Walter S Leal

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Structure of an odorant-binding protein from the mosquito Aedes aegypti suggests a binding pocket covered by a pH-sensitive "Lid"
    Ney Ribeiro Leite
    Centro de Biotecnologia Molecular Estrutural, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 4:e8006. 2009
  2. pmc Quasi-double-blind screening of semiochemicals for reducing navel orangeworm oviposition on almonds
    Kevin Cloonan
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e80182. 2013
  3. pmc Conserved odorant-binding proteins from aphids and eavesdropping predators
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e23608. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Odorant reception in insects: roles of receptors, binding proteins, and degrading enzymes
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 58:373-91. 2013
  5. pmc Odorant receptor from the southern house mosquito narrowly tuned to the oviposition attractant skatole
    David T Hughes
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:797-800. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Identification, synthesis, and field evaluation of the sex pheromone of the citrus fruit borer Ecdytolopha aurantiana
    W S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 27:2041-51. 2001
  7. pmc Olfactory proteins mediating chemical communication in the navel orangeworm moth, Amyelois transitella
    Walter S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7235. 2009
  8. pmc GP-9s are ubiquitous proteins unlikely involved in olfactory mediation of social organization in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3762. 2008
  9. pmc Reverse and conventional chemical ecology approaches for the development of oviposition attractants for Culex mosquitoes
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3045. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification, synthesis, and field evaluation of the sex pheromone from the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella
    Walter S Leal
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 32:155-68. 2006

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Publications64

  1. pmc Structure of an odorant-binding protein from the mosquito Aedes aegypti suggests a binding pocket covered by a pH-sensitive "Lid"
    Ney Ribeiro Leite
    Centro de Biotecnologia Molecular Estrutural, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 4:e8006. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc Quasi-double-blind screening of semiochemicals for reducing navel orangeworm oviposition on almonds
    Kevin Cloonan
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e80182. 2013
    ..Compound 9 (later identified as isophorone) showed a significant reduction in oviposition in field assays and thus has a potential as a tool to control the navel orangeworm as a pest of almonds. ..
  3. pmc Conserved odorant-binding proteins from aphids and eavesdropping predators
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e23608. 2011
    ..We postulated that odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), which are highly expressed in insect olfactory tissues and involved in the first step of odorant reception, have conserved regions involved in binding (E)-ß-farnesene...
  4. doi request reprint Odorant reception in insects: roles of receptors, binding proteins, and degrading enzymes
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Annu Rev Entomol 58:373-91. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Odorant receptor from the southern house mosquito narrowly tuned to the oviposition attractant skatole
    David T Hughes
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:797-800. 2010
    ..However, geranylacetone, which stimulates the antennal ORN, was not detected by CquiOR10-expressing oocytes, thus raising interesting questions about reception of oviposition attractants in mosquitoes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Identification, synthesis, and field evaluation of the sex pheromone of the citrus fruit borer Ecdytolopha aurantiana
    W S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 27:2041-51. 2001
    ..Dosage tests showed better performance of traps baited with 1 mg than those with 0.1 mg of the pheromone blend, either in 100 : 1 or 10 : 1 ratio...
  7. pmc Olfactory proteins mediating chemical communication in the navel orangeworm moth, Amyelois transitella
    Walter S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7235. 2009
    ..Some constituents of the sex pheromone are unstable and could be replaced with parapheromones, which may be designed on the basis of molecular interaction of pheromones and pheromone-detecting olfactory proteins...
  8. pmc GP-9s are ubiquitous proteins unlikely involved in olfactory mediation of social organization in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3762. 2008
    ..Within the antennae, expression of SinvCSP is restricted to the last two segments, which are known to house olfactory sensilla...
  9. pmc Reverse and conventional chemical ecology approaches for the development of oviposition attractants for Culex mosquitoes
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e3045. 2008
    ..9 microg/l) and nonanal (0.15 ng/microl) is equivalent in attraction to the currently used infusion-based lure, and superior in that the offensive smell of infusions was eliminated in the newly developed synthetic mixture...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification, synthesis, and field evaluation of the sex pheromone from the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella
    Walter S Leal
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 32:155-68. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Selective and pH-dependent binding of a moth pheromone to a pheromone-binding protein
    Walter S Leal
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 31:2493-9. 2005
    ..These data suggest that specificity of PBPs contributes at least in part to the remarkable selectivity of moth's olfactory system...
