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  1. Elimination of C-6-hydrogen during the formation of ecdysteroids from cholesterol in Locusta migratoria ovaries

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    Fujimoto, Y.; Hiramoto, M.; Kakinuma, K.; Ikekawa, N. (Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan))

    1989-03-01

    Being administered to Locusta migratoria adult females, (6-{sup 3}H, 4-{sup 14}C)cholesterol was incorporated into ecdysone and 2-deoxyecdysone. The ratio of {sup 3}H/{sup 14}C of the two ecdysteroids isolated from newly laid eggs revealed that C-6-hydrogen of cholesterol was eliminated during the conversion to ecdysteroids in the ovaries of the insects. Thus, a hypothetical mechanism involving migration of the C-6-hydrogen to the C-5 position in the formation of A/B cis junction turned out to be less likely.

  2. Restricted occurrence of Locusta migratoria ovary maturing parsin in the brain-corpora cardiaca complex of various insect species.

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    Richard, O; Tamarelle, M; Geoffre, S; Girardie, J

    1994-09-01

    Ovary maturing parsin (OMP) is a gonadotrophic molecule previously isolated from the neurosecretory lobes of the corpora cardiaca of Locusta migratoria (acridian Orthoptera). A polyclonal antiserum directed against the two biologically active domains of the L. migratoria (Lom) OMP was used to investigate the occurrence of Lom OMP-like substances in brain-corpora cardiaca complexes of other insect species. Using immunohistochemistry, specimens of 40 different insect species belonging to 13 insect orders were tested. The Lom OMP-like substance was strictly limited to specimens of insect species belonging to the Acridae. It occurred in non-basophilic cells of the pars intercerebralis that project to the corpora cardiaca, as in Locusta. Although the antiserum only detected Lom OMP-like material in the Acridae, it is possible that related molecules exist in other insects. The antiserum may be very specific for domains of the Lom OMP molecule that have not been highly conserved during evolution or possibly these domains are not accessible to the antiserum in other insects.

  3. Arguments for two distinct gonadotropic activities triggered by different domains of the ovary maturating parsin of Locusta migratoria.

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    Girardie, J; Geoffre, S; Delbecque, J -P.; Girardie, A

    1998-11-01

    To complete previous results concerning the role of the ovary maturating parsin of Locusta migratoria (Lom OMP), we determined, by an enzyme immunoassay, the titers of circulating ecdysteroids and analyzed circulating vitellogenin (Vg) and oöcyte growth following (1) suppression of 20 hydroxyecdysone (20E) and (2) injection of the Lom OMP, either as an entire molecule in allatectomized adults or as smaller peptides in allatectomized fifth-instar larvae females. Titers of ecdysteroids appeared unrelated to the presence of circulating Vg but increased during the first phase of vitellogenesis and injection of OMP accelerated the occurrence of circulating 20E. Nevertheless, immunoneutralization of 20E at the beginning of adult life delayed but did not prevent rapid oöcyte growth contrary to immunoneutralization of Lom OMP suggesting an additive gonadotropic effect of the neurohormone, distinct from that of 20E. Of two synthetic peptides corresponding to the C- and N-terminal gonadotropic domains of the OMP, respectively, only the C-terminal peptide was able to induce Vg in allatectomized larvae. After metamorphosis, injection of OMP did not induce Vg in adults allatectomized at the beginning of imaginal life but improved the maintenance of circulating Vg in adults allatectomized after Vg appeared in the haemolymph. This result suggests that OMP either delays the Vg mRNA decay or increases the translation of Vg mRNA. Thus, Lom OMP appears to have two distinct roles: an ecdysteroidogenic effect triggered by its C-terminal domain with the ovary as the target tissue and a protecting effect on Vg mRNA probably triggered by its other gonadotropic domain, the N-terminal, with the fat body as the target tissue.

  4. Complete mitochondrial genome of Locusta migratoria migratoria (Orthoptera: Oedipodidae): three tRNA-like sequences on the N-strand.

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    Ye, Hai-Yan; Xiao, Li-Li; Zhou, Zhi-Jun; Huang, Yuan

    2012-02-01

    The complete 16053 bp mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) sequence of Locusta migratoria migratoria has been determined. This mitogenome contains the base compositional biases and codon usage typical of metazoans, and the RSCU values indicate a negative correlation with the C and G contents in codon. The orientation and gene order of the L. migratoria migratoria is identical to Locusta migratoria migratoiodes. An unusual feature of the L. migratoria migratoria mitogenome is the presence of three tRNA-like structures on the N-strand: one tRNA(Ile)-like and two tRNA(Leu(CUN))-like sequences. The tRNA-like sequences have proper folding structures and anticodons sequences. Two repeated DNA sequences, Rpt I and Rpt II, were found in the A+T-rich region of the L. migratoria migratoria mitogenome. Both repeated sequences have various features. In the 5' region of Rpt I, a 51 bp fragment is localized in the srRNA gene; and there are two tandemly sub-repeated DNA sequences (sub-Rpts), Rpt 1-4, within Rpt I and Rpt II. One stem-loop structure on the N-strand that may be involved in the N-strand replication initiation was found in the A+T-rich region.

  5. Biochemical and histological effects of gibberellic acid on Locusta migratoria migratoria fifth instar larvae.

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    Abdellaoui, Khemais; Ben Halima-Kamel, Monia; Acheuk, Fatma; Soltani, Noureddine; Aribi, Nadia; Hamouda, Mohamed HabibBen

    2013-09-01

    Experiments were conducted to assess the effect of gibberellic acid (GA3), a plant growth regulator, on Locusta migratoria migratoria fifth instar larvae. Newly emerged larvae were exposed to various concentrations of GA3 administered by topical application or by forced ingestion. Results showed that treated insects exhibited toxic symptoms with a dose-dependent mortality. GA3 toxicity was also demonstrated by perturbation of the moult processes. In fact, we noted that treated insects present exuviations difficulties due to the impossibility to reject the old integuments causing mortality in the 5th instar larvae. Histological study of proventriculus revealed alterations in the epithelial cells and absence of apolysis phenomenon. Data also showed that GA3 induced significant quantitative variation of haemolymph metabolites. These changes result in a significant decrease in the total concentration of proteins and carbohydrates and an increase in the total concentration of haemolymph lipids.

  6. Unexpected relationships of substructured populations in Chinese Locusta migratoria

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    Ji Ya-Jie

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Highly migratory species are usually expected to have minimal population substructure because strong gene flow has the effect of homogenizing genetic variation over geographical populations, counteracting random drift, selection and mutation. The migratory locust Locusta migratoria belongs to a monotypic genus, and is an infamous pest insect with exceptional migratory ability – with dispersal documented over a thousand kilometers. Its distributional area is greater than that of any other locust or grasshopper, occurring in practically all the temperate and tropical regions of the eastern hemisphere. Consequently, minimal population substructuring is expected. However, in marked contrast to its high dispersal ability, three geographical subspecies have been distinguished in China, with more than nine being biologically and morphologically identified in the world. Such subspecies status has been under considerable debate. Results By multilocus microsatellite genotyping analysis, we provide ample genetic evidence for strong population substructure in this highly migratory insect that conforms to geography. More importantly, our genetic data identified an unexpected cryptic subdivision and demonstrated a strong affiliation of the East China locusts to those in Northwest/Northern China. The migratory locusts in China formed three distinct groups, viz. (1 the Tibetan group, comprising locusts from Tibet and nearby West China high mountain regions; this is congruent with the previously recognized Tibetan subspecies, L. m. tibetensis; (2 the South China group, containing locusts from the Hainan islands; this corresponds to the Southeast Asia oriental tropical subspecies L. m. manilensis; (3 the North China group, including locusts from the Northwest and Northern China (the Asiatic subspecies L. m. migratoria, Central China and Eastern China regions. Therefore, the traditional concept on Locusta subspecies status established from

  7. Crystal structure of the Locusta migratoria odorant binding protein.

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    Zheng, Jiangge; Li, Junru; Han, Lei; Wang, Yang; Wu, Wei; Qi, Xiaoxuan; Tao, Ye; Zhang, Long; Zhang, Ziding; Chen, Zhongzhou

    2015-01-16

    Locusta migratoria (Lmig) causes enormous losses to agricultural products, especially because it often infests the world with great swarms as locust plagues. Locusts find their plant hosts on which they feed through their olfactory system, in which odorant binding proteins (OBPs) play an important role. Previous study indicated that the amino acid sequences of LmigOBP showed low similarity to OBPs from other insect orders and we speculated that it might perform unique binding behavior. Here, we solved the first LmigOBP1 structure at 1.65Å, which is a monomer in solution and disulfide bonds play a key role in maintaining its function. We show that LmigOBP1 possesses a unique seventh α-helix, which is located at the surface with strong interactions with the LmigOBP1 scaffold consisting of other six α-helices. Moreover, the seventh α-helix forms a wall of an "L" shaped internal hydrophobic cavity to accommodate linear ligands, which is consistent with the binding experiments. We also demonstrate that the ligand-binding pocket in LmigOBP1 is greatly different from that in the closest homologs mosquito OBPs. Taken together, this study provides a structural basis for designing small inhibitors to control locust.

  8. The mechanism for microsporidian parasite suppression of the hindgut bacteria of the migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Tan, Shu-Qian; Zhang, Kai-Qi; Chen, Hong-Xing; Ge, Yang; Ji, Rong; Shi, Wang-Peng

    2015-11-27

    Locusts aggregate into bands of nymphs and swarms of adults that can pose a major threat to crop. Previous studies have shown that infection by the microsporidian parasite Paranosema locustae prevents locust aggregation behavior and we show that gut bacteria, which produce components of locust aggregation pheromones, are substantially reduced in locusts infected with P. locustae. We found that P. locustae could reduce the diversity, abundance and community composition of Locusta migratoria's gut bacteria. The parasite infection was also shown to interrupt the peroxidase activity of locust hindgut. Genome-wide expression analysis showed that the parasite infection suppressed peroxidase mRNA relative expression of locust hindgut, but had no effects on attacin expression and superoxide dismutase at 16 d post-inoculation with 20,000 P. locustae spores. Our findings reveal the mechanisms by which P. locustae impairs bacterial diversity and community structure of Locusta migratoria's gut bacteria.

  9. Hypertrehalosaemic and hyperlipaemic responses to adipokinetic hormone in fifth larval instar locusts, Locusta migratoria

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    Horst, D.J. van der; Marrewijk, W.J.A. van; Broek, A.Th.M. van den; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1984-01-01

    In fifth instar larvae of Locusta migratoria the haemolymph lipid concentration is elevated after injection of adipokinetic hormone (AKH). This hyperlipaemic response in larvae remains substantially lower than in adults; over 75% of the mobilized lipid consists of diacylglycerol. In addition, unlike

  10. Regulation of substrate utilization in the flight muscle of the locust, Locusta migratoria, during flight

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    Worm, R.A.A.; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    The concentrations of metabolites involved in carbohydrate metabolizing pathways, of amino acids and adenine nucleotides in the flight muscles of Locusta migratoria were determined during a fligt of 2 hr. During the first 15 min of flight, glycogen and glucose concentrations decreased to reach appro

  11. Effects of diet on the chemical composition of migratory locusts (Locusta migratoria)

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    Oonincx, D.G.A.B.; Poel, van der A.F.B.

    2011-01-01

    An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of diet on the chemical composition of migratory locusts (Locusta migratoria L.). Fresh and dry weight and the contents of dry matter, ash, lipid, protein, Ca, K, Mg, Na, P, Cu, Fe, Zn, retinol, lutein, zeaxanthine, cryptoxanthin, carotenes, lycop

  12. Regulation of substrate utilization in the flight muscle of the locust, Locusta migratoria, during flight

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    Worm, R.A.A.; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    The concentrations of metabolites involved in carbohydrate metabolizing pathways, of amino acids and adenine nucleotides in the flight muscles of Locusta migratoria were determined during a fligt of 2 hr. During the first 15 min of flight, glycogen and glucose concentrations decreased to reach

  13. Joint action of Beauveria bassiana and the insect growth regulators diflubenzuron and novaluron, on the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria

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    Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin and sublethal concentrations of the insect growth regulators (IGR) diflubenzuron and novaluron were applied simultaneously and sequentially to second instar Locusta migratoria migratorioides (Sauss.) to determine the interaction between these materials and an e...

