periplaneta

Summary

Summary: A genus in the family Blattidae containing several species, the most common being P. americana, the American cockroach.

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  1. Mikani A, Wang Q, Takeda M. Brain-midgut short neuropeptide F mechanism that inhibits digestive activity of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana upon starvation. Peptides. 2012;34:135-44 pubmed publisher
    ..F (sNPF) was observed in the brain-corpus cardiacum and midgut paraneurons of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana...
  2. Willis M, Avondet J, Finnell A. Effects of altering flow and odor information on plume tracking behavior in walking cockroaches, Periplaneta americana (L.). J Exp Biol. 2008;211:2317-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We challenged freely walking virgin male cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, to track plumes of airborne female pheromone and then video-recorded and analyzed their responses as ..
  3. Eckert M, Herbert Z, Pollak E, Molnar L, Predel R. Identical cellular distribution of all abundant neuropeptides in the major abdominal neurohemal system of an insect (Periplaneta americana). J Comp Neurol. 2002;452:264-75 pubmed
    ..Instead, putative release sites of the clear vesicle-containing axons were detected peripherally to the PSOs, namely, on the hyperneural muscle...
  4. Sookrung N, Chaicumpa W, Tungtrongchitr A, Vichyanond P, Bunnag C, Ramasoota P, et al. Periplaneta americana arginine kinase as a major cockroach allergen among Thai patients with major cockroach allergies. Environ Health Perspect. 2006;114:875-80 pubmed
    b>Periplaneta americana is the predominant cockroach (CR) species and a major source of indoor allergens in Thailand. Nevertheless, data on the nature and molecular characteristics of its allergenic components are rare...
  5. Fusca D, Husch A, Baumann A, Kloppenburg P. Choline acetyltransferase-like immunoreactivity in a physiologically distinct subtype of olfactory nonspiking local interneurons in the cockroach (periplaneta americana). J Comp Neurol. 2013;521:3556-69 pubmed publisher
    ..To identify putative cholinergic local interneurons in the antennal lobe of Periplaneta americana, an antibody raised against the biosynthetic enzyme choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) was applied to ..
  6. Hiragaki S, Uno T, Takeda M. Putative regulatory mechanism of prothoracicotropic hormone (PTTH) secretion in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana as inferred from co-localization of Rab8, PTTH, and protein kinase C in neurosecretory cells. Cell Tissue Res. 2009;335:607-15 pubmed publisher
    ..C (PKC)-like immunohistochemical reactivities (-ir) were investigated in the brain of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana...
  7. Sudha V, Arora N, Gaur S, Pasha S, Singh B. Identification of a serine protease as a major allergen (Per a 10) of Periplaneta americana. Allergy. 2008;63:768-76 pubmed publisher
    ..This study was undertaken to isolate and characterize a protease from Periplaneta americana and determine its allergenicity.
  8. Park M, Takeda M. Starvation suppresses cell proliferation that rebounds after refeeding in the midgut of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:386-92 pubmed
    ..In the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, we investigated the effect of starvation on organ size and cell proliferation activity of the midgut,..
  9. Nye S, Ritzmann R. Motion analysis of leg joints associated with escape turns of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana. J Comp Physiol A. 1992;171:183-94 pubmed
    ..5. Metathoracic FT and CF joints showed a high degree of positive correlation during the escape movements. Indeed, many curves showing movement of metathoracic FT and CF joints with time were virtually identical...

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  1. Saïd I, Gaertner C, Renou M, Rivault C. Perception of cuticular hydrocarbons by the olfactory organs in Periplaneta americana (L.) (Insecta: Dictyoptera). J Insect Physiol. 2005;51:1384-9 pubmed
    ..In Periplaneta americana, CHs induce aggregation. The aim of our study was to investigate how CHs are detected by P...
  2. Matsui T, Matsumoto T, Ichihara N, Sakai T, Satake H, Watari Y, et al. The pars intercerebralis as a modulator of locomotor rhythms and feeding in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Physiol Behav. 2009;96:548-56 pubmed publisher
    ..PER-ir) in the PI and dorsolateral protocerebrum (DL) as well as in the OLs in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which raised the possibility that the PI or DL could be a clock element...
  3. Hansen K, Hauser F, Cazzamali G, Williamson M, Grimmelikhuijzen C. Cloning and characterization of the adipokinetic hormone receptor from the cockroach Periplaneta americana. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2006;343:638-43 pubmed publisher
    ..in Chinese hamster ovary cells of an adipokinetic hormone (AKH) G protein-coupled receptor from the cockroach Periplaneta americana...
