggert H, Armitage S, Kurtz J. Downregulation of the evolutionary capacitor Hsp90 is mediated by social cues. Proc Biol Sci. 2015;282: pubmed publisher
    ..Our study poses the exciting question of whether evolvability might be regulated through the use of information derived from the social environment. ..