  14. Argonaute 1 is indispensable for juvenile hormone mediated oogenesis in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Song, Jiasheng; Guo, Wei; Jiang, Feng; Kang, Le; Zhou, Shutang

    2013-09-01

    Juvenile hormone (JH) is the primary hormone controlling vitellogenesis and oocyte maturation in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria, an evolutionarily primitive insect species with panoistic ovaries. However, molecular mechanisms of locust oogenesis remain unclear and the role of microRNA (miRNA) in JH mediated locust vitellogenesis and oocyte maturation has not been explored. Using miRNA sequencing and quantification with small RNA libraries derived from fat bodies of JH-deprived versus JH analog-exposed female adult locusts, we have identified 83 JH up-regulated and 60 JH down-regulated miRNAs. QRT-PCR validation has confirmed that transcription of selected miRNAs responded to JH administration and correlated with changes in endogenous hemolymph JH titers. Depletion of Argonaute 1 (Ago1), a key regulator of miRNA biogenesis and function by RNAi in female adult locusts dramatically decreased the expression of vitellogenin (Vg) and severely impaired follicular epithelium development, terminal oocyte maturation and ovarian growth. Our data indicate that Ago1 and Ago1-dependent miRNAs play a crucial role in locust vitellogenesis and egg production.

  15. Identification and characteristic analysis of the catalase gene from Locusta migratoria.

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    Zhang, Xueyao; Li, Yahong; Wang, Junxiu; Zhang, Tingting; Li, Tao; Dong, Wei; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2016-09-01

    Catalase (CAT) is a ubiquitous antioxidant enzyme in almost all living organisms exposed to atmosphere, which involved in decomposing harmful hydrogen peroxide, into oxygen and water. In this study, a full-length cDNA (1524bp) encoding the catalase gene (LmCAT) from Locusta migratoria was cloned (accession number KT716445). The open reading frame of the LmCAT gene encoded 507 amino acids and shared 57.8%-97.8% amino acid identities with other insect CATs. The coding region was interrupted by 9 introns, while its promoter region contained 15 putative binding sites for 5 kinds of transcriptional regulation factors. For the stage-specific expression profile, LmCAT was highly expressed in the fourth-instar nymphs. For the tissue-specific expression profile, the LmCAT transcripts were highest in the fat bodies, and relatively abundant in the gastric caecum, Malpighian tubules, ovary and integument. Moreover, the result showed that quercetin could significantly induce the expression level of LmCAT. The expression of LmCAT could be silenced by RNAi, but the moralities were not significantly different between control and RNAi groups. Our results would provide valuable information for further study on the ROS regulation mechanism in insect.

  16. Identification of pheromone-like compounds in male reproductive organs of the oriental locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Ban, Liping; Napolitano, Elio; Serra, Andrea; Zhou, Xianhong; Iovinella, Immacolata; Pelosi, Paolo

    2013-08-09

    Despite the great economical interest of locusts in agriculture, knowledge on their chemoreception systems is still poor. Phenylacetonitrile is recognised as a pheromone of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria, triggering gregarization, promoting aggregation and inhibiting courtship. However, in the other major locust species, Locusta migratoria, pheromones have not been reported. We have identified the two isomers of naphthylpropionitrile from the male reproductive organs of L. migratoria. Chemical synthesis has confirmed the identity of the two compounds. Both isomers show significant affinity to CSP91, a protein reported in the testis, but not to three other proteins of the same family (CSP180, CSP540 and CSP884) expressed in female accessory glands. The striking similarity of these compounds with phenylacetonitrile and the unusual nature of such chemicals strongly suggest that naphthylpropionitrile could be pheromones for L. migratoria, while their site of expression and binding activity indicate a role in communication between sexes.

  17. Identification and characterization of a gene encoding a UBX domain-containing protein in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    He, Zheng-Bo; Xie, Yu; Si, Feng-Ling; Chen, Bin

    2013-08-01

    Ubiquitin regulatory X (UBX) domain-containing proteins are believed to function as cofactors for p97/CDC48, an adenosine triphosphatase shown to be involved in multiple cellular processes. In the present study, a full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) of UBX domain-containing gene, termed LmUBX1, was cloned from Locusta migratoria manilensis and characterized, using random amplification of cDNA ends polymerase chain reaction (RACE PCR), sequence analysis and quantitative real-time PCR. LmUBX1, 1 600 bp in length, is predicted to encode a 446-amino acid protein with a predicted molecular weight of 51.18 kDa that contains a central PUB domain and a carboxy-terminal UBX domain. Homology analysis revealed that LmUBX1 has higher similarity to the known UBX domain-containing proteins from insects than from other species. Moreover, based on sequence characteristics and phylogenetic relationships, it is suggested that LmUBX1 can be classified into the UBXD1 subfamily. Expression analysis founded that LmUBX1 exhibited significant expression variations at different developmental stages and in different tissues, suggesting that the expression of LmUBX1 was highly regulated. Interestingly, its messenger RNA transcript was more abundant in ovary and testis than in other tissues examined, suggesting that it may have more important roles in the reproductive system. In addition, LmUBX1 was differentially expressed in gregarious and solitary locusts and was significantly up-regulated in third and fifth instars of gregarious locusts, implying that LmUBX1 was also likely involved in the phase polyphenisms in L. migratoria manilensis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cloning of a full-length cDNA of UBX domain-containing gene from L. migratoria manilensis.

  18. The cytogenetic effects of the aqueous extracts of migratory locust (Locusta migratoria L.) in vitro.

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    Turkez, Hasan; Incekara, Umit; Güner, Adem; Aydın, Elanur; Dirican, Ebubekir; Togar, Başak

    2014-04-01

    One of the useful and most commonly cultivated commercially species, migratory locust (Locusta migratoria; Orthoptera), was investigated in light of genotoxic damage potentials. For this aim, we evaluated the genotoxic potentials of water soluble extracts of L. migratoria on cultured human blood cells. The micronucleus, sister chromatid exchange and structural chromosome aberration assays were applied to assess DNA and chromosomal damage produced by aqueous extracts in vitro. The extracts were added to the cultures at different concentrations ranging from 0 to 1000 mg/L. Our results indicated that these extracts did not exhibit genotoxicity at tested concentrations. We conclude that this in vitro approach for biomonitoring genotoxicity assessment is useful for comparing the potential health risks of edible insects.

  19. Expression of hunchback during oogenesis and embryogenesis in Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen).

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    He, ZhengBo; Cao, YueQing; Chen, Bin; Li, TingJing

    2011-02-01

    hb (hunchback) is a contributing factor in anteroposterior axial patterning of insects. Although the hb function in Locusta migratoria manilensis has been investigated, its expression pattern remains unknown. Here, the mouse polyclonal antibody was produced against Hb fusion protein, and then its expression pattern during oogenesis and embryogenesis of L. migratoria manilensis was examined by immunohistochemical staining. Hb protein was detected in the oocyte nucleus which was positioned centrally within the developing oocyte. The oocyte nucleus gradually moved to the posterior end of the egg along with the oocyte maturing. In freshly laid eggs, Hb formed gradient at the posterior end of the egg, and then hb was expressed as a band in the middle of the blastodisc. As the blastodisc differentiated into the head and trunk, the expression region became wide, which would develop into spatial gnathal and thoracic segments. With abdominal segmentation, the expression domain in the gnathal and thoracic region became faint and eventually faded out, while the Hb expression domain appeared at the posterior growth zone in a discontinuous expression manner. The hb expression pattern of L. migratoria manilensis is greatly similar to that of other locusts, such as Schistocerca americana and another L. migratoria. Compared with other insects, hb expression is conserved in the gnathal and thoracic domains, while divergent in oogenesis and abdomen.

  20. The localization and structure of a neurohemal H-organ in Acrida bicolor (Thunberg) and Locusta migratoria (Linneaus) (Orthoptera)

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    Mutun, Serap

    1998-01-01

    Acrida bicolor (Thunberg) and Locusta migratoria (Linneaus) nymphs were taken as objects to investigate the presence of neurohemal H-organ in Orthoptera of which was previously reported in Lepidoptera. A triangle-shaped H-organ was clearly observed in between the suboesophagial and prothoracic ganglions in two species.

  1. Effects of juvenile hormone analogs and 20-hydroxyecdysone on diapause termination in eggs of Locusta migratoria and Oxya yezoensis.

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    Kidokoro, Kurako; Iwata, Ken-Ichi; Fujiwara, Yoshihiro; Takeda, Makio

    2006-05-01

    To understand the hormonal control of embryonic diapause, juvenile hormone analogs (JHAs), methoprene and hydroprene, and 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) were applied onto diapause eggs of Locusta migratoria and Oxya yezoensis. These insects enter diapause at the mid-stage of embryogenesis prior to blastokinesis. Topical application of JHAs significantly facilitated diapause termination in both species but JHA-treated embryos underwent abnormal morphogenesis, pigmentation and sclerotization without dorsal closure. The Locusta eggs immersed in the 20E solution for 24h terminated diapause in a dose-dependent manner. We also investigated phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), a member of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), during diapause-terminating process of Locusta migratoria and found that ERK was activated either by cold exposure or JHA treatment. The possible involvement of the hormones and ERK in embryonic diapause and the possibility of ecdysteroids synthesis by prothoracic glands of diapause embryo were proposed.

  2. A quantitative peptidomics approach to unravel immunological functions of angiotensin converting enzyme in Locusta migratoria.

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    Duressa, Tewodros Firdissa; Boonen, Kurt; Huybrechts, Roger

    2016-09-01

    Locusta migratoria angiotensin converting enzyme (LmACE) is encoded by multiple exons displaying variable number of genomic duplications. Treatments of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as well as peptidoglycan but not β-1-3 glucan resulted in enhanced expression of angiotensin converting enzyme in hemocytes of Locusta migratoria. No such effect was observed in fat body cells. Differential peptidomics using locust plasma samples post infection with LPS in combination with both an LmACE transcript knockdown by RNAi and a functional knockdown using captopril allowed the identification of 5 circulating LPS induced peptides which only appear in the hemolymph of locust having full LmACE functionality. As these peptides originate from larger precursor proteins such as locust hemocyanin-like protein, having known antimicrobial properties, the obtained results suggest a possible direct or indirect role of LmACE in the release of these peptides from their precursors. Additionally, this experimental setup confirmed the role of LmACE in the clearance of multiple peptides from the hemolymph.

  3. Developmental expression of odorant-binding proteins and chemosensory proteins in the embryos of Locusta migratoria.

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    Yu, Yanxue; Zhang, Shangan; Zhang, Long; Zhao, Xingbo

    2009-06-01

    We have investigated the development of chemosensilla and the secretion of odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) and chemosensory proteins (CSPs) in the embryo of Locusta migratoria manilensis. We first report the changes of each sensillum in embryo just preceding hatch in detail and show that different sensilla have different developmental processes. Trichogen cells are first involved in forming the structure of pegs, and then, after retraction, they start secreting OBPs and CSPs in the sensillar lymph. The synthesis of LmigOBP1 starts during the embryogenesis about 0.5 h preceding hatching, specifically in sensilla trichodea and basiconica of the antenna. LmigOBP2, instead, was only found in the outer sensillum lymph (oSl) of sensilla chaetica of the antenna, while we could not detect LmigOBP3 in any type of sensilla of the antenna. The ontogenesis of CSPs in the embryos is similar to that of OBPs. Expression of CSPI homolog in Locusta migratoria is detected using the antiserum raised against SgreCSPI. CSPI is specifically expressed in the outer sensillum lymph of sensilla chaetica of the antenna, and anti-LmigCSPII dose not label any sensilla of the embryos. These data indicate that in locusts, OBPs and CSPs follow different temporal expression patterns, and also that OBPs are expressed in different types of sensilla.