  4. Shukolyukov S, Saakov V. American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) synthesizes carotenoids from the precursor. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2001;66:535-40 pubmed
    The level of an important carotenoid (beta-carotene) in the gut of Periplaneta americana depends on the content of the carotenoid in food: a carotenoid-fortified diet causes accumulation of beta-carotene up to 10 microg/g wet weight, ..
  5. Bembenek J, Sakamoto K, Takeda M. Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase from the testicular system of Periplaneta americana: primary protein structure and expression analysis. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2005;59:219-29 pubmed
    DNA encoding a fragment of putative arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, was amplified by PCR with degenerate primers based on the two peptides previously purified from the testicular ..
  6. Lang I, Walz B. Dye-coupling between cells of the salivary glands in the cockroach Periplaneta americana. Cell Tissue Res. 1999;298:357-60 pubmed
    ..dopamine and serotonin selectively stimulate the secretion of either protein-free or protein-rich saliva in Periplaneta americana, we investigated whether dye-coupling occurs between both acinar cell types and between duct cells...
  7. Ramos I, Miranda K, De Souza W, Machado E. Calcium-regulated fusion of yolk granules during early embryogenesis of Periplaneta americana. Mol Reprod Dev. 2006;73:1247-54 pubmed
    This work reported membrane fusion of yolk granules (YGs) during early embryogenesis of the insect Periplaneta americana (P. americana)...
  8. Genta F, Terra W, Ferreira C. Action pattern, specificity, lytic activities, and physiological role of five digestive beta-glucanases isolated from Periplaneta americana. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;33:1085-97 pubmed
    ..laminarinases (LAM, LIC 1, and LIC 2) and two cellulases (CEL 1 and CEL 2) were purified to homogeneity from Periplaneta americana midguts...
  9. Distler P, Boeckh J. Synaptic connections between identified neuron types in the antennal lobe glomeruli of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana: II. Local multiglomerular interneurons. J Comp Neurol. 1997;383:529-40 pubmed
    ..Such polysynaptic connections would be a substrate for a feed-forward "disinhibition" of projection neurons, which has been suggested on the basis of electrophysiological findings...
  10. Sudha V, Srivastava D, Arora N, Gaur S, Singh B. Stability of protease-rich periplaneta Americana allergen extract during storage: formulating preservatives to enhance shelf life. J Clin Immunol. 2007;27:294-301 pubmed
    ..americana proteins upto 12 months at 4 degrees C. Hence, EACA and sucrose together show better potential for stabilization of protease-rich extracts...
  11. Lopes A, Terra W. Purification, properties and substrate specificity of a digestive trypsin from Periplaneta americana (Dictyoptera) adults. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;33:407-15 pubmed
    A digestive trypsin from the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana, Dictyoptera) males was purified by a combination of anionic chromatographies in low and high pressure systems...
  12. Lang I, Walz B. Dopamine stimulates salivary duct cells in the cockroach Periplaneta americana. J Exp Biol. 1999;202:729-38 pubmed
    This study examines whether the salivary duct cells of the cockroach Periplaneta americana can be stimulated by the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin...
  13. Watanabe H, Nishino H, Nishikawa M, Mizunami M, Yokohari F. Complete mapping of glomeruli based on sensory nerve branching pattern in the primary olfactory center of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. J Comp Neurol. 2010;518:3907-30 pubmed publisher
    ..In the cockroach Periplaneta americana, axons of different types of sensory neurons housed in sensilla on antennae form dorsal and ventral ..
  14. Goel C, Govindaraj D, Singh B, Farooque A, Kalra N, Arora N. Serine protease Per a 10 from Periplaneta americana bias dendritic cells towards type 2 by upregulating CD86 and low IL-12 secretions. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012;42:412-22 pubmed publisher
    Serine protease activity of Per a 10 from Periplaneta americana induces airway inflammation and systemic Th2 response towards self and bystander allergen.
  15. Fakoorziba M, Eghbal F, Hassanzadeh J, Moemenbellah Fard M. Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana and Blattella germanica) as potential vectors of the pathogenic bacteria found in nosocomial infections. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2010;104:521-8 pubmed publisher
    ..poor standards of hygiene, heavy infestations with cockroaches, such as the peridomestic American cockroach (Periplaneta americana L.) and the domestic German cockroach (Blattella germanica L.), can occur...
