Experts and Doctors on larva in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk do, South Korea


Locale: Andong, Gyeongsangbuk do, South Korea
Topic: larva

Top Publications

  1. Bae S, Kim Y. Host physiological changes due to parasitism of a braconid wasp, Cotesia plutellae, on diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2004;138:39-44 pubmed
    ..Here, we show that C. plutellae has an endosymbiotic virus like other reported species in Microgastrinae, and suggest that it causes host developmental arrest and immune-depression at parasitization. ..
  2. Lee S, Nalini M, Kim Y. A viral lectin encoded in Cotesia plutellae bracovirus and its immunosuppressive effect on host hemocytes. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2008;149:351-61 pubmed publisher
    ..These results support an existence of a polydnaviral lectin family among Cotesia-associated bracovirus and propose its immunosuppressive function. ..
  3. Bae S, Kim Y. IkB genes encoded in Cotesia plutellae bracovirus suppress an antiviral response and enhance baculovirus pathogenicity against the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. J Invertebr Pathol. 2009;102:79-87 pubmed publisher
    ..When nonparasitized larvae were orally administered with a recombinant baculovirus containing CpBV-IkB, they showed a significant reduction in midgut melanotic response and an enhanced susceptibility to the baculovirus infectivity. ..
  4. Surakasi V, Mohamed A, Kim Y. RNA interference of ?1 integrin subunit impairs development and immune responses of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:1537-44 pubmed publisher
    ..exigua during immature development. These results suggest that ?Se1 plays crucial roles in performing cellular immune responses as well as larval development in S. exigua. ..
  5. Hwang J, Kim Y. RNA interference of an antimicrobial peptide, gloverin, of the beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, enhances susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis. J Invertebr Pathol. 2011;108:194-200 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that Seglv acts as an antimicrobial peptide especially against Gram-positive bacteria including B. thuringiensis. ..
  6. Ramjan Ali M, Kim Y. A novel polydnaviral gene family, BEN, and its immunosuppressive function in larvae of Plutella xylostella parasitized by Cotesia plutellae. J Invertebr Pathol. 2012;110:389-97 pubmed publisher
    ..plutellae and play crucial role in inducing immunosuppression. Homologous BEN family genes were found in other bracoviral genomes. We propose BEN domain-containing genes as a new functional gene family in polydnaviruses. ..
  7. Park Y, Kim Y. RNA interference of cadherin gene expression in Spodoptera exigua reveals its significance as a specific Bt target. J Invertebr Pathol. 2013;114:285-91 pubmed publisher
    ..thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki. These results suggest that SeCad1 is a specific target molecule to Cry1C toxin from B. thuringiensis in S. exigua, but not to Cry1A toxin...
  8. Kim Y, Ji D, Cho S, Park Y. Two groups of entomopathogenic bacteria, Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus, share an inhibitory action against phospholipase A2 to induce host immunodepression. J Invertebr Pathol. 2005;89:258-64 pubmed
    ..bovienni, X. poinarii, and P. luminescens) involved in these two genera. All our experiments clearly showed that these other bacteria also share their inhibitory action against PLA2 to induce host immunodepression...
  9. Gad W, Kim Y. A viral histone H4 encoded by Cotesia plutellae bracovirus inhibits haemocyte-spreading behaviour of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. J Gen Virol. 2008;89:931-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that CpBV H4 plays a critical role in suppressing host immune responses during parasitization...

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  1. Gad W, Kim Y. N-terminal tail of a viral histone H4 encoded in Cotesia plutellae bracovirus is essential to suppress gene expression of host histone H4. Insect Mol Biol. 2009;18:111-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that the viral H4 encoded in CpBV can alter host gene expression with its extended N-terminal tail...
  2. Shrestha S, Kim Y. Activation of immune-associated phospholipase A2 is functionally linked to Toll/Imd signal pathways in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Dev Comp Immunol. 2010;34:530-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that recognition of bacterial challenge initiates Toll and Imd pathways in T. castaneum, which subsequently induces the activation of immune-associated PLA(2)s as well as gene expression of various AMPs...
  3. Kwon B, Song S, Choi J, Je Y, Kim Y. Transient expression of specific Cotesia plutellae bracoviral segments induces prolonged larval development of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:650-8 pubmed publisher
    ..xylostella. These results suggest that CpBV can induce prolonged larval development of P. xylostella, and that at least some CpBV-PTPs may contribute to the parasitic role probably by altering titers of developmental hormones. ..
  4. Son Y, Kim Y. Immunosuppression induced by entomopathogens is rescued by addition of apolipophorin III in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. J Invertebr Pathol. 2011;106:217-22 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that ApoLpIII limits pathogenicity induced by parasitization or bacterial infection in P. xylostella. ..
  5. Srikanth K, Park J, Stanley D, Kim Y. Plasmatocyte-spreading peptide influences hemocyte behavior via eicosanoids. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2011;78:145-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these points strongly support our model showing that PSP acts via a plasmatocyte-surface receptor, which stimulates biosynthesis of the PGs responsible for mediating plasmatocytes spreading. ..
  6. Vatanparast M, Kim Y. Optimization of recombinant bacteria expressing dsRNA to enhance insecticidal activity against a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera exigua. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183054 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, targeting young larvae possessing weak RNase activity in the midgut lumen significantly enhanced RNAi efficiency and subsequent insecticidal activity against S. exigua. ..
  7. Kim M, Lee S, Chun Y, Na J, Kwon H, Kim W, et al. Heat Tolerance Induction of the Indian Meal Moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Is Accompanied by Upregulation of Heat Shock Proteins and Polyols. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:1005-1011 pubmed publisher
    ..interpunctella. These results suggest that the induction of heat tolerance in P. interpunctella involves the upregulation of these heat shock proteins and hemolymph polyol levels. ..