Frank W Avila

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Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Retention of Ejaculate by Drosophila melanogaster Females Requires the Male-Derived Mating Plug Protein PEBme
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
    Genetics 200:1171-9. 2015
  2. pmc Insect seminal fluid proteins: identification and function
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:21-40. 2011
  3. pmc Integrated 3D view of postmating responses by the Drosophila melanogaster female reproductive tract, obtained by micro-computed tomography scanning
    Alexandra L Mattei
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:8475-80. 2015
  4. pmc Induction of excessive endoplasmic reticulum stress in the Drosophila male accessory gland results in infertility
    Clement Y Chow
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0119386. 2015
  5. pmc A requirement for the neuromodulators octopamine and tyramine in Drosophila melanogaster female sperm storage
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4562-7. 2012
  6. pmc Molecular social interactions: Drosophila melanogaster seminal fluid proteins as a case study
    Laura K Sirot
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 421 Biotechnology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Adv Genet 68:23-56. 2009
  7. pmc Mating-Induced Transcriptome Changes in the Reproductive Tract of Female Aedes aegypti
    Catalina Alfonso-Parra
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004451. 2016
  8. pmc Sex peptide receptor is required for the release of stored sperm by mated Drosophila melanogaster females
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Insect Physiol 76:1-6. 2015
  9. pmc Synthesis, depletion and cell-type expression of a protein from the male accessory glands of the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti
    Catalina Alfonso-Parra
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, 3131 Comstock Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Insect Physiol 70:117-24. 2014
  10. pmc A Drosophila protease cascade member, seminal metalloprotease-1, is activated stepwise by male factors and requires female factors for full activity
    Brooke A LaFlamme
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
    Genetics 196:1117-29. 2014

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Publications10

  1. pmc Retention of Ejaculate by Drosophila melanogaster Females Requires the Male-Derived Mating Plug Protein PEBme
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
    Genetics 200:1171-9. 2015
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  2. pmc Insect seminal fluid proteins: identification and function
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 56:21-40. 2011
    ..Here, we review recent identification of insect SFPs and discuss the multiple roles these proteins play in the postmating processes of female insects...
  3. pmc Integrated 3D view of postmating responses by the Drosophila melanogaster female reproductive tract, obtained by micro-computed tomography scanning
    Alexandra L Mattei
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:8475-80. 2015
    ..The 3D reconstructions provided by high-resolution micro-CT scans reveal how male and female molecules and anatomy interface to carry out and coordinate mating-dependent changes in the female's reproductive physiology. ..
  4. pmc Induction of excessive endoplasmic reticulum stress in the Drosophila male accessory gland results in infertility
    Clement Y Chow
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0119386. 2015
    ..The induction of strong ER stress in the insect male AG may provide a simple way for studying or manipulating male fertility, as it eliminates AG function while preserving sperm production. ..
  5. pmc A requirement for the neuromodulators octopamine and tyramine in Drosophila melanogaster female sperm storage
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:4562-7. 2012
    ..These findings identify a distinct role for TA and OA in reproduction, regulating the release of sperm from storage, and suggest a mechanism by which Drosophila females actively regulate the release of stored sperm...
  6. pmc Molecular social interactions: Drosophila melanogaster seminal fluid proteins as a case study
    Laura K Sirot
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 421 Biotechnology Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Adv Genet 68:23-56. 2009
    ..We conclude with a discussion of the ways in which Sfps can both shape and be shaped by (in an evolutionary sense) the molecular social interactions in which they are involved...
  7. pmc Mating-Induced Transcriptome Changes in the Reproductive Tract of Female Aedes aegypti
    Catalina Alfonso-Parra
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004451. 2016
    ....
  8. pmc Sex peptide receptor is required for the release of stored sperm by mated Drosophila melanogaster females
    Frank W Avila
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    J Insect Physiol 76:1-6. 2015
    ..Thus, SPR expression is necessary in both the nervous system and in female reproductive tract cells to mediate the release of stored sperm...
  9. pmc Synthesis, depletion and cell-type expression of a protein from the male accessory glands of the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti
    Catalina Alfonso-Parra
    Department of Entomology, Cornell University, 3131 Comstock Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Insect Physiol 70:117-24. 2014
    ....
  10. pmc A Drosophila protease cascade member, seminal metalloprotease-1, is activated stepwise by male factors and requires female factors for full activity
    Brooke A LaFlamme
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
    Genetics 196:1117-29. 2014
    ..In addition, we find that expression of Semp1 in virgin females demonstrates that females can activate this protease on their own, resulting in activity that is complete but substantially delayed. ..