  12. pmc Kinetics and molecular properties of pheromone binding and release
    Walter S Leal
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5386-91. 2005
    ..Fluorescence studies shed light on the contributions of Trp-37 and Trp-127 emissions to the overall fluorescence...
  13. ncbi request reprint Unusual pheromone chemistry in the navel orangeworm: novel sex attractants and a behavioral antagonist
    W S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 92:139-46. 2005
    ..Pyralidae), but (Z,Z)-11,13-hexadecadien-1-yl acetate is a behavioral antagonist. The new pheromone blend may be highly effective in mating disruption and monitoring programs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sex pheromone of the scarab beetle Phyllophaga elenans and some intriguing minor components
    Walter S Leal
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:15-25. 2003
    ..Traps baited with LIME caught ca. 150 beetles/trap/day, but catches did not increase with the addition of For-LIME and/or Ac-LIME in binary or tertiary blends...
  15. pmc NMR structure of navel orangeworm moth pheromone-binding protein (AtraPBP1): implications for pH-sensitive pheromone detection
    Xianzhong Xu
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Biochemistry 49:1469-76. 2010
    ..Our NMR studies reveal that acid-induced formation of the C-terminal helix at pH 4.5 is triggered by a histidine protonation switch that promotes rapid release of bound pheromone under acidic conditions...
  16. pmc Silent, generic and plant kairomone sensitive odorant receptors from the Southern house mosquito
    Pingxi Xu
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Insect Physiol 59:961-6. 2013
    ..While fenchone was the best ligand for the former, 3,5-dimethylphenol elicited the strongest responses in the latter. The newly de-orphanized ORs may be involved in reception of plant kairomones and/or natural repellents. ..
  17. pmc (1)H, (15)N, and (13)C chemical shift assignments of the mosquito odorant binding protein-1 (CquiOBP1) bound to the mosquito oviposition pheromone
    Xianzhong Xu
    Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Biomol NMR Assign 3:195-7. 2009
    ..We report complete NMR chemical shift assignments of Cqui-OBP1 bound to the MOP pheromone obtained at pH 7.0 and 25 degrees C (BMRB no. 16175)...
  18. pmc Pheromone binding to general odorant-binding proteins from the navel orangeworm
    Zhao Liu
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:787-94. 2010
    ..The related alcohol bound to AtraPBP1 with higher affinity than to AtraGOBP2. AtraGOBP1 bound both ligands with low but nearly the same affinity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Intriguing olfactory proteins from the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 91:426-31. 2004
    ..As indicated by circular dichroism (CD) spectra, the extra rigidity seems to prevent the predicted formation of a C-terminal alpha-helix at low pH...
  20. pmc Specificity determinants of the silkworm moth sex pheromone
    Pingxi Xu
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e44190. 2012
    ..The ligand is hypothesized to be accommodated by a large hydrophobic cavity within the helical bundle of transmembrane domains...
  21. pmc Identification and characterization of an antennae-specific aldehyde oxidase from the navel orangeworm
    Young Moo Choo
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e67794. 2013
    ..Additionally, AtraAOX2 could protect the insect's olfactory system from xenobiotics, including pesticides that might reach the sensillar lymph surrounding the olfactory receptor neurons...
  22. pmc Extrusion of the C-terminal helix in navel orangeworm moth pheromone-binding protein (AtraPBP1) controls pheromone binding
    Wei Xu
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 404:335-8. 2011
    ..We propose that extrusion of these C-terminal residues at neutral pH (or by the mutations in this study) exposes a hydrophobic cleft that promotes high affinity pheromone binding...
  23. ncbi request reprint Odorant-binding proteins from a primitive termite
    Yuko Ishida
    Department of Entomology University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 28:1887-93. 2002
    ..nevadensis may involve multiple odorant-binding proteins. Database searches suggest that the OBPs from this primitive termite are homologues of the pheromone-binding proteins from scarab beetles and antennal-binding proteins from moths...