  4. DNA amount of X and B chromosomes in the grasshoppers Eyprepocnemis plorans and Locusta migratoria.

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    Ruiz-Ruano, F J; Ruiz-Estévez, M; Rodríguez-Pérez, J; López-Pino, J L; Cabrero, J; Camacho, J P M

    2011-01-01

    We analyzed the DNA amount in X and B chromosomes of 2 XX/X0 grasshopper species (Eyprepocnemis plorans and Locusta migratoria), by means of Feulgen image analysis densitometry (FIAD), using previous estimates in L. migratoria as standard (5.89 pg). We first analyzed spermatids of 0B males and found a bimodal distribution of integrated optical densities (IODs), suggesting that one peak corresponded to +X and the other to -X spermatids. The difference between the 2 peaks corresponded to the X chromosome DNA amount, which was 1.28 pg in E. plorans and 0.80 pg in L. migratoria. In addition, the +X peak in E. plorans gave an estimate of the C-value in this species (10.39 pg). We next analyzed diplotene cells from 1B males in E. plorans and +B males in L. migratoria (a species where Bs are mitotically unstable and no integer B number can be defined for an individual) and measured B chromosome IOD relative to X chromosome IOD, within the same cell, taking advantage of the similar degree of condensation for both positively heteropycnotic chromosomes at this meiotic stage. From this proportion, we estimated the DNA amount for 3 different B chromosome variants found in individuals from 3 E. plorans Spanish populations (0.54 pg for B1 from Saladares, 0.51 pg for B2 from Salobreña and 0.64 for B24 from Torrox). Likewise, we estimated the DNA amount of the B chromosome in L. migratoria to be 0.15 pg. To automate measurements, we wrote a GPL3 licensed Python program (pyFIA). We discuss the utility of the present approach for estimating X and B chromosome DNA amount in a variety of situations, and the meaning of the DNA amount estimates for X and B chromosomes in these 2 species.

  5. 20-Hydroxyecdysone activates PGRP-SA mediated immune response in Locusta migratoria.

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    Han, Pengfei; Han, Jiao; Fan, Jiqiao; Zhang, Min; Ma, Enbo; Li, Sheng; Fan, Renjun; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2017-02-27

    20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) has been implicated in regulating the immune response in insects. Conflicting conclusions on 20E regulating immunity have been reported in model holometabolous species. However, in hemimetabolous insects, the role of 20E as an immune-suppressor or activator and the mechanism remains unclear. The migratory locust Locusta migratoria is a representative member of hemimetabolous insects. Here, digital gene expression (DGE) profiles of Locusta migratoria treated with 20E were analyzed. Pattern recognition receptors [peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP-SA), PGRP-LE, and gram-negative binding protein (GNBP3)] and antimicrobial peptides (defensin, diptericin, and i-type lysozyme) were significantly induced by 20E in fat body. These immune-related genes significantly increased their mRNA levels during the high-20E stage. Antibacterial activities in plasma were enhanced after 20E injection and during the high-20E developmental stage. Conversely, when 20E signal was suppressed by RNAi of EcR (ecdysone receptor), the expression levels of these genes and antibacterial activities failed to be increased by 20E injection and during the high-20E developmental stage, and the mortality increased after being infected by entomogenous fungus. The knockdown of PGRP-SA inhibited the expression level of defensin, diptericin and i-type lysozyme in fat body and reduced antibacterial activities in plasma. 20E injection could not significantly induce the expression of antimicrobial peptides after RNAi of PGRP-SA. These results demonstrated that 20E enhanced the immune response by activating PGRP-SA in L. migratoria.

  6. 东北地区亚洲飞蝗染色体核型分析%Karyotype analysis of Locusta migratoria migratoria in northeast China

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    李敏; 王寅亮; 宋慧华; 任炳忠

    2011-01-01

    The karyotype of Locusta migratoria migratoria (L.) in Jilin Province was analyzed by conventional chromosome analysis. The sex-determining mechanism of Locusta migratoria migratoria was XO and the chromosome number was 2n ♂ =23 with a karyotype formula of4L +4M +3S + X. All chromosomes were telocentric, NF =23 of the "1C" type. There was no obvious evidence of a B chromosome and satellite. A comparative study of the karyotypes of Locusta migratoria migratoria in Jilin and Xinjiang Provinces indicates that they belong to two different geographic populations of the same subspecies that have distinct geographical environments. Slight differences in chromosomal karyotype were apparent between the two populations.%采用常规压片法对吉林省亚洲飞蝗Locusta migratoria migratoria(L.)的染色体核型进行分析.研究结果表明:亚洲飞蝗性别决定机制为X0型,染色体数目为2n♂=23,染色体组式4L+4M+3S+X,全部为端部着丝粒染色体,NF=23.染色体中最长(L1)与最短(S11)染色体之比大于4:1,臂比大于2:1的染色体的百分比为0,因此亚洲飞蝗的染色体核型属"1C"核型.未发现B染色体和随体.对吉林和新疆2个地区的亚洲飞蝗的染色体核型进行比较,结果表明两者虽为同一亚种但分属于2个不同的地理种群,由于所处自然地理环境的不同,染色体核型存在微小的差异.

  7. Effects of barley chromosome addition to wheat on behavior and development of Locusta migratoria nymphs.

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    Suematsu, Shunji; Harano, Ken-ichi; Tanaka, Seiji; Kawaura, Kanako; Ogihara, Yasunari; Watari, Yasuhiko; Saito, Osamu; Tokuda, Makoto

    2013-01-01

    Locusta migratoria feeds on various Poaceae plants but barley. Barley genes related to feeding deterrence may be useful for developing novel resistant crops. We investigated the effects of barley cultivar Betzes, wheat cultivar Chinese Spring (CS), and six barley chromosome disomic addition lines of wheat (2H-7H) on locomotor activity, feeding behavior, survival and development of L. migratoria nymphs. Locomotor activity was similar in nymphs kept with wheat and 2H-7H in an actograph, whereas it was generally high in those kept with barely. No-choice and choice feeding tests suggested that barley genes related to inhibition of feeding by L. migratoria are located on barley chromosomes 5H and 6H and those related to the palatability of plants on chromosomes 2H, 5H and 6H. Rearing experiments suggested the presence of barley genes negatively affecting the survival and growth of locust nymphs on chromosomes 5H and 2H, respectively, and the effects are phase-dependent.

  8. Low Temperature Storage of Eggs Improve the Development and Reproduction of Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae).

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    Cao, Guangchun; Jia, Miao; Zhao, Xia; Wang, Lei; Tu, Xiongbing; Wang, Guangjun; Nong, Xiangqun; Zhang, Zehua

    2016-10-01

    Locusta migratoria L. is an insect with significant economic value. Improving the long-term storage of L. migratoria eggs will help promote the large-scale rearing of this insect. We assessed multiple fitness parameters and enzyme activities of locusts emerged from eggs exposed to 4 °C for 1-4 wk. Locusts emerged from eggs stored at 4 °C for 2 wk showed significantly improved development and reproduction compared with locusts emerged from eggs stored for other time periods. The preimaginal survival rate increased significantly after 2-wk storage while it decreased significantly after 4-wk storage compared with other storage times. The fecundity, hatching rate, and growth rate increased significantly after 2-wk storage, but decreased significantly after 1, 3, and 4 wk compared with the control. However, the preimaginal developmental duration decreased significantly after 2-wk storage but increased significantly after storage for 1, 3, and 4 wk compared with the control. The activities of esterase, glutathione-S-transferases, phenol oxidase, and chitinase were obviously fluctuated with changes in intrinsic rate of increase (rm). These results showed that eggs stored at 4 °C for 2 wk could improve the development and reproduction of locust emerged from eggs, and four enzymes activities in above could reflect the health of locust. Our results could be useful in developing large-scale rearing protocols for L. migratoria.

  9. Evidence for widespread genomic methylation in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae.

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    Full Text Available The importance of DNA methylation in mammalian and plant systems is well established. In recent years there has been renewed interest in DNA methylation in insects. Accumulating evidence, both from mammals and insects, points towards an emerging role for DNA methylation in the regulation of phenotypic plasticity. The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria is a model organism for the study of phenotypic plasticity. Despite this, there is little information available about the degree to which the genome is methylated in this species and genes encoding methylation machinery have not been previously identified. We therefore undertook an initial investigation to establish the presence of a functional DNA methylation system in L. migratoria. We found that the migratory locust possesses genes that putatively encode methylation machinery (DNA methyltransferases and a methyl-binding domain protein and exhibits genomic methylation, some of which appears to be localised to repetitive regions of the genome. We have also identified a distinct group of genes within the L. migratoria genome that appear to have been historically methylated and show some possible functional differentiation. These results will facilitate more detailed research into the functional significance of DNA methylation in locusts.

  10. [Influence of low temperature and photoperiod on the substances in Locusta migratoria tibetensis].

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    Zhu, Yu-han; Li, Qing; Yang, Gang; Baima, Tun-zhu; Kuang, Jian-kang; Jiang, Chun-xian; Wang, Hai-jian; Yang, Qun-fang

    2016-02-01

    In order to investigate the adaption of Locusta migratoria tibetensis to the. environment, this paper adopted the experiments with full light exposure (24L/OD), total. darkness (OL/24D), and low temperature (5 °C) to study the effects of low temperature and illumination stress on the cold-resistant substances of L. migratoria tibetensis. The results showed that the fat content of L. migratoria tibetensis reached 11.8%, which was the highest under the condition of full light exposure (24L/OD) without low temperature stress. The fat content of body in low temperature and darkness treatment (OL/24D) was 4.7%, which was the lowest. The trehalose, mannitol and sorbitol contents of locust after low temperature stress were significantly higher than that of locust without the same stress. Glycogen content of locust treated by full light exposure without low temperature 'stress was the highest (6.40 mg . g-1). Besides, low temperature and darkness treatment stimulated the accumulation of alanine, glutamic acid, lysine, and phenylalanine, benefiting the accumulation of multi-amino acids, glycerinum, micro-molecule carbohydrate, and the reduction of glycogen and fat content.

  11. Wright-Giemsa staining to observe phagocytes in Locusta migratoria infected with Metarhizium acridum.

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    Yu, Ying; Cao, Yueqing; Xia, Yuxian; Liu, Feihong

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    Hemocytes are the first line of defense in the invertebrate immune system. Understanding their roles in cellular immunity is important for developing more efficient mycoinsecticides. However, the exact classification of hemocytes has been inconsistent and the various types of phagocytes in Locusta migratoria are poorly defined. Herein, the Wright-Giemsa staining method and microscopy were employed to characterize the hemocytes of L. migratoria following infection by Metarhizium acridum. Hemocytes were classified into four types, including granulocytes, plasmatocytes, prohemocytes, and oenocytoids, based on size, morphology, and dye-staining properties. Each type of hemocyte was classified into several subtypes according to different ultrastructural features. At least four subtypes of granulocytes or plasmatocytes, including small-nucleus plasmatocytes, basophil vacuolated plasmatocytes, homogeneous plasmatocytes, and eosinophilic granulocytes, carried out phagocytosis. The percentage of total phagocytes increased two days after infection by M. acridum, then gradually declined during the next two days, and then increased sharply again at the fifth day. Our data suggested that plasmatocytes and granulocytes may be the major phagocytes that protect against invasion by a fungal pathogen in L. migratoria. Total hemocytes in locusts significantly increased in the initial days after infection and decreased in the late period of infection compared to controls. In the hemocoel, hyphal bodies were recognized, enwrapped, and digested by the phagocytes. Then, the broken hyphal pieces were packaged as vesicles to be secreted from the cell. Moreover, locusts might have a sensitive and efficient cellular immune system that can regulate phagocyte differentiation and proliferation before fungi colonize the host hemolymph.

  12. Citric acid production from Aspergillus niger MT-4 using hydrolysate extract of the insect Locusta migratoria.

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    Taskin, Mesut; Tasar, Gani Erhan; Incekara, Umit

    2013-06-01

    Citric acid (CA) is the most important organic acid used in the food and other industries. Locusta migratoria is an insect species, which has rich nutritional composition (especially protein) and cultivated in some countries. Therefore, the present study investigated the usability of hydrolysate extract of L. migratoria biomass as substrate for the production of CA from Aspergillus niger MT-4. The insect extract (IE) was found to be rich in ash (34.9 g/100 g), protein (35.6 g/100 g) and mineral contents. Yeast extract was found to be the most favorable substrate for biomass production, whereas the maximum production of CA (41.8 g/L) was achieved in the medium containing IE. Besides, uniform pellets with the smallest size (4 mm) were observed in IE medium. It was thought that rich magnesium (6.78 g/100 g) and manganese (1.14 g/100 g) contents of IE increased the production of CA, resulting in the formation of small uniform pellets. This is the first report on the effect of protein-rich insect biomasses on the production of CA. In this regard, L. migratoria biomass was tested for the first time as a CA-production substrate.