  16. Neupert S, Fusca D, Schachtner J, Kloppenburg P, Predel R. Toward a single-cell-based analysis of neuropeptide expression in Periplaneta americana antennal lobe neurons. J Comp Neurol. 2012;520:694-716 pubmed publisher
    ..The olfactory system of Periplaneta americana is particularly well suited to accomplish this goal because several physiologically distinct neuron ..
  17. Okada J, Toh Y. The role of antennal hair plates in object-guided tactile orientation of the cockroach (Periplaneta americana). J Comp Physiol A. 2000;186:849-57 pubmed
    ..Under tethered conditions, the ability to turn towards and to establish antennal contact with a test object was significantly impaired...
  18. Thangam Sudha V, Arora N, Sridhara S, Gaur S, Singh B. Biopotency and identification of allergenic proteins in Periplaneta americana extract for clinical applications. Biologicals. 2007;35:131-7 pubmed
    ..This study aimed to standardize Periplaneta americana extract based on major IgE binding components using hypersensitive patients' sera...
  19. Jiang H, Zhang J, Wang J, Yang B, Liu C, Lu J, et al. Genetic engineering of Periplaneta fuliginosa densovirus as an improved biopesticide. Arch Virol. 2007;152:383-94 pubmed
    The smoky-brown cockroach (Periplaneta fuliginosa) densovirus (PfDNV) has previously shown potential in urban pest control...
  20. Oliveira D, Ramos I, Reis F, Lima A, Machado E. Interplay between acid phosphatase and cysteine proteases in mediating vitellin degradation during early embryogenesis of Periplaneta americana. J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:883-91 pubmed publisher
    In this work, we characterized the activities of two classes of proteases and AcP during early embryogenesis of Periplaneta americana. AcP activity was first detected at day 6 and reached a maximum level at day 10 of development...
  21. Troppmann B, Walz B, Blenau W. Pharmacology of serotonin-induced salivary secretion in Periplaneta americana. J Insect Physiol. 2007;53:774-81 pubmed
    The acinar salivary gland of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana, is innervated by dopaminergic and serotonergic nerve fibers...
  22. Woodman J, Cooper P, Haritos V. Neural regulation of discontinuous gas exchange in Periplaneta americana. J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:472-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Using Periplaneta americana at four oxygen levels (40%, 21%, 10% and 2% at 25 degrees C; n=6 per treatment), we present minimally ..
  23. Gomes F, Ramos I, Motta L, Miranda K, Santiago M, De Souza W, et al. Polyphosphate polymers during early embryogenesis of Periplaneta americana. J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:1459-66 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we show the mobilization of PolyP polymers during the embryogenesis of the cockroach Periplaneta americana...
  24. Rietdorf K, Lang I, Walz B. Saliva secretion and ionic composition of saliva in the cockroach Periplaneta americana after serotonin and dopamine stimulation, and effects of ouabain and bumetamide. J Insect Physiol. 2003;49:205-15 pubmed
    Isolated salivary glands of Periplaneta americana were used to measure secretion rates and, by quantitative capillary electrophoresis, Na(+), K(+), and Cl(-) concentrations in saliva collected during dopamine (1 micro M) and serotonin (1 ..
  25. Sookrung N, Indrawattana N, Tungtrongchitr A, Bunnag C, Tantilipikorn P, Kwangsri S, et al. Allergenicity of native/recombinant tropomyosin, per a 7, of American cockroach (CR), Periplaneta americana, among CR allergic Thais. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2009;27:9-17 pubmed
    In this study, native tropomyosin (Per a 7) of American cockroach (CR), Periplaneta americana, caught in Thailand was purified...
  26. Xiao B, Chen A, Zhang Y, Jiang G, Hu C, Zhu C. Complete mitochondrial genomes of two cockroaches, Blattella germanica and Periplaneta americana, and the phylogenetic position of termites. Curr Genet. 2012;58:65-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The complete mtDNA nucleotide sequences of the peridomestic American cockroach (Periplaneta americana L.) and the domestic German cockroach (Blattella germanica L...
  27. Vacha M. Laboratory behavioural assay of insect magnetoreception: magnetosensitivity of Periplaneta americana. J Exp Biol. 2006;209:3882-6 pubmed
  28. Zhukovskaya M. Modulation by octopamine of olfactory responses to nonpheromone odorants in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. Chem Senses. 2012;37:421-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that sensitivity to odors having different biological significances is modulated selectively at the peripheral as well as other levels of olfactory processing...