  24. pmc Moth sex pheromone receptors and deceitful parapheromones
    Pingxi Xu
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e41653. 2012
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  25. pmc Generic insect repellent detector from the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17705. 2011
    ..R&D could be expedited and cost dramatically reduced with a molecular/physiological target to streamline putative repellents for final efficacy and toxicological tests...
  26. pmc Chiral discrimination of the Japanese beetle sex pheromone and a behavioral antagonist by a pheromone-degrading enzyme
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9076-80. 2008
    ....
  27. pmc RNAi-based demonstration of direct link between specific odorant receptors and mosquito oviposition behavior
    Fen Zhu
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 43:916-23. 2013
    ..This study linked for the first time specific receptors for 4-ethylphenol with increased oviposition in the important vector Cx. quinquefasciatus...
  28. ncbi request reprint Maxillary palps are broad spectrum odorant detectors in Culex quinquefasciatus
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Lab, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Chem Senses 32:727-38. 2007
    ..Maximum neuronal response was elicited with a 10 ng dose. A biological, ecological role of maxillary palps in detection of plant- and nectar-related sources is proposed...
  29. pmc Rapid inactivation of a moth pheromone
    Yuko Ishida
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:14075-9. 2005
    ..The rapid inactivation of pheromone, even faster than previously estimated, is kinetically compatible with the temporal resolution required for sustained odorant-mediated flight in moths...
  30. pmc Bombykol receptors in the silkworm moth and the fruit fly
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Departments of Entomology, Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Ecology and Evolution, and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9436-9. 2010
    ..As opposed to the empty neuron system in the basiconic sensilla, the structural, biochemical, and/or biophysical features of the sensilla make the T1 trichoid system of the fly a better surrogate for the moth receptor...
  31. pmc Pheromone reception in fruit flies expressing a moth's odorant receptor
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:16538-43. 2006
    ..We also found an endogenous receptor in one of the sensillum types on Drosophila antenna that responds to bombykol and bombykal with sensitivity comparable to the pheromone-detecting sensilla on B. mori male antennae...
  32. pmc Genome analysis and expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins from the Southern House mosquito Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus
    Julien Pelletier
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6237. 2009
    ..Interestingly, in Cx. quinquefasciatus olfactory-specific OBPs belong exclusively to four distinct phylogenetic groups which are particularly well conserved among three mosquito species...
  33. pmc Knockdown of a mosquito odorant-binding protein involved in the sensitive detection of oviposition attractants
    Julien Pelletier
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 36:245-8. 2010
    ..These data suggest that CquiOBP1 is involved in the reception of some oviposition attractants, and that high levels of OBPs expression are essential for the sensitivity of the insect's olfactory system...
  34. pmc Crystallographic observation of pH-induced conformational changes in the Amyelois transitella pheromone-binding protein AtraPBP1
    Eric di Luccio
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e53840. 2013
    ..Molecular dynamic trajectories suggest that the conformational change of the α1 helix facilitates the movement of the C-terminal helix...
  35. doi request reprint Molecular switches for pheromone release from a moth pheromone-binding protein
    Wei Xu
    Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 372:559-64. 2008
    ..The former leads to the formation of a new alpha-helix, which competes with pheromone for the binding pocket, whereas positive charge repulsion of the histidines opens the opposite side of the binding pocket...
  36. pmc Acute olfactory response of Culex mosquitoes to a human- and bird-derived attractant
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Department of Entomology, Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:18803-8. 2009
    ..quinquefasciatus can smell humans and birds. Nonanal and CO(2) synergize, thus, leading to significantly higher catches of Culex mosquitoes in traps baited with binary than in those with individual lures...
  37. pmc Probing insect odorant receptors with their cognate ligands: insights into structural features
    Pingxi Xu
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 435:477-82. 2013
    ..Experimental evidence indicates that these loops may not be specificity determinants, but they may form a cover to the yet-to-be-identified membrane embedded binding cavities of insect ORs...
  38. ncbi request reprint Protein that makes sense in the Argentine ant
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Naturwissenschaften 89:505-7. 2002
    ..In addition, these findings suggest that, as in Orthopterans and Phasmids, the protein that makes sense in the Argentine ant is not an odorant-binding protein, but rather a chemosensory protein...