  13. AN ODORANT-BINDING PROTEIN INVOLVED IN PERCEPTION OF HOST PLANT ODORANTS IN LOCUST Locusta migratoria.

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    Li, Jia; Zhang, Long; Wang, Xiaoqi

    2016-04-01

    Locusts, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae), are extremely destructive agricultural pests, but very little is known of their molecular aspects of perception to host plant odorants including related odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), though several OBPs have been identified in locust. To elucidate the function of LmigOBP1, the first OBP identified from locust, RNA interference was employed in this study to silence LmigOBP1, which was achieved by injection of dsRNA targeting LmigOBP1 into the hemolymph of male nymphs. Compared with LmigOBP1 normal nymphs, LmigOBP1 knockdown nymphs significantly decreased food (maize leaf, Zea mays) consumption and electro-antennography responses to five maize leaf volatiles, ((Z)-3-hexenol, linalool, nonanal, decanal, and (Z)-3-hexenyl acetate). These suggest that LmigOBP1 is involved in perception of host plant odorants.

  14. Retinoic acid as a survival factor in neuronal development of the grasshopper, Locusta migratoria.

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    Sukiban, Jeyathevy; Bräunig, Peter; Mey, Jörg; Bui-Göbbels, Katrin

    2014-11-01

    Based on experience with cell cultures of adult insect neurons, we develop a serum-free culture system for embryonic locust neurons. Influences of trophic substances on survival and neurite outgrowth of developing neurons are investigated. For the first time, a positive trophic effect of 9-cis retinoic acid (9-cis RA) was shown in vitro on embryonic neurons of an insect. We observed longer cell survival of 50 % developmental stage neurons in cultures supplemented with 0.3 nM 9-cis RA. Furthermore, an influence on neuron morphology was revealed, as the addition of 9-cis RA to cell culture medium led to an increase in the number of neurites per cell. Although an RA receptor gene, LmRXR (Locusta migratoria retinoid X receptor), was expressed in the central nervous system throughout development, the influence of 9-cis RA on neuronal survival and outgrowth was restricted to 50 % stage embryonic cells.

  15. Microarray-based annotation of the gut transcriptome of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Spit, J; Badisco, L; Vergauwen, L; Knapen, D; Vanden Broeck, J

    2016-12-01

    The migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, is a serious agricultural pest and important insect model in the study of insect digestion and feeding behaviour. The gut is one of the primary interfaces between the insect and its environment. Nevertheless, knowledge on the gut transcriptome of L. migratoria is still very limited. Here, 48 802 expressed sequence tags were extracted from publicly available databases and their expression in larval gut and/or brain tissue was determined using microarray hybridization. Our data show 2765 transcripts predominantly or exclusively expressed in the gut. Many transcripts had putative functions closely related to the physiological functions of the gut as a muscular digestive organ and as the first barrier against microorganisms and a wide range of toxins. By means of a ranking procedure based on the relative signal intensity, we estimated 15% of the transcripts to show high expression levels, the highest belonging to diverse digestive enzymes and muscle-related proteins. We also found evidence for very high expression of an allergen protein, which could have important implications, as locusts form a traditional food source in various parts of the world, and were also recently added to the list of insects fit for human consumption in Europe. Interestingly, many highly expressed sequences have as yet unknown functions. Taken together, the present data provide significant insight into locust larval gut physiology, and will be valuable for future studies on the insect gut.

  16. Vacuolar ATPase subunit H is essential for the survival and moulting of Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Li, C; Xia, Y

    2012-08-01

    Vacuolar (H(+) )-ATPase (V-ATPase) functions as an electrogenic pump, transporting protons from the cytoplasm to the extracellular fluid to generate cell-negative membrane voltage. The V-ATPase subunit H, encoded by Vhasfd, is required for V-ATPase activity. In this study, the gene encoding V-ATPase subunit H from Locusta migratoria manilensis was cloned, and designated as Lm-Vhasfd. The complete cDNA sequence is 2018 bp, with an open reading frame encoding 515 amino acid residues. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) showed that Lm-Vhasfd transcription is high in the haemolymph, midgut, trunk and leg, but relatively low in the fat body and head tissues. Injection with a specific double-strand RNA (dsRNA) led to a significant decrease in Lm-Vhasfd mRNA, V-ATPase enzyme activity and ATP concentration. Bioassays showed that silencing Lm-Vhasfd led to the death of individuals and various moulting defects. The accumulative mortality of the RNA interference (RNAi) mutant 11 days post-injection was 96.7%, which was conspicuously higher than that seen in wild type locusts. These RNAi phenotypes demonstrate that Lm-Vhasfd is essential for the growth and moulting of L. migratoria manilensis.

  17. Effects of chlorpyrifos on glutathione S-transferase in migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Qin, Guohua; Liu, Ting; Guo, Yaping; Zhang, Xueyao; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2014-02-01

    Chlorpyrifos is a typical organophosphate pesticide and is among the most widely used worldwide. The objective of the present investigation was to assess the effect of chlorpyrifos exposure on glutathione S-transferase in Locusta migratoria. In the present study, chlorpyrifos (0.1, 0.2, and 0.4mgg(-1) body weight) was topically applied in the abdomen of locusts. The GST activity, mRNA levels of ten L. migratoria GSTs and protein levels of four representative GSTs were detected. The results showed that chlorpyrifos treatment caused significant decrease of 1,2-dichloro-4-nitrobenzene (DCNB) and p-nitro-benzyl chloride (p-NBC) activities, whereas 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB) activity was not altered in locusts. The mRNA levels of seven L. migratoria GSTs, including LmGSTs2, LmGSTs3, LmGSTs4, LmGSTs5, LmGSTs6, LmGSTt1, and LmGSTu1, were decreased after chlorpyrifos exposure. The protein levels of LmGSTs5, LmGSTt1 and LmGSTu1 were significantly decreased at higher doses of chlorpyrifos. However, chlorpyrifos elevated the mRNA and protein expression of LmGSTd1. It indicated that LmGSTd1 might contribute to the resistance of locust to organophosphate pesticides such as chlorpyrifos, whereas the decrease in other GSTs might be an economic compensation by the insect to differentially regulate the expression of enzymes involved in the detoxification of insecticides on the expense of those that are not.

  18. 东北地区亚洲飞蝗的生物学特性%Biological Characteristics of Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus in Northeast China

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    李敏; 吕耀星; 王雪松; 陈新; 张雪; 任炳忠

    2012-01-01

    In order to find out the life cycle and the main biological characteristics of Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus in Northeast China, raising and investigation were conducted during 2010-2011 in Jilin province. The results show that one generation of Locusta migratoria migratoria occurs annually in Northeast China, and the eggs are laid in soil to overwinter. The overwintering eggs begin to hatch in early or middle June and reach the hatching peak in middle June. The developmental duration of nymphs are 28 ~ 35 days, each spends 5 - 7days. The adult emergence time is in early July, and reaches the eclosin peak period in middle July. After about a week the adult male and female begin to copulate, and reach the copulation peak in late July. The adult begin to oviposit in early August after copulation for two weeks,and the oviposition activity has been extended to the early October. The environmental conditions have important influences on the growth and breeding activities of Locusta migratoria migratoria.%采用室内饲养与野外调查相结合的方法对东北地区亚洲飞蝗的生活史及主要的生物学特性进行了研究.结果表明:亚洲飞蝗在东北地区1年发生1代,以卵在土中越冬,越冬蝗卵6月上中旬开始孵化,6月中旬为孵化盛期,蝗蝻发育历期为28~35 d,每个龄期历时5~7d,7月上旬末期开始羽化为成虫,7月中旬为羽化盛期,成虫羽化后约7d雌雄两性开始交尾,7月下旬为交尾盛期,交尾约14 d后雌性开始产卵,产卵一直延续到9月末.生态环境条件对亚洲飞蝗的取食、蜕皮、羽化、交尾、产卵等生长发育及繁殖活动具有重要影响.

  19. The role of egg pod foam and rearing conditions of the phase state of the Asian migratory locust Locusta migratoria migratoria (Orthoptera, Acrididae).

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    Ben Hamouda, Amel; Ammar, Mohamed; Ben Hamouda, Mohamed Habib; Bouain, Abderrahmen

    2009-07-01

    Coloration phase state, morphometrical ratios and the numbers of mature oocytes of Locusta migratoria migratoria were examined in a series of experiments to determine the means by which phase characteristics are passed to the next generation. Washing with distilled water of eggs from egg pods laid by gregarious crowd-reared females resulted in solitarization of the hatchlings after their isolation, indicating that a factor present in eggs encapsulated in foam is causal to gregarization. Such locusts showed a significant shift towards the typical solitarious body coloration, morphometry and number of mature oocytes as compared to locusts resulting from unwashed eggs. Gregarious coloration, morphometrical ratios and oocyte numbers could be partially restored when hatchlings from washed eggs were regrouped. When gregarious locusts were reared in isolation, they showed a solitary body color, whereas, morphometry and oocyte numbers were not affected by isolation.

  20. Feeding impairs chill coma recovery in the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria).

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    Andersen, Jonas Lembcke; Findsen, Anders; Overgaard, Johannes

    2013-10-01

    Low temperature causes loss of neuromuscular function in a wide range of insects, such that the animals enter a state known as chill coma. The ability to recover from chill coma (chill coma recovery time) is often a popular phenotype to characterise chill tolerance in insects. Chill coma in insects has been shown to be associated with a decrease in haemolymph volume and a marked increase in [K(+)], causing dissipation of K(+) equilibrium potential and resting membrane potential. High potassium diet (wheat) has also previously been shown to increase haemolymph [K(+)] in Locusta migratoria leading to sluggish behaviour. The present study combined these two independent stressors of ion and water homeostasis, in order to investigate the role of K(+)- and water-balance during recovery from chill coma, in the chill sensitive insect L. migratoria. We confirmed that cold shock elicits a fast increase in haemolymph [K(+)] which is likely caused by a water shift from the haemolymph to the muscles and other tissues. Recovery of haemolymph [K(+)] is however not only reliant on recovery of haemolymph volume, as the recovery of water and K(+) is decoupled. Chill coma recovery time, after 2h at -4 °C, differed significantly between fasted animals and those fed on high K(+) diet. This difference was not associated with an increased disturbance of haemolymph [K(+)] in the fed animals, instead it was associated with a slowed recovery of muscle [K(+)], muslce water, haemolymph [Na(+)] and K(+)equilibrium potential in the fed animals. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Effects of the mycotoxin destruxin A on Locusta migratoria visceral muscles.

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    Ruiz-Sanchez, Esau; Lange, Angela B; Orchard, Ian

    2010-11-01

    Destruxins, a family of cyclic peptides, are produced by various species of entomopathogenic fungi. These peptides have been shown to influence calcium-dependent processes in insect cell lines and tissues, such as skeletal muscles. To better understand the mechanism of action of these peptide toxins on insect muscular tissues, we have evaluated the effects of destruxin A on the contractions of oviducts and hindgut of Locusta migratoria. In oviducts, destruxin A increased the frequency of spontaneous contractions and induced a dose-dependent tonic contraction; the EC(50) for lower lateral and upper lateral oviducts was 0.7 microM and 8.7 microM, respectively. In hindgut, destruxin A also caused an increase in the frequency of spontaneous contractions; the EC(50) was 3.2 microM. The action of destruxin A was abolished in Ca(2+)-free saline or when the Ca(2+) channel blocker CoCl(2) was added to the incubation saline. Likewise, the presence of 50 microM nifedipine or 100 microM verapamil in the medium reduced the magnitude of destruxin A's effect, particularly in hindgut. The depolarization of muscle membranes by 100 mM K(+) saline prevented the action of destruxin A. Preincubation of lower lateral oviducts in the intracellular Ca(2+) antagonist TMB-8 did not have any effect on destruxin A action; however, preincubation in the calmodulin inhibitor trifluoperazine greatly reduced the effect of destruxin A. Taken together, these results show that destruxin A has an excitatory effect on contractions of insect visceral muscles of L. migratoria. Destruxin A-induced contractions appear to be dependent on extracellular, but not on intracellularly-released Ca(2+), which suggest that this peptide toxin might be acting on insect visceral muscle by facilitating an influx of extracellular Ca(2+).