  29. Baumann O, Dames P, Kühnel D, Walz B. Distribution of serotonergic and dopaminergic nerve fibers in the salivary gland complex of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. BMC Physiol. 2002;2:9 pubmed
    ..To examine this model, we have analyzed the spatial relationship of dopaminergic and serotonergic nerve fibers to the various cell types...
  30. Grodzicki P, Caputa M. Social versus individual behaviour: a comparative approach to thermal behaviour of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) and the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana L.). J Insect Physiol. 2005;51:315-22 pubmed
    ..Therefore, the colony behaves as a homeothermic superorganism. In contrast, a single bee, isolated from the colony, utilizes a heterothermic strategy to save energy for a morning warm up...
  31. Butt S, Pitman R. Modulation by 5-hydroxytryptamine of nicotinic acetylcholine responses recorded from an identified cockroach (Periplaneta americana) motoneuron. Eur J Neurosci. 2002;15:429-38 pubmed
    Recordings from the soma of the cockroach (Periplaneta americana) fast coxal depressor motoneuron (Df) were made while acetylcholine (ACh) was regularly pressure-applied locally from a micropipette...
  32. Pai H, Chen W, Peng C. Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from hospital cockroaches (Periplaneta americana). J Hosp Infect. 2003;53:224-8 pubmed
    ..Among 203 cockroaches (139 Periplaneta americana and 64 Blattella germanica) collected from the hospitals, six Mycobacterium spp...
  33. Ottesen E, Leadbetter J. Diversity of formyltetrahydrofolate synthetases in the guts of the wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus and the omnivorous cockroach Periplaneta americana. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:4909-13 pubmed publisher
    ..No spirochete-like sequences were recovered from the omnivorous roach Periplaneta americana, which was dominated by Firmicutes-like sequences.
  34. Srinivasan R, Jambulingam P, Subramanian S, Kalyanasundaram M. Laboratory evaluation of fipronil against Periplaneta americana & Blattella germanica. Indian J Med Res. 2005;122:57-66 pubmed
    ..However, information on its effectiveness on different surfaces and at various density levels is not known. Therefore, the efficacy of a new formulation of fipronil 0.03 per cent (Goliath gel) was tested under laboratory conditions...
  35. Bouamamaa L, Sorlozano A, Laglaoui A, Lebbadi M, Aarab A, Gutierrez J. Antibiotic resistance patterns of bacterial strains isolated from Periplaneta americana and Musca domestica in Tangier, Morocco. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2010;4:194-201 pubmed
    ..This study examines Periplaneta americana and Musca domestica collected from the residential areas of six districts in Tangier, Morocco.
  36. Pai H, Ko Y, Chen E. Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana and Blattella germanica) as potential mechanical disseminators of Entamoeba histolytica. Acta Trop. 2003;87:355-9 pubmed
    ..b>Periplaneta americana (n=299) and Blattella germanica (n=29) were collected from 11 primary schools in an urban area of ..
  37. Brown A, Grossman S. The mechanism and modes of inhibition of arginine kinase from the cockroach (Periplaneta americana). Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2004;57:166-77 pubmed
  38. Motta L, Ramos I, Gomes F, de Souza W, Champagne D, Santiago M, et al. Proton-pyrophosphatase and polyphosphate in acidocalcisome-like vesicles from oocytes and eggs of Periplaneta americana. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2009;39:198-206 pubmed publisher
    ..work, we describe an H(+)-PPase activity in membrane fractions of oocytes and eggs of the domestic cockroach Periplaneta americana. The enzyme activity was optimum at pH around 7...
  39. Pueyo J, Lanfear R, Couso J. Ancestral Notch-mediated segmentation revealed in the cockroach Periplaneta americana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:16614-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We have cloned the Delta, Notch, and hairy genes in the cockroach Periplaneta americana, a basal insect with short germ-band development, and carried out functional assays of Notch activity ..
  40. Pai H, Chen W, Peng C. Isolation of bacteria with antibiotic resistance from household cockroaches (Periplaneta americana and Blattella germanica). Acta Trop. 2005;93:259-65 pubmed
    Cockroaches may harbor and disseminate microorganisms to the environment. In this study, Periplaneta americana and Blattella germanica were collected from 40 households in Kaohsiung City and Kaohsiung County, Taiwan...