  39. ncbi request reprint Cloning of putative odorant-degrading enzyme and integumental esterase cDNAs from the wild silkmoth, Antheraea polyphemus
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Lab, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, 95616, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 32:1775-80. 2002
    ..The transcript of Apol-ODE was detected by RT-PCR in male antennae and branches (sensillar tissues), but not in female antennae and other control tissues. Apol-IE was detected in male and female antennae as well as legs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Identification and cloning of a female antenna-specific odorant-binding protein in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus
    Yuko Ishida
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, University of California Davis, 95616, USA
    J Chem Ecol 28:867-71. 2002
    ..6%), OBPs from scarab beetles (35%), and moths (28%). In addition, CquiOBP showed the hallmark of insect odorant-binding proteins, the six Cys residues...
  41. pmc Odorant-binding proteins of the malaria mosquito Anopheles funestus sensu stricto
    Wei Xu
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15403. 2010
    ..An improved understanding of the function of malaria mosquito OBPs may contribute to identifying new attractants/repellents and assist in the development of more efficient and environmentally friendly mosquito controlling strategies...
  42. ncbi request reprint The crystal structure of an odorant binding protein from Anopheles gambiae: evidence for a common ligand release mechanism
    Mark Wogulis
    Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 339:157-64. 2006
    ..Because proteins from two distantly related insects also undergo a pH dependent conformational change involving the C-terminus that is associated with reduced ligand affinity, our results suggest a common mechanism for OBP activity...
  43. pmc Differential expression of olfactory genes in the southern house mosquito and insights into unique odorant receptor gene isoforms
    Walter S Leal
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:18704-9. 2013
    ..This transcriptome study led to identification of key molecular components and a repellent for the southern house mosquito...
  44. pmc Pheromone anosmia in a scarab beetle induced by in vivo inhibition of a pheromone-degrading enzyme
    Martine Maïbèche-Coisne
    Maeda Duffey Lab, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:11459-64. 2004
    ..As opposed to previous trials, the specificity of the inhibitor and pheromone system led to unambiguous evidence for the role of pheromone-degrading enzymes in the fast inactivation of pheromones...
  45. pmc Mosquitoes smell and avoid the insect repellent DEET
    Zainulabeuddin Syed
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13598-603. 2008
    ..In a sugar-feeding assay, both female and male mosquitoes avoided DEET. In addition, mosquitoes responding only to physical stimuli avoided DEET...
  46. pmc An odorant receptor from the southern house mosquito Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus sensitive to oviposition attractants
    Julien Pelletier
    Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e10090. 2010
    ..However, they are still unknown in the Southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, which transmits pathogens that cause human diseases throughout the world, including West Nile Virus in the United States...
  47. doi request reprint Characterization of olfactory genes in the antennae of the Southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus
    Julien Pelletier
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    J Insect Physiol 57:915-29. 2011
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  48. ncbi request reprint Oviposition responses of gravid female Culex quinquefasciatus to egg rafts and low doses of oviposition pheromone under semifield conditions
    Marieta A Braks
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:567-78. 2007
    ..This study is the first demonstration that the amount in a single raft induces oviposition of gravid Cx. quinquefasciatus females under semi-natural conditions...
  49. ncbi request reprint Pheromone unwrapping by pH flip-flopping
    Walter S Leal
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Lab, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Chem Biol 11:1029-31. 2004
    ..The chemical signal is emitted in the urine and received in the mucus of the trunk. The unwrapping of the package is pH mediated...
  50. pmc Odorant receptor-based discovery of natural repellents of human lice
    Julien Pelletier
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 66:103-9. 2015
    ..This study presents the first evidence of the OR pathway being functional in lice and identifies PhumOR2 as a sensitive receptor of natural repellents that could be used to develop novel efficient molecules to control these insects. ..
  51. pmc Mosquito odorant receptor for DEET and methyl jasmonate
    Pingxi Xu
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:16592-7. 2014
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  52. pmc Facile functional analysis of insect odorant receptors expressed in the fruit fly: validation with receptors from taxonomically distant and closely related species
    Carlos Ueira-Vieira
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, USA
    Cell Mol Life Sci 71:4675-80. 2014
    ..In summary, we validate the use of Orco-GAL4 driven UAS-OR lines along with EAG analysis as a simple alternative for de-orphanization and functional studies of insect ORs in an intact olfactory system...