  2. Genetic variation for parental effects on the propensity to gregarise in Locusta migratoria

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Environmental parental effects can have important ecological and evolutionary consequences, yet little is known about genetic variation among populations in the plastic responses of offspring phenotypes to parental environmental conditions. This type of variation may lead to rapid phenotypic divergence among populations and facilitate speciation. With respect to density-dependent phenotypic plasticity, locust species (Orthoptera: family Acrididae, exhibit spectacular developmental and behavioural shifts in response to population density, called phase change. Given the significance of phase change in locust outbreaks and control, its triggering processes have been widely investigated. Whereas crowding within the lifetime of both offspring and parents has emerged as a primary causal factor of phase change, less is known about intraspecific genetic variation in the expression of phase change, and in particular in response to the parental environment. We conducted a laboratory experiment that explicitly controlled for the environmental effects of parental rearing density. This design enabled us to compare the parental effects on offspring expression of phase-related traits between two naturally-occurring, genetically distinct populations of Locusta migratoria that differed in their historical patterns of high population density outbreak events. Results We found that locusts from a historically outbreaking population of L. migratoria expressed parentally-inherited density-dependent phase changes to a greater degree than those from a historically non-outbreaking population. Conclusion Because locusts from both populations were raised in a common environment during our experiment, a genetically-based process must be responsible for the observed variation in the propensity to express phase change. This result emphasizes the importance of genetic factors in the expression of phase traits and calls for further investigations on density

  3. Characterization and functional analysis of four glutathione S-transferases from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Qin, Guohua; Jia, Miao; Liu, Ting; Zhang, Xueyao; Guo, Yaping; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2013-01-01

    Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) play an important role in detoxification of xenobiotics in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In this study, four GSTs (LmGSTd1, LmGSTs5, LmGSTt1, and LmGSTu1) representing different classes were identified from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. These four proteins were heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli as soluble fusion proteins, purified by Ni(2+)-nitrilotriacetic acid agarose column and biochemically characterized. LmGSTd1, LmGSTs5, and LmGSTu1 showed high activities with 1-chloro-2, 4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB), detectable activity with p-nitro-benzyl chloride (p-NBC) and 1, 2-dichloro-4-nitrobenzene (DCNB), whereas LmGSTt1 showed high activity with p-NBC and detectable activity with CDNB. The optimal pH of the locust GSTs ranged between 7.0 to 9.0. Ethacrynic acid and reactive blue effectively inhibited all four GSTs. LmGSTs5 was most sensitive to heavy metals (Cu(2+) and Cd(2+)). The maximum expression of the four GSTs was observed in Malpighian tubules and fat bodies as evaluated by western blot. The nymph mortalities after carbaryl treatment increased by 28 and 12% after LmGSTs5 and LmGSTu1 were silenced, respectively. The nymph mortalities after malathion and chlorpyrifos treatments increased by 26 and 18% after LmGSTs5 and LmGSTu1 were silenced, respectively. These results suggest that sigma GSTs in L. migratoria play a significant role in carbaryl detoxification, whereas some of other GSTs may also involve in the detoxification of carbaryl and chlorpyrifos.

  4. Identification and characterization of two CYP9A genes associated with pyrethroid detoxification in Locusta migratoria.

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    Zhu, Wenya; Yu, Rongrong; Wu, Haihua; Zhang, Xueyao; Liu, Yaoming; Zhu, Kun Yan; Zhang, Jianzhen; Ma, Enbo

    2016-09-01

    Cytochrome P450s (CYPs) constitute one of the largest gene super families and distribute widely in all living organisms. In this study, the full-length cDNA sequences of two LmCYP9A genes (LmCYP9AQ1 and LmCYP9A3) were cloned from Locusta migratoria. We analyzed the expression patterns of two LmCYP9A genes in various tissues and different developmental stages using real-time quantitative PCR. Then we evaluated the detoxification functions of the two LmCYP9A genes by testing mortalities with four kinds of pyrethroid treatment after RNA interference (RNAi), respectively. Combining with docking structure of two LmCYP9A genes, their detoxification properties were extensively analyzed. The full-length cDNAs of LmCYP9AQ1 and LmCYP9A3 putatively encoded 525 and 524 amino acid residues, respectively. Both LmCYP9A genes were expressed throughout the developmental stages. The expression of LmCYP9AQ1 in the brain was higher than that in other examined tissues, whereas the LmCYP9A3 was mainly expressed in the fat body. The mortalities of nymphs exposed to deltamethrin and permethrin increased from 27.7% to 77.7% and 27.7% to 58.3%, respectively, after dsLmCYP9A3 injection. While the mortalities of nymphs exposed to fluvalinate increased from 29.8% to 53.0% after LmCYP9AQ1 was silenced using RNA interference. Our results suggested that the two LmCYP9A genes may be involved in different pyrethroid insecticide detoxification in L. migratoria.

  5. RNA interference revealed the roles of two carboxylesterase genes in insecticide detoxification in Locusta migratoria.

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    Zhang, Jianqin; Li, Daqi; Ge, Pingting; Yang, Meiling; Guo, Yaping; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2013-10-01

    Carboxylesterases (CarEs) play key roles in metabolism of specific hormones and detoxification of dietary and environmental xenobiotics in insects. We sequenced and characterized CarE cDNAs putatively derived from two different genes named LmCesA1 and LmCesA2 from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, one of the most important agricultural pests in the world. The full-length cDNAs of LmCesA1 (1892 bp) and LmCesA2 (1643 bp) encode 543 and 501 amino acid residues, respectively. The two deduced CarEs share a characteristic α/β-hydrolase structure, including a catalytic triad composed of Ser-Glu (Asp)-His and a consensus sequence GQSAG, which suggests that both CarEs are biologically active. Phylogenetic analysis grouped both LmCesA1 and LmCesA2 into clade A which has been suggested to be involved in dietary detoxification. Both transcripts were highly expressed in all the nymphal and adult stages, but only slightly expressed in eggs. Analyses of tissue-dependent expression and in situ hybridization revealed that both transcripts were primarily expressed in gastric caeca. RNA interference (RNAi) of LmCesA1 and LmCesA2 followed by a topical application of carbaryl or deltamethrin did not lead to a significantly increased mortality with either insecticide. However, RNAi of LmCesA1 and LmCesA2 increased insect mortalities by 20.9% and 14.5%, respectively, when chlorpyrifos was applied. These results suggest that these genes might not play a significant role in detoxification of carbaryl and deltamethrin but are most likely to be involved in detoxification of chlorpyrifos in L. migratoria.

  6. Characterization and functional analysis of four glutathione S-transferases from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Guohua Qin

    Full Text Available Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs play an important role in detoxification of xenobiotics in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In this study, four GSTs (LmGSTd1, LmGSTs5, LmGSTt1, and LmGSTu1 representing different classes were identified from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. These four proteins were heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli as soluble fusion proteins, purified by Ni(2+-nitrilotriacetic acid agarose column and biochemically characterized. LmGSTd1, LmGSTs5, and LmGSTu1 showed high activities with 1-chloro-2, 4-dinitrobenzene (CDNB, detectable activity with p-nitro-benzyl chloride (p-NBC and 1, 2-dichloro-4-nitrobenzene (DCNB, whereas LmGSTt1 showed high activity with p-NBC and detectable activity with CDNB. The optimal pH of the locust GSTs ranged between 7.0 to 9.0. Ethacrynic acid and reactive blue effectively inhibited all four GSTs. LmGSTs5 was most sensitive to heavy metals (Cu(2+ and Cd(2+. The maximum expression of the four GSTs was observed in Malpighian tubules and fat bodies as evaluated by western blot. The nymph mortalities after carbaryl treatment increased by 28 and 12% after LmGSTs5 and LmGSTu1 were silenced, respectively. The nymph mortalities after malathion and chlorpyrifos treatments increased by 26 and 18% after LmGSTs5 and LmGSTu1 were silenced, respectively. These results suggest that sigma GSTs in L. migratoria play a significant role in carbaryl detoxification, whereas some of other GSTs may also involve in the detoxification of carbaryl and chlorpyrifos.

  7. Biochemical basis of synergism between pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and insecticide chlorantraniliprole in Locusta migratoria (Meyen)

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    Jia, Miao; Cao, Guangchun; Li, Yibo; Tu, Xiongbing; Wang, Guangjun; Nong, Xiangqun; Whitman, Douglas W.; Zhang, Zehua

    2016-01-01

    We challenged Locusta migratoria (Meyen) grasshoppers with simultaneous doses of both the insecticide chlorantraniliprole and the fungal pathogen, Metarhizium anisopliae. Our results showed synergistic and antagonistic effects on host mortality and enzyme activities. To elucidate the biochemical mechanisms that underlie detoxification and pathogen-immune responses in insects, we monitored the activities of 10 enzymes. After administration of insecticide and fungus, activities of glutathione-S-transferase (GST), general esterases (ESTs) and phenol oxidase (PO) decreased in the insect during the initial time period, whereas those of aryl acylamidase (AA) and chitinase (CHI) increased during the initial period and that of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) increased during a later time period. Activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POD) decreased at a later time period post treatment. Interestingly, treatment with chlorantraniliprole and M. anisopliae relieved the convulsions that normally accompany M. anisopliae infection. We speculate that locust mortality increased as a result of synergism via a mechanism related to Ca2+ disruption in the host. Our study illuminates the biochemical mechanisms involved in insect immunity to xenobiotics and pathogens as well as the mechanisms by which these factors disrupt host homeostasis and induce death. We expect this knowledge to lead to more effective pest control. PMID:27328936

  8. Fecal volatile components elicit aggregation in the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae)

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    Wang-Peng Shi; Hong-Li Sun; Nyndat Edward; Yu-Hua Yan

    2011-01-01

    The aggregation components from fecal volatiles of the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis were identified with gas chromatographic/electroantennographic detector (GC-EAD), GC-MS (mass spectrometry) analyses and behavioral bioassays. Both last instar nymphs and adults of the oriental migratory locust have similar aggregation pheromones in their volatiles. A total of 11 electrophysioiogically active compounds, namely, hexanal, cyclohexanol, heptanal, phenol, 2,5-dimethylpyrazine, benzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde, guaiacol, nonanal, 2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexene1,4-dione and decyl aldehyde were identified in the fecal volatiles of 2-day-old immature adult male locusts. Only hexanal, nonanal, benzaldehyde, cyclohexanol and 2,5-dimethylpyrazine elicited significant aggregation responses in immature 2-day-old adult males.However, adult males had significantly lower behavioral responses to synthetics of five single compounds than the blend of cyclohexanol, 2,5-dimethyl-pyrazine, benzaldehyde,nonanal, hexanal in ratios of 100 : 100 : 2 : 60 : 30 in the range of 30-60 μg/mL. We propose that it is the blend of these five compounds that plays a key role in eliciting and sustaining aggregation in gregarious oriental migratory locusts. These results also showed that the aggregation pheromones of the oriental migratory locust are significantly different from those found in the desert locust.

  9. Microdissection and chromosome painting of X and B chromosomes in Locusta migratoria.

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    Teruel, María; Cabrero, Josefa; Montiel, Eugenia E; Acosta, Manuel J; Sánchez, Antonio; Camacho, Juan Pedro M

    2009-01-01

    Acquisition of knowledge of the nature and DNA content of B chromosomes has been triggered by a collection of molecular techniques, one of which, microdissection, has provided interesting results in a number of B chromosome systems. Here we provide the first data on the molecular composition of B chromosomes in Locusta migratoria, after microdissection of the B and X chromosomes, DNA amplification by one (B) or two (X) different methods, and chromosome painting. The results showed that B chromosomes share at least two types of repetitive DNA sequences with the A chromosomes, suggesting that Bs in this species most likely arose intraspecifically. One of these repetitive DNAs is located on the heterochromatic distal half of the B chromosome and in the pericentromeric regions of about half of the A chromosomes, including the X. The other type of repetitive DNA is located interspersedly over the non-centromeric euchromatic regions of all A chromosomes and in an interstitial part of the proximal euchromatic half of the B chromosome. Chromosome painting, however, did not provide results sufficiently reliable to determine, in this species, which A chromosome gave rise to the B; this might be done by detailed analysis of the microdissected DNA sequences.

  10. Biochemical basis of synergism between pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and insecticide chlorantraniliprole in Locusta migratoria (Meyen).

