Jerdon's jumping ant
Alias: Harpegnathos saltator, Harpegnathos saltator (Jerdon, 1851)
Gouignard N, Vanderstraete M, Cailliau K, Lescuyer A, Browaeys E, Dissous C. Schistosoma mansoni: structural and biochemical characterization of two distinct Venus Kinase Receptors. Exp Parasitol. 2012;132:32-9 pubmed publisher
..Recombinant SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 exhibit tyrosine kinase activities dependent on the binding of distinct small ligand molecules. SmVKR1 and SmVKR2 could represent paralogs with different functions in the parasite. ..
Vicogne J, Pin J, Lardans V, Capron M, Noël C, Dissous C. An unusual receptor tyrosine kinase of Schistosoma mansoni contains a Venus Flytrap module. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2003;126:51-62 pubmed
..The preferential localization of SmRTK-1 in sporocyst germinal cells and ovocytes could be in favor of its function in schistosome growth and differentiation...
Ahier A, Rondard P, Gouignard N, Khayath N, Huang S, Trolet J, et al
. A new family of receptor tyrosine kinases with a venus flytrap binding domain in insects and other invertebrates activated by aminoacids. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5651 pubmed publisher
..The identification of RTKs specific for parasites and insect vectors raises new perspectives for the control of human parasitic and infectious diseases...
Juliant S, Harduin Lepers A, Monjaret F, Catieau B, Violet M, CÃ©rutti P, et al
. The Î±1,6-fucosyltransferase gene (fut8) from the Sf9 lepidopteran insect cell line: insights into fut8 evolution. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e110422 pubmed publisher
..This feature suggests that the observed intron losses and gains may be linked to evolutionary innovations, such as the appearance of new orders. ..
Gruber C, Muttenthaler M. Discovery of defense- and neuropeptides in social ants by genome-mining. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32559 pubmed publisher
..genomes of social ants from Atta cephalotes (leaf-cutter ant), Camponotus floridanus (carpenter ant) and Harpegnathos saltator (basal genus)...
Zhang Z, Zhu S. Comparative genomics analysis of five families of antimicrobial peptide-like genes in seven ant species. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:262-74 pubmed publisher
..Our work not only enlarges the insect AMP resource, but also sheds light on the complexity and dynamic evolution of AMPs in ants...
Privman E, Wurm Y, Keller L. Duplication and concerted evolution in a master sex determiner under balancing selection. Proc Biol Sci. 2013;280:20122968 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that concerted evolution plays an adaptive role in the evolution of this gene family...
Vanderstraete M, Gouignard N, Ahier A, Morel M, Vicogne J, Dissous C. The venus kinase receptor (VKR) family: structure and evolution. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:361 pubmed publisher