  53. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior of the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
    Ana Lia Parra-Pedrazzoli
    Honorary Maeda Duffey Lab, Dept Entomology, Univ California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Neotrop Entomol 35:769-74. 2006
    ..Almost 80% of mating took place in the first two days after adult emergence, with females mating only once. About 55% of males mated only once and approximately 40% of the observed males mated twice and 5% tree times...
  54. ncbi request reprint A photoaffinity-labeled green leaf volatile compound 'tricks' highly selective and sensitive insect olfactory receptor neurons
    A A Nikonov
    Laboratory of Chemical Prospecting, National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science, 1-2 Ohwashi, Tsukuba 305-8634, Japan and. Department of Entomology, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Chem Senses 26:49-54. 2001
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  55. ncbi request reprint Assignments for the Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein fragment BmPBP(1-128) at pH 6.5
    Erich Michel
    J Biomol NMR 31:65. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Coil-to-helix transition and ligand release of Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein
    Catherine Lautenschlager
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 335:1044-50. 2005
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  57. ncbi request reprint NMR structure of the unliganded Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein at physiological pH
    Donghan Lee
    Institut fur Molekularbiologie und Biophysik, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    FEBS Lett 531:314-8. 2002
    ..The polypeptide folds in free BmPBP(B) and in crystals of a BmPBP-bombykol complex are nearly identical, indicating that the B-form of BmPBP in solution represents the active conformation for ligand binding...
  58. pmc Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein binding nonpheromone ligands: implications for pheromone recognition
    Catherine Lautenschlager
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Structure 15:1148-54. 2007
    ..9 and 2.0 A, respectively. These structures illustrate the remarkable plasticity in the ligand binding site of the PBP, but suggest the protein might still act as a filter during pheromone signal processing...
  59. ncbi request reprint Structural basis of ligand binding and release in insect pheromone-binding proteins: NMR structure of Antheraea polyphemus PBP1 at pH 4.5
    Fred F Damberger
    Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Mol Biol 373:811-9. 2007
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  60. ncbi request reprint Behavioral activity of stereoisomers and a new component of the contact sex pheromone of female German cockroach, Blattella germanica
    Dorit Eliyahu
    Department of Entomology and W M Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7613, USA
    J Chem Ecol 30:1839-48. 2004
    ..We now confirm that synthetic (3S,11S)-3,11-dimethylheptacosan-2-one elicits behavioral responses, but less so than its C29 homolog...
  61. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of the brownbanded cockroach, Supella longipalpa, to stereoisomers of its sex pheromone, supellapyrone
    César Gemeno
    Department of Entomology and W M, Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Gardner Hall Box 7613, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 7613, USA
    J Chem Ecol 29:1797-811. 2003
    ..Therefore, peak height and width are independent parameters of the EAG, probably representing different intrasensillar events, and likely resulting in the expression of different behavioral responses...
  62. ncbi request reprint Trapping of Phyllophaga elenans with a female-produced pheromone
    Allan C Oehlschlager
    Chem Tica Internacional, Apdo 159 2150, San Jose, Costa Rica
    J Chem Ecol 29:27-36. 2003
    ..More P. elenans were captured in treed borders than in grassy borders of sugarcane fields. The effective radius of the pheromone-baited vaned bucket trap is between 5 and 15 m...
  63. ncbi request reprint Peripheral coding of sex pheromone and a behavioral antagonist in the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica
    Alexander A Nikonov
    National Institute of Sericultural and Enotomological Science, Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Chem Ecol 28:1075-89. 2002
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Towards the identification and synthesis of the sex pheromone of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)
    Ana L Parra-Pedrazzoli
    Depto Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola, ESALQ USP 13418 900, Piracicaba, SP Brazil
    Neotrop Entomol 35:12-8. 2006
    ..6 min. In Y-olfactometer tests conducted at the time of mating activity, males were strongly attracted to caged virgin females as well as to extracts from putative pheromone glands...