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    Jia, Miao; Cao, Guangchun; Li, Yibo; Tu, Xiongbing; Wang, Guangjun; Nong, Xiangqun; Whitman, Douglas W; Zhang, Zehua

    2016-06-22

    We challenged Locusta migratoria (Meyen) grasshoppers with simultaneous doses of both the insecticide chlorantraniliprole and the fungal pathogen, Metarhizium anisopliae. Our results showed synergistic and antagonistic effects on host mortality and enzyme activities. To elucidate the biochemical mechanisms that underlie detoxification and pathogen-immune responses in insects, we monitored the activities of 10 enzymes. After administration of insecticide and fungus, activities of glutathione-S-transferase (GST), general esterases (ESTs) and phenol oxidase (PO) decreased in the insect during the initial time period, whereas those of aryl acylamidase (AA) and chitinase (CHI) increased during the initial period and that of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) increased during a later time period. Activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POD) decreased at a later time period post treatment. Interestingly, treatment with chlorantraniliprole and M. anisopliae relieved the convulsions that normally accompany M. anisopliae infection. We speculate that locust mortality increased as a result of synergism via a mechanism related to Ca(2+) disruption in the host. Our study illuminates the biochemical mechanisms involved in insect immunity to xenobiotics and pathogens as well as the mechanisms by which these factors disrupt host homeostasis and induce death. We expect this knowledge to lead to more effective pest control.

  11. Octopamine modulates a central pattern generator associated with egg-laying in the locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Wong, Raymond; Lange, Angela B

    2014-04-01

    Egg-laying in Locusta migratoria involves the control of a variety of complex behavioural patterns including those that regulate digging of the oviposition hole and retention of eggs during digging. These two behavioural patterns are under the control of central pattern generators (CPGs). The digging and egg-retention CPGs are coordinated and integrated with overlapping locations of neural substrate within the VIIth and VIIIth abdominal ganglia of the central nervous system (CNS). In fact, the egg-retention CPG of the VIIth abdominal ganglion is involved in both egg-retention and protraction of the abdomen during digging. The biogenic amine, octopamine, has peripheral effects on oviduct muscle, relaxing basal tension of the lateral and upper common oviduct and enabling egg passage. Here we show that octopamine also modulates the pattern of the egg-retention CPG by altering the motor pattern that controls the external ventral protractor of the VIIth abdominal segment. There is no change in the motor pattern that goes to the oviducts. Octopamine decreased the frequency of the largest amplitude action potential and decreased burst duration while leading to an increase in cycle duration and interburst interval. The effects of octopamine were greatly reduced in the presence of the α-adrenergic blocker, phentolamine, indicating that the action of octopamine was via a receptor. Thus, octopamine orchestrates events that can lead to oviposition, centrally inhibiting the digging behavior and peripherally relaxing the lateral and common oviducts to enable egg-laying.

  12. Expression and characterization of recombinant Locusta migratoria manilensis acetylcholinesterase 1 in Pichia pastoris.

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    Zhou, Xiaoxia; Xia, Yuxian

    2011-05-01

    The acetylcholinesterase 1 from Locusta migratoria manilensis (LmAChE1) was successfully expressed in methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris KM71. The maximum expression of recombinant LmAChE1 (reLmAChE1) was achieved after 9 days of induction at 2.5% methanol. The reLmAChE1 was first precipitated with ammonium sulfate (50% saturation) and then was purified with nickel affinity chromatography. The enzyme was purified 3.2×10(3)-fold with a yield of 68% and a specific activity of 8.1 U/mg. The purified reLmAChE1 exhibited highest activity at 30°C in 100 mM phosphate buffer (pH 7.4), and its activity could be inhibited by eserine sulfate and pentan-3-one-dibromide (BW284c51). Substrate specificity analysis showed that the purified reLmAChE1 preferred acetylthiocholine (ATC) and propionylthiocholine (BTC) rather than butyrylthiocholine (BTC). When ATC was used as substrate, the K(m) and V(max) values for the reLmAChE1 were 24.8 μM and 9.5 μmol/min/mg, respectively.

  13. A test of the oxidative damage hypothesis for discontinuous gas exchange in the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Matthews, Philip G D; Snelling, Edward P; Seymour, Roger S; White, Craig R

    2012-08-23

    The discontinuous gas exchange cycle (DGC) is a breathing pattern displayed by many insects, characterized by periodic breath-holding and intermittently low tracheal O(2) levels. It has been hypothesized that the adaptive value of DGCs is to reduce oxidative damage, with low tracheal O(2) partial pressures (PO(2) ≈ 2-5 kPa) occurring to reduce the production of oxygen free radicals. If this is so, insects displaying DGCs should continue to actively defend a low tracheal PO(2) even when breathing higher than atmospheric levels of oxygen (hyperoxia). This behaviour has been observed in moth pupae exposed to ambient PO(2) up to 50 kPa. To test this observation in adult insects, we implanted fibre-optic oxygen optodes within the tracheal systems of adult migratory locusts Locusta migratoria exposed to normoxia, hypoxia and hyperoxia. In normoxic and hypoxic atmospheres, the minimum tracheal PO(2) that occurred during DGCs varied between 3.4 and 1.2 kPa. In hyperoxia up to 40.5 kPa, the minimum tracheal PO(2) achieved during a DGC exceeded 30 kPa, increasing with ambient levels. These results are consistent with a respiratory control mechanism that functions to satisfy O(2) requirements by maintaining PO(2) above a critical level, not defend against high levels of O(2).

  14. Initial analysis of the hemocyanin subunit type 1 (Hc1 gene) from Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Yin, Hong; Guan, Ni; Dong, Lijun; Yue, Qiaoyun; Yin, Xiangchu; Zhang, Daochuan

    2012-03-01

    Hemocyanins are copper-containing (Cu(+)) proteins that transport oxygen in many arthropods hemolymph. We characterized Hc1 gene from the grasshopper species Locusta migratoria manilensis. In particular, we cloned and sequenced the corresponding cDNAs and studied their expression at different developmental stages. The cDNA of Hc1 gene (GenBank accession no.:HQ213937) is 2271 bp in length and the open reading frame is 2016 bp, which encodes a 672 amino acids protein with a calculated molecular mass of 77.9 kD and the isoelectric point of 6.06. Sequence alignment analysis result showed that this gene shares 94.7% identity with Schistocerca americana EHP. In addition, analysis of quantitative RT-PCR indicated that, LmiHc1 was expressed in the embyro (24, 39, 62, 86, 144, and 193 h after hatch), nymphs (1st instar, 2nd instar, 3rd instar, 4th instar and 5th instar) and in adult. These results showed that Hc1 plays an important role in grasshopper, which may be related to an enhanced oxygen supply. Phylogenetic analysis of insecta based on Hc1 are basically consistent with the morphology.

  15. A broadly tuned odorant receptor in neurons of trichoid sensilla in locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    You, Yinwei; Smith, Dean P; Lv, Mingyue; Zhang, Long

    2016-12-01

    Insects have evolved sophisticated olfactory reception systems to sense exogenous chemical signals. Odorant receptors (ORs) on the membrane of chemosensory neurons are believed to be key molecules in sensing exogenous chemical cues. ORs in different species of insects are diverse and should tune a species to its own specific semiochemicals relevant to their survival. The orthopteran insect, locust (Locusta migratoria), is a model hemimetabolous insect. There is very limited knowledge on the functions of locust ORs although many locust OR genes have been identified in genomic sequencing experiments. In this paper, a locust OR, LmigOR3 was localized to neurons housed in trichoid sensilla by in situ hybridization. LmigOR3 was expressed as a transgene in Drosophila trichoid olfactory neurons (aT1) lacking the endogenous receptor Or67d and the olfactory tuning curve and dose-response curves were established for this locust receptor. The results show that LmigOR3 sensitizes neurons to ketones, esters and heterocyclic compounds, indicating that LmigOR3 is a broadly tuned receptor. LmigOR3 is the first odorant receptor from Orthoptera that has been functionally analyzed in the Drosophila aT1 system. This work demonstrates the utility of the Drosophila aT1 system for functional analysis of locust odorant receptors and suggests that LmigOR3 may be involved in detecting food odorants, or perhaps locust body volatiles that may help us to develop new control methods for locusts.

  16. Tissue-Specific Immune Gene Expression in the Migratory Locust, Locusta Migratoria

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    Tamara Pulpitel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The ability of hosts to respond to infection involves several complex immune recognition pathways. Broadly conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs allow individuals to target a range of invading microbes. Recently, studies on insect innate immunity have found evidence that a single pathogen can activate different immune pathways across species. In this study, expression changes in immune genes encoding peptidoglycan-recognition protein SA (PGRP-SA, gram-negative binding protein 1 (GNBP1 and prophenoloxidase (ProPO were investigated in Locusta migratoria, following an immune challenge using injected lipopolysaccharide (LPS solution from Escherichia coli. Since immune activation might also be tissue-specific, gene expression levels were followed across a range of tissue types. For PGRP-SA, expression increased in response to LPS within all seven of the tissue-types assayed and differed significantly between tissues. Expression of GNBP1 similarly varied across tissue types, yet showed no clear expression difference between LPS-injected and uninfected locusts. Increases in ProPO expression in response to LPS, however, could only be detected in the gut sections. This study has revealed tissue-specific immune response to add a new level of complexity to insect immune studies. In addition to variation in recognition pathways identified in previous works, tissue-specificity should be carefully considered in similar works.

  17. Identification and distribution of products from novel tryptopyrokinin genes in the locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Redeker, Jana; Bläser, Marcel; Neupert, Susanne; Predel, Reinhard

    2017-04-22

    A recent analysis of the genome of Locusta migratoria indicated the presence of four novel insect neuropeptide genes encoding for multiple tryptopyrokinin peptides (tryptoPKs); hitherto only known from pyrokinin or capa genes. In our study, mature products of tryptoPK genes 1 and 2 were identified by mass spectrometry; precursor sequences assigned to the tryptoPK genes 3 and 4 are likely partial sequences of a single precursor. The expression of tryptoPK genes 1 and 2 is restricted to two cells in the subesophageal ganglion, exhibiting not only a unique neuropeptidome but also a very distinctive axonal projection. Comparative neuroendocrinology revealed that homologous cells in other insects also produce tryptoPKs but use other genes to generate this pattern. Since capa and pyrokinin genes are discussed as ancestors of the tryptoPK genes, we completed the hitherto only partially known precursor sequences of these genes by means of transcriptome analyses. The distribution of mature products of CAPA and pyrokinin precursors in the CNS is compared with that of tryptoPKs. In addition, a novel pyrokinin-like precursor is described.

  18. Flight-induced inhibition of the cerebral median peptidergic neurosecretory system in Locusta migratoria

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    Diederen, J.H.; van Etten, E.W.; Biegstraaten, A.I.; Terlou, M.; Vullings, H.G.; Jansen, W.F.

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    This study discusses the effects of a 1-hr period of flight on the peptidergic pars intercerebralis (PI)-corpus cardiacum storage part (CCS) system in male Locusta migratoria, particularly the effect on material in this system stained by a histochemical method for peptidergic neurosecretory material (NSM) or labeled by in vivo incorporation of radioactive amino acid molecules. By use of an automatic image analysis system a number of parameters of the stained or radioactively labeled substances were measured to quantify the flight-induced effects and to get information on the manner in which the neurosecretory cell bodies in the PI and their axonal endings in the CCS accommodate changing amounts of NSM. The CCS of flown locusts contained distinctly more stained and radioactively labeled substances than the CCS of unflown locusts. A tendency to similar differences was observed in the cluster of neurosecretory cell bodies in the PI. The results indicate that 1 hr flight inhibited the release of NSM by the PI-CCS system. After the onset of reduced release activity by flight, some NSM continued to be synthesized and transported from the PI to the CCS, gradually filling up and expanding the entire PI-CCS system, the NSM at the same time becoming more and more densely packed. It is concluded that the peptidergic PI-CCS system is not actively involved in the control of flight metabolism or flight behavior.

  19. Functional interaction of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and Na+/K+ ATPase from Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen).

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    Bao, Haibo; Sun, Huahua; Xiao, Youxin; Zhang, Yixi; Wang, Xin; Xu, Xiaoyong; Liu, Zewen; Fang, Jichao; Li, Zhong

    2015-03-06

    Associated proteins are important for the correct functioning of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). In the present study, a neonicotinoid-agarose affinity column was used to isolate related proteins from a solubilized membrane preparation from the nervous system of Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen). 1530 peptides were identified and most of them were involved in the membranous structure, molecular interaction and cellular communication. Among these peptides, Na(+)/K(+) ATPase had the highest MASCOT score and were involved in the molecular interaction, which suggested that Na(+)/K(+) ATPase and nAChRs might have strong and stable interactions in insect central nervous system. In the present study, functional interactions between nAChRs and Na(+)/K(+) ATPase were examined by heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes. The results showed that the activated nAChRs increased pump currents of Na(+)/K(+) ATPase, which did not require current flow through open nAChRs. In turn, Na(+)/K(+) ATPase significantly increased agonist sensitivities of nAChRs in a pump activity-independent manner and reduced the maximum current (Imax) of nAChRs. These findings provide novel insights concerning the functional interactions between insect nAChRs and Na(+)/K(+) ATPase.