  41. Ihara M, Hirata K, Ishida C, Kagabu S, Matsuda K. Blocking actions of alkylene-tethered bis-neonicotinoids on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed by terminal abdominal ganglion neurons of Periplaneta americana. Neurosci Lett. 2007;425:137-40 pubmed
    ..alkylene-tethered bis-neonicotinoids on the terminal abdominal ganglion neurons of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, were investigated using whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology...
  42. Prado M, Gir E, Pereira M, Reis C, Pimenta F. Profile of antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isolated from cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) in a Brazilian health care institution. Braz J Infect Dis. 2006;10:26-32 pubmed
    ..This fact contributes to the epidemiological chain, complicating therapeutics, and consequently, medical costs are increased...
  43. Bischof L, Enan E. Cloning, expression and functional analysis of an octopamine receptor from Periplaneta americana. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2004;34:511-21 pubmed
    ..and the pharmacology of octopamine receptors have been extensively studied in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. This paper reports the cloning of the first octopamine receptor from Periplaneta americana...
  44. Derst C, Messutat S, Walther C, Eckert M, Heinemann S, Wicher D. The large conductance Ca2+-activated potassium channel (pSlo) of the cockroach Periplaneta americana: structure, localization in neurons and electrophysiology. Eur J Neurosci. 2003;17:1197-212 pubmed
    ..We have cloned pSlo, the BK channel alpha subunit of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. The amino acid sequence of pSlo shows 88% identity to dSlo from Drosophila...
  45. Saïd I, Costagliola G, Leoncini I, Rivault C. Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and aggregation in four Periplaneta species (Insecta: Dictyoptera). J Insect Physiol. 2005;51:995-1003 pubmed
    Cuticular hydrocarbon (CH) profiles of four Periplaneta species were compared and their role in aggregation and interspecific recognition was evaluated. CH profiles are species specific and include from 19 to 25 hydrocarbons. P...
  46. Ichihara N, Okada M, Takeda M. Characterization and purification of polymorphic arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase from the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2001;32:15-22 pubmed
    ..two forms of arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT) from various organs of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Both forms of the enzyme had an equivalent molecular mass of 28 kDa...
  47. Tua W, Lai S. Induction of cysteine proteinase in the encapsulation of Hymenolepis diminuta eggs in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. J Invertebr Pathol. 2006;92:73-8 pubmed
    ..In the present study, the cockroach, Periplaneta americana was able to encapsulate Hymenolepis diminuta eggs within 24 h after injection...
  48. Sun D, Steele J. Characterization of cockroach (Periplaneta americana) fat body phospholipase A(2) activity. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2002;49:149-57 pubmed
    A phospholipase has been identified in the fat body of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which removes fatty acid from the sn-2 acyl position of an artificial substrate...
  49. Kelly K, Mote M. Electrophysiology and anatomy of medulla interneurons in the optic lobe of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana. J Comp Physiol A. 1990;167:745-56 pubmed
    ..6. Polarizational sensitivity was tested in preliminary experiments. Two neurons responded to the movement and direction of polarized light...
  50. Elia A, Orchard I. Peptidergic innervation of leg muscles of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.), and a possible role in modulation of muscle contraction. J Comp Physiol A. 1995;176:425-35 pubmed
  51. Hirashima A, Huang H. Homology modeling, agonist binding site identification, and docking in octopamine receptor of Periplaneta americana. Comput Biol Chem. 2008;32:185-90 pubmed publisher
    AY333178 (from Periplaneta americana, 628 AAs) was selected as a target octopamine receptor (OAR) class OAR2 for this study using Discovery Studio (DS Modeling1.1/1.2, Accelrys Inc.)...
  52. Blenau W, Baumann A. Molecular characterization of the ebony gene from the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2005;59:184-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the cloning of ebony cDNA (Peaebony) from a brain-specific cDNA library of the cockroach Periplaneta americana. The open reading frame encodes a protein of 860 amino acid residues (PeaEbony)...
  53. Washio H. Glutamate receptors on the somata of dorsal unpaired median neurons in cockroach, Periplaneta americana, thoracic ganglia. Zoolog Sci. 2002;19:153-62 pubmed
    ..on the soma membrane of the dorsal unpaired median (DUM) neurons in the thoracic ganglia of the cockroach, Periplaneta americana, using the intracellular recording technique...