JAMES NARDI

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A hemocyte-specific integrin required for hemocytic encapsulation in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
    David M Levin
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:369-80. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuroglian on hemocyte surfaces is involved in homophilic and heterophilic interactions of the innate immune system of Manduca sexta
    Shufei Zhuang
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 31:1159-67. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Regenerative cells and the architecture of beetle midgut epithelia
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Morphol 273:1010-20. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Compartmentalization of microbial communities that inhabit the hindguts of millipedes
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Electronic address
    Arthropod Struct Dev 45:462-474. 2016
  5. doi request reprint A novel arrangement of midgut epithelium and hepatic cells implies a novel regulation of the insulin signaling pathway in long-lived millipedes
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    J Insect Physiol 91:76-83. 2016
  6. doi request reprint Segmental pairs of giant insect cells discharge presumptive immune proteins at each larval molt
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    Dev Biol 413:199-206. 2016
  7. pmc Sperm Cells of a Primitive Strepsipteran
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insects 4:463-75. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Specialization of midgut cells for synthesis of male isoprenoid pheromone components in two scolytid beetles, Dendroctonus jeffreyi and Ips pini
    J B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Tissue Cell 34:221-31. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Cell renewal in adjoining intestinal and tracheal epithelia of Manduca
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    J Insect Physiol 57:487-93. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Stem cells of the beetle midgut epithelium
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    J Insect Physiol 56:296-303. 2010

Research Grants

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint A hemocyte-specific integrin required for hemocytic encapsulation in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
    David M Levin
    Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 35:369-80. 2005
    ..These results indicate that activation of ligand-binding by the hemocyte-specific integrin plays a key role in stimulating plasmatocyte adhesion leading to encapsulation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Neuroglian on hemocyte surfaces is involved in homophilic and heterophilic interactions of the innate immune system of Manduca sexta
    Shufei Zhuang
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 31:1159-67. 2007
    ..The Ig domains of neuroglian are involved in both homophilic and heterophilic interactions, and subsets of these six different Ig domains may affect different functions of neuroglian...
  3. doi request reprint Regenerative cells and the architecture of beetle midgut epithelia
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Morphol 273:1010-20. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Compartmentalization of microbial communities that inhabit the hindguts of millipedes
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Electronic address
    Arthropod Struct Dev 45:462-474. 2016
    ..Films of microbes are adherent to the cuticle that lines the hindgut while those microbes in the remainder of the gut (i.e., foregut + midgut) represent mostly unattached inhabitants...
  5. doi request reprint A novel arrangement of midgut epithelium and hepatic cells implies a novel regulation of the insulin signaling pathway in long-lived millipedes
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    J Insect Physiol 91:76-83. 2016
    ..The long lifespans for which millipedes are known may be attributable to a novel pathway with reduced insulin signaling represented by the novel arrangement of hepatic storage cells and midgut epithelial absorbing cells. ..
  6. doi request reprint Segmental pairs of giant insect cells discharge presumptive immune proteins at each larval molt
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States Electronic address
    Dev Biol 413:199-206. 2016
    ..Dermal secretory cells may represent a new, unsuspected component of the innate immune system that release their proteins during the vulnerable molting period of an insect's life. ..
  7. pmc Sperm Cells of a Primitive Strepsipteran
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Insects 4:463-75. 2013
    ..This study examines global features of these insects' sperm cells along with specific ultrastructural features of their organelles. ..
  8. ncbi request reprint Specialization of midgut cells for synthesis of male isoprenoid pheromone components in two scolytid beetles, Dendroctonus jeffreyi and Ips pini
    J B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Tissue Cell 34:221-31. 2002
    ..All, or most, midgut cells of male I. pini and D. jeffreyi can secrete pheromones as well as digestive enzymes...
  9. doi request reprint Cell renewal in adjoining intestinal and tracheal epithelia of Manduca
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    J Insect Physiol 57:487-93. 2011
    ..Tracheal regenerative cells and their neighboring midgut regenerative cells proliferate and differentiate in concert during the coordinated growth of the midgut and its associated muscles, nerves and tracheal cells...
  10. doi request reprint Stem cells of the beetle midgut epithelium
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    J Insect Physiol 56:296-303. 2010
    ..This organization of stem cell pouches in insect midguts closely parallels that of regenerative crypts in mammalian intestines...
  11. doi request reprint The larval alimentary canal of the Antarctic insect, Belgica antarctica
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 61801, USA
    Arthropod Struct Dev 38:377-89. 2009
    ..These presumably represent stem cells for the adult midgut, while a ring of cells, marked by a discontinuity in nuclear size at the midgut-hindgut interface, presumably represents stem cells for the adult hindgut...
  12. doi request reprint Distinctive features of the alimentary canal of a fungus-feeding hemipteran, Mezira granulata (Heteroptera: Aradidae)
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 61801, USA
    Arthropod Struct Dev 38:206-15. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Neuroglian-positive plasmatocytes of Manduca sexta and the initiation of hemocyte attachment to foreign surfaces
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 30:447-62. 2006
    ..However, if neuroglian-positive plasmatocytes are separated from most granular cells, attachment of these plasmatocytes to foreign surfaces is suppressed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Clustering of adhesion receptors following exposure of insect blood cells to foreign surfaces
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Insect Physiol 51:555-64. 2005
    ..The formation of ring-shaped clusters of these adhesion receptors on surfaces of insect immune cells represents an evolutionary antecedent of the mammalian immunological synapse...
  15. ncbi request reprint Embryonic origins of the two main classes of hemocytes--granular cells and plasmatocytes--in Manduca sexta
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Dev Genes Evol 214:19-28. 2004
    ..By arising after basal laminae have been molded and remodeled by granular cells, plasmatocytes presumably do not encounter the cues that trigger their aggregation and an autoimmune response...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hematopoietic organs of Manduca sexta and hemocyte lineages
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Dev Genes Evol 213:477-91. 2003
    ..The circulating plasmatocytes derived from hematopoietic organs have higher ploidy levels than the granular cells and represent a separate lineage of hemocytes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins in antennae of the moth Manduca sexta
    James B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Cell Tissue Res 313:321-33. 2003
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Expression of lacunin, a large multidomain extracellular matrix protein, accompanies morphogenesis of epithelial monolayers in Manduca sexta
    J B Nardi
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 29:883-97. 1999
    ..This rich patchwork of distinct domains probably exerts multiple effects on a variety of cell behaviors associated with the complex phenomenon of epithelial morphogenesis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Multiple alpha subunits of integrin are involved in cell-mediated responses of the Manduca immune system
    Shufei Zhuang
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Dev Comp Immunol 32:365-79. 2008
    ..The individual alpha subunits of M. sexta integrins, like their integrin counterparts in mammalian immune systems, have critical, individual roles in cell-substrate and cell-cell interactions during immune responses...
  20. ncbi request reprint An integrin-tetraspanin interaction required for cellular innate immune responses of an insect, Manduca sexta
    Shufei Zhuang
    Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
    J Biol Chem 282:22563-72. 2007
    ..These studies involving antibody blocking, RNA interference, and binding assays imply a trans interaction of integrin and tetraspanin on hemocyte surfaces...

Research Grants1

  1. Adnesion Receptors of the Insect Immune System
    JAMES NARDI; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the molecular underpinnings of the insect immune response will clearly help in understanding the fate of pathogens in the blood of insect vectors of human diseases. ..