  20. Isolation and characterization of the trehalose-6-phosphate synthase gene from Locusta migratoria manflensis

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    Shu-Yan Cui; Yu-Xian Xia

    2009-01-01

    Trehalose plays an important role in protecting organisms from various stresses.Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (TPS) is the key enzyme in trehalose synthesis, but in in-sects only a few TPS genes have been identified and their function has not been well characterized. To better understand the function of TPS in insects, a complete TPS com-plementary DNA (eDNA) clone was obtained from the fat body of the locust Locusta migratoria manilensis (GenBank accession number: EU 131894). The full-length cDNA is 2 806 bp, including an open reading frame of 2 442 bp, which encodes an 813 amino acids protein with a calculated molecular weight of 91 976 Daltons and an isoelectric point of 6.14. The deduced amino acid sequence is highly similar to other published insect TPS and its C-terminal also has a region homologous to trehalose phosphate phsophatase (TPP).Semi-quantitative analysis indicated that the TPS transcript was expressed not only in fat body, but also in gut, hemolymph and leg muscle. These data may facilitate studies of TPS function in insects and improve our understanding of trehalose metabolism.

  1. Interactions of two insect pathogens, Paranosema locustae (Protista: Microsporidia) and Metarhizium acridum (Fungi: Hypocreales), during a mixed infection of Locusta migratoria (Insecta: Orthoptera) nymphs.

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    Tokarev, Yuri S; Levchenko, Maxim V; Naumov, Anton M; Senderskiy, Igor V; Lednev, Georgiy R

    2011-02-01

    Locusta migratoria nymphs were fed Paranosema locustae spores and/or surface-treated with Metarhizium acridum 3 (assay 1), 6 (assay 2) or 9 days (assay 3) post microsporidia application (p.m.a.). These three dates corresponded to the key phases of P. locustae development: (a) mass proliferation, (b) transition to sporogenesis and (c) onset of spore maturation, respectively. As a result, locust mortality due to mixed treatment increased slower, equally and faster, as compared to mortality expected from the combination of two pathogens in assays 1-3, respectively. However, a statistically significant difference in survival times was observed only in assay 3, indicating that only at the phase of spore maturation microsporidia drastically increase locust susceptibility to fungal infection. Analysis of perished nymphs showed that fungal treatment 3 days p.m.a. impeded development of microsporidia. Fungal sporulation on locust cadavers was not affected by co-occurring microsporidiosis. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. De novo transcriptome analysis of wing development-related signaling pathways in Locusta migratoria manilensis and Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenee.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Orthopteran migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, and lepidopteran Asian corn borer, Ostrinia furnacalis, are two types of insects undergoing incomplete and complete metamorphosis, respectively. Identification of candidate genes regulating wing development in these two insects would provide insights into the further study about the molecular mechanisms controlling metamorphosis development. We have sequenced the transcriptome of O. furnacalis larvae previously. Here we sequenced and characterized the transcriptome of L. migratoria wing discs with special emphasis on wing development-related signaling pathways. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Illumina Hiseq2000 was used to sequence 8.38 Gb of the transcriptome from dissected nymphal wing discs. De novo assembly generated 91,907 unigenes with mean length of 610 nt. All unigenes were searched against five databases including Nt, Nr, Swiss-Prot, COG, and KEGG for annotations using blastn or blastx algorithm with an cut-off E-value of 10-5. A total of 23,359 (25.4% unigenes have homologs within at least one database. Based on sequence similarity to homologs known to regulate Drosophila melanogaster wing development, we identified 50 and 46 potential wing development-related unigenes from L. migratoria and O. furnacalis transcriptome, respectively. The identified unigenes encode putative orthologs for nearly all components of the Hedgehog (Hh, Decapentaplegic (Dpp, Notch (N, and Wingless (Wg signaling pathways, which are essential for growth and pattern formation during wing development. We investigated the expression profiles of the component genes involved in these signaling pathways in forewings and hind wings of L. migratoria and O. furnacalis. The results revealed the tested genes had different expression patterns in two insects. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study provides the comprehensive sequence resource of the wing development-related signaling pathways of L. migratoria. The

  3. Alternative splicing in nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits from Locusta migratoria and its influence on acetylcholine potencies.

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    Zhang, Yixi; Liu, Yang; Bao, Haibo; Sun, Huahua; Liu, Zewen

    2017-01-18

    Due to the great abundance within insect central nervous system (CNS), nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play key roles in insect CNS, which makes it to be the targets of several classes of insecticides, such as neonicotinoids. Insect nAChRs are pentameric complexes consisting of five subunits, and a dozen subunits in one insect species can theoretically comprise diverse nAChRs. The alternative splicing in insect nAChR subunits may increase the diversity of insect nAChRs. In the oriental migratory locust (Locusta migratoria manilensis Meyen), a model insect species with agricultural importance, the alternative splicing was found in six α subunits among nine α and two β subunits, such as missing conserved residues in Loop D from Locα1, Locα6 and Locα9, a 34-residue insertion in Locα8 cytoplasmic loop, and truncated transcripts for Locα4, Locα7 and Locα9. Hybrid nAChRs were successfully constructed in Xenopus oocytes through co-expression with rat β2 and one α subunit from L. migratoria, which included Locα1, Locα2, Locα3, Locα4, Locα5, Locα8 and Locα9. Influences of alternative splicing in Locα1, Locα8 and Locα9 on acetylcholine potency were tested on hybrid nAChRs. The alternative splicing in Locα1 and Locα9 could increase acetylcholine sensitivities on recombinant receptors, while the splicing in Locα8 showed significant influences on the current amplitudes of oocytes. The results revealed that the alternative splicing at or close to the ligand-binding sites, as well as at cytoplasmic regions away from the ligand-binding sites, in insect nAChR subunits would change the agonist potencies on the receptors, which consequently increased nAChR diversity in functional and pharmacological properties.

  4. Mechanisms of organophosphate resistance in a field population of oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen).

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    Yang, M L; Zhang, J Z; Zhu, K Y; Xuan, T; Liu, X J; Guo, Y P; Ma, E B

    2009-05-01

    The susceptibilities to three organophosphate (OP) insecticides (malathion, chlorpyrifos, and phoxim), responses to three metabolic synergists [triphenyl phosphate (TPP), piperonyl butoxide (PBO), and diethyl maleate (DEM)], activities of major detoxification enzymes [general esterases (ESTs), glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), and cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s)], and sensitivity of the target enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) were compared between a laboratory-susceptible strain (LS) and a field-resistant population (FR) of the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen). The FR was significantly resistant to malathion (57.5-fold), but marginally resistant to chlorpyrifos (5.4) and phoxim (2.9). The malathion resistance of the FR was significantly diminished by TPP (synergism ratio: 16.2) and DEM (3.3), but was unchanged by PBO. In contrast, none of these synergists significantly affected the toxicity of malathion in the LS. Biochemical studies indicated that EST and GST activities in the FR were 2.1- to 3.2-fold and 1.2- to 2.0-fold, respectively, higher than those in the LS, but there was no significant difference in P450 activity between the LS and FR. Furthermore, AChE from the FR showed 4.0-fold higher activity but was 3.2-, 2.2-, and 1.1-fold less sensitive to inhibition by malaoxon, chlorpyrifos-oxon, and phoxim, respectively, than that from the LS. All these results clearly indicated that the observed malathion resistance in the FR was conferred by multiple mechanisms, including increased detoxification by ESTs and GSTs, and increased activity and reduced sensitivity of AChE to OP inhibition.

  5. Protein expression following heat shock in the nervous system of Locusta migratoria.

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    Dehghani, Mehrnoush; Xiao, Chengfeng; Money, Tomas G A; Shoemaker, Kelly L; Robertson, R Meldrum

    2011-11-01

    There is a thermal range for the operation of neural circuits beyond which nervous system function is compromised. Locusta migratoria is native to the semiarid regions of the world and provides an excellent model for studying neural phenomena. In this organism previous exposure to sublethal high temperatures (heat shock, HS) can protect neuronal function against future hyperthermia but, unlike many organisms, the profound physiological adaptations are not accompanied by a robust increase of Hsp70 transcript or protein in the nervous system. We compared Hsp70 increase following HS in the tissues of isolated and gregarious locusts to investigate the effect of population density. We also localized Hsp70 in the metathoracic ganglion (MTG) of gregarious locusts to determine if HS affects Hsp70 in specific cell types that could be masked in whole ganglion assays. Our study indicated no evidence of a consistent change in Hsp70 level in the MTG of isolated locusts following HS. Also, Hsp70 was mainly localized in perineurium, neural membranes and glia and prior HS had no effect on its density or distribution. Finally, we applied 2-D gels to study the proteomic profile of MTG in gregarious locusts following HS; although these experiments showed some changes in the level of ATP-synthase β isoforms, the overall amount of this protein was found unchanged following HS. We conclude that the constitutive level of Hsps in the tissues of locusts is high. Also the thermoprotective effect of HS on the nervous system might be mediated by post-translational modifications or protein trafficking.

  6. Selective actions of Lynx proteins on different nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Wang, Xin; Bao, Haibo; Sun, Huahua; Zhang, Yixi; Fang, Jichao; Liu, Qinghong; Liu, Zewen

    2015-08-01

    Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are major neurotransmitter receptors and targets of neonicotinoid insecticides in the insect nervous system. The full function of nAChRs is often dependent on associated proteins, such as chaperones, regulators and modulators. Here, three Lynx (Ly-6/neurotoxin) proteins, Loc-lynx1, Loc-lynx2 and Loc-lynx3, were identified in the locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis. Co-expression with Lynx resulted in a dramatic increase in agonist-evoked macroscopic currents on nAChRs Locα1/β2 and Locα2/β2 in Xenopus oocytes, but no changes in agonist sensitivity. Loc-lynx1 and Loc-lynx3 only modulated nAChRs Locα1/β2 while Loc-lynx2 modulated Locα2/β2 specifically. Meanwhile, Loc-lynx1 induced a more significant increase in currents evoked by imidacloprid and epibatidine than Loc-lynx3, and the effects of Loc-lynx1 on imidacloprid and epibatidine were significantly higher than those on acetylcholine. Among three lynx proteins, only Loc-lynx1 significantly increased [(3) H]epibatidine binding on Locα1/β2. The results indicated that Loc-lynx1 had different modulation patterns in nAChRs compared to Loc-lynx2 and Loc-lynx3. Taken together, these findings indicated that three Lynx proteins were nAChR modulators and had selective activities in different nAChRs. Lynx proteins might display their selectivities from three aspects: nAChR subtypes, various agonists and different modulation patterns. Insect Lynx (Ly-6/neurotoxin) proteins act as the allosteric modulators on insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), the important targets of insecticides. We found that insect lynx proteins showed their selectivities from at least three aspects: nAChR subtypes, various agonists and different modulation patterns.

  7. Sulfakinin is an important regulator of digestive processes in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Zels, Sven; Dillen, Senne; Crabbé, Katleen; Spit, Jornt; Nachman, Ronald J; Vanden Broeck, Jozef

    2015-06-01

    Sulfakinin (SK) is a sulfated insect neuropeptide that is best known for its function as a satiety factor. It displays structural and functional similarities with the vertebrate peptides gastrin and cholecystokinin. Peptidomic studies in multiple insects, crustaceans and arachnids have revealed the widespread occurrence of SK in the arthropod phylum. Multiple studies in hemi- and holometabolous insects revealed the pleiotropic nature of this neuropeptide: in addition to its activity as a satiety factor, SK was also reported to affect muscle contraction, digestive enzyme release, odor preference, aggression and metabolism. However, the main site of action seems to be the digestive system of insects. In this study, we have investigated whether SK can intervene in the control of nutrient uptake and digestion in the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). We provide evidence that sulfakinin reduces food uptake in this species. Furthermore, we discovered that SK has very pronounced effects on the main digestive enzyme secreting parts of the locust gut. It effectively reduced digestive enzyme secretion from both the midgut and gastric caeca. SK injection also elicited a reduction in absorbance and proteolytic activity of the gastric caeca contents. The characteristic sulfation of the tyrosine residue is crucial for the observed effects on digestive enzyme secretion. In an attempt to provide potential leads for the development of peptidomimetic compounds based on SK, we also tested two mimetic analogs of the natural peptide ligand in the digestive enzyme secretion assay. These analogs were able to mimic the effect of the natural SK, but their effects were milder. The results of this study provide new insights into the action of SK on the digestive system in (hemimetabolous) insects.

  8. Heterologous expression and characterization of two chitinase 5 enzymes from the migratory locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Li, Ying-Long; Song, Hui-Fang; Zhang, Xue-Yao; Li, Da-Qi; Zhang, Ting-Ting; Ma, En-Bo; Zhang, Jian-Zhen

    2016-06-01

    Insect chitinases are involved in degradation of chitin from the exoskeleton or peritrophic metrix of midgut. In Locusta migratoria, two duplicated Cht5s (LmCht5-1 and LmCht5-2) have been shown to have distinct molecular characteristics and biological roles. To explore the protein properties of the two LmCht5s, we heterologously expressed both enzymes using baculovirus expression system in SF9 cells, and characterized kinetic and carbohydrate-binding properties of purified enzymes. LmCht5-1 and LmCht5-2 exhibited similar pH and temperature optimums. LmCht5-1 has lower Km value for the oligomeric substrate (4MU-(GlcNAc)3 ), and higher Km value for the longer substrate (CM-Chitin-RBV) compared with LmCht5-2. A comparison of amino acids and homology modeling of catalytic domain presented similar TIM barrel structures and differentiated amino acids between two proteins. LmCht5-1 has a chitin-binding domain (CBD) tightly bound to colloidal chitin, but LmCht5-2 does not have a CBD for binding to colloidal chitin. Our results suggested both LmCht5-1 and LmCht5-2, which have the critical glutamate residue in region II of catalytic domain, exhibited chitinolytic activity cleaving both polymeric and oligomeric substrates. LmCht5-1 had relatively higher activity against the oligomeric substrate, 4MU-(GlcNAc)3 , whereas LmCht5-2 exhibited higher activity toward the longer substrate, CM-Chitin-RBV. These findings are helpful for further research to clarify their different roles in insect growth and development.

  9. Large-scale transcriptome analysis of retroelements in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Feng Jiang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Retroelements can successfully colonize eukaryotic genome through RNA-mediated transposition, and are considered to be some of the major mediators of genome size. The migratory locust Locusta migratoria is an insect with a large genome size, and its genome is probably subject to the proliferation of retroelements. An analysis of deep-sequencing transcriptome data will elucidate the structure, diversity and expression characteristics of retroelements. RESULTS: We performed a de novo assembly from deep sequencing RNA-seq data and identified 105 retroelements in the locust transcriptome. Phylogenetic analysis of reverse transcriptase sequences revealed 1 copia, 1 BEL, 8 gypsy and 23 non-long terminal repeat (LTR retroelements in the locust transcriptome. A novel approach was developed to identify full-length LTR retroelements. A total of 5 full-length LTR retroelements and 2 full-length non-LTR retroelements that contained complete structures for retrotransposition were identified. Structural analysis indicated that all these retroelements may have been activated or deprived of retrotransposition activities very recently. Expression profiling analysis revealed that the retroelements exhibited a unique expression pattern at the egg stage and showed differential expression profiles between the solitarious and gregarious phases at the fifth instar and adult stage. CONCLUSION: We hereby present the first de novo transcriptome analysis of retroelements in a species whose genome is not available. This work contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the landscape of retroelements in the locust transcriptome. More importantly, the results reveal that non-LTR retroelements are abundant and diverse in the locust transcriptome.

  10. Two chitinase 5 genes from Locusta migratoria: molecular characteristics and functional differentiation.

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    Li, Daqi; Zhang, Jianqin; Wang, Yan; Liu, Xiaojian; Ma, Enbo; Sun, Yi; Li, Sheng; Zhu, Kun Yan; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2015-03-01

    The duplication of chitinase 5 (Cht5) into two to five different genes has been reported only in mosquito species to date. Here, we report the duplication of Cht5 genes (LmCht5-1 and LmCht5-2) in the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). Both LmCht5-1 (505 aa) and LmCht5-2 (492 aa) possess a signal peptide and a catalytic domain with four conserved motifs, but only LmCht5-1 contains a chitin-binding domain. Structural and phylogenetic analyses suggest that LmCht5-1 is orthologous to other insect Cht5 genes, whereas LmCht5-2 might be newly duplicated. Both LmCht5 genes were expressed in all tested tissues with LmCht5-1 highly expressed in hindgut and LmCht5-2 highly expressed in integument, foregut, hindgut and fat bodies. From the fourth-instar nymphs to the adults, LmCht5-1 and LmCht5-2 showed similar developmental expression patterns with transcript peaks prior to each nymphal molting, suggesting that their expression levels are similarly regulated. Treatment with 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E; the most active molting hormone) and reducing expression of EcR (ecdysone receptor gene) by RNAi increased and decreased expression of both LmCht5 genes, respectively, indicating that both genes are responsive to 20E. Although transcript level of LmCht5-2 is generally 10-fold higher than that of LmCht5-1, RNAi-mediated suppression of LmCht5-1 transcript led to severe molting defects and lethality, but such effects were not seen with RNAi of LmCht5-2, suggesting that the newly duplicated LmCht5-2 is not essential for development and survivorship of the locust.

  11. Alternative exon-encoding regions of Locusta migratoria muscle myosin modulate the pH dependence of ATPase activity.

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    Li, J; Lu, Z; He, J; Chen, Q; Wang, X; Kang, L; Li, X-D

    2016-12-01

    Whereas the vertebrate muscle myosin heavy chains (MHCs) are encoded by a family of Mhc genes, most insects examined to date contain a single Mhc gene and produce all of the different MHC isoforms by alternative RNA splicing. Here, we found that the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, has one Mhc gene, which contains 41 exons, including five alternative exclusive exons and one differently included penultimate exon, and potentially encodes 360 MHC isoforms. From the adult L. migratoria, we identified 14 MHC isoforms (including two identical isoforms): four from flight muscle (the thorax dorsal longitudinal muscle), three from jump muscle (the hind leg extensor tibiae muscle) and seven from the abdominal intersegmental muscle. We purified myosins from flight muscle and jump muscle and characterized their motor activities. At neutral pH, the flight and the jump muscle myosins displayed similar levels of in vitro actin-gliding activity, whereas the former had a slightly higher actin-activated ATPase activity than the latter. Interestingly, the pH dependences of the actin-activated ATPase activity of these two myosins are different. Because the dominant MHC isoforms in these two muscles are identical except for the two alternative exon-encoding regions, we propose that these two alternative regions modulate the pH dependence of L. migratoria muscle myosin.

  12. Comparison of Leg Regeneration Potency Between Holometabolous Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Hemimetabolous Locusta migratoria manilensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae).

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    Yang, Qingpo; Li, Zhen; Li, Hui; Li, Yanrong; Yang, Yuhui; Zhang, Qingwen; Liu, Xiaoxia

    2016-12-01

    After injury many insects could regenerate lost limb. In this study, Helicoverpa armigera Hubner and Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen, 1835) were chosen to compare the regeneration potency of holometabolous and hemimetabolous insects. We employed the classical approach of surgical excision to verify the regeneration ability and to investigate the factors that affect the extent of regeneration. The results found that H. armigera could regenerate intact legs when the larval legs were excised at the first and second instar and that legs of adult H. armigera had a close relationship with their larval counterparts. However, the adult legs became malformed or disappeared when excised at other older instars. For the L. migratoria, we found the legs have weak partial regeneration ability when amputation was conducted at the joint of two segments. The regeneration potency might be stronger the more proximal the operation. Regeneration process had a negative impact on the larval development. This is the first report of complete leg regeneration capacity having a strong correlation with the instar but not with the position where amputation occurred for H. armigera, while for the L. migratoria, partial regenerative ability had a close relationship with the position where amputation occurred but not with instars.

  13. The effects of temperature and body mass on jump performance of the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Edward P Snelling

    Full Text Available Locusts jump by rapidly releasing energy from cuticular springs built into the hind femur that deform when the femur muscle contracts. This study is the first to examine the effect of temperature on jump energy at each life stage of any orthopteran. Ballistics and high-speed cinematography were used to quantify the energy, distance, and take-off angle of the jump at 15, 25, and 35°C in the locust Locusta migratoria. Allometric analysis across the five juvenile stages at 35°C reveals that jump distance (D; m scales with body mass (M; g according to the power equation D = 0.35M (0.17±0.08 (95% CI, jump take-off angle (A; degrees scales as A = 52.5M (0.00±0.06, and jump energy (E; mJ per jump scales as E = 1.91M (1.14±0.09. Temperature has no significant effect on the exponent of these relationships, and only a modest effect on the elevation, with an overall Q10 of 1.08 for jump distance and 1.09 for jump energy. On average, adults jump 87% farther and with 74% more energy than predicted based on juvenile scaling data. The positive allometric scaling of jump distance and jump energy across the juvenile life stages is likely facilitated by the concomitant relative increase in the total length (L f+t; mm of the femur and tibia of the hind leg, L f+t = 34.9M (0.37±0.02. The weak temperature-dependence of jump performance can be traced to the maximum tension of the hind femur muscle and the energy storage capacity of the femur's cuticular springs. The disproportionately greater jump energy and jump distance of adults is associated with relatively longer (12% legs and a relatively larger (11% femur muscle cross-sectional area, which could allow more strain loading into the femur's cuticular springs. Augmented jump performance in volant adult locusts achieves the take-off velocity required to initiate flight.

  14. Molecular and functional analysis of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine Pyrophosphorylases from the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Xiaojian Liu

    Full Text Available UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylases (UAP function in the formation of extracellular matrix by producing N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc residues needed for chitin biosynthesis and protein glycosylation. Herein, we report two UAP cDNA's derived from two different genes (LmUAP1 and LmUAP2 in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. Both the cDNA and their deduced amino acid sequences showed about 70% identities between the two genes. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that LmUAP1 and LmUAP2 derive from a relatively recent gene duplication event. Both LmUAP1 and LmUAP2 were widely expressed in all the major tissues besides chitin-containing tissues. However, the two genes exhibited different developmental expression patterns. High expression of LmUAP1 was detected during early embryogenesis, then decreased greatly, and slowly increased before egg hatch. During nymphal development, the highest expression of LmUAP1 appeared just after molting but declined in each inter-molting period and then increased before molting to the next stage, whereas LmUAP2 was more consistently expressed throughout all these stages. When the early second- and fifth-instar nymphs (1-day-old were injected with LmUAP1 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA, 100% mortality was observed 2 days after the injection. When the middle second- and fifth-instar nymphs (3- to 4-day-old were injected with LmUAP1 dsRNA, 100% mortality was observed during their next molting process. In contrast, when the insects at the same stages were injected with LmUAP2 dsRNA, these insects were able to develop normally and molt to the next stage successfully. It is presumed that the lethality caused by RNAi of LmUAP1 is due to reduced chitin biosynthesis of the integument and midgut, whereas LmUAP2 is not essential for locust development at least in nymph stage. This study is expected to help better understand different functions of UAP1 and UAP2 in the locust and other insect species.

  15. The effects of temperature and body mass on jump performance of the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Snelling, Edward P; Becker, Christie L; Seymour, Roger S

    2013-01-01

    Locusts jump by rapidly releasing energy from cuticular springs built into the hind femur that deform when the femur muscle contracts. This study is the first to examine the effect of temperature on jump energy at each life stage of any orthopteran. Ballistics and high-speed cinematography were used to quantify the energy, distance, and take-off angle of the jump at 15, 25, and 35°C in the locust Locusta migratoria. Allometric analysis across the five juvenile stages at 35°C reveals that jump distance (D; m) scales with body mass (M; g) according to the power equation D = 0.35M (0.17±0.08 (95% CI)), jump take-off angle (A; degrees) scales as A = 52.5M (0.00±0.06), and jump energy (E; mJ per jump) scales as E = 1.91M (1.14±0.09). Temperature has no significant effect on the exponent of these relationships, and only a modest effect on the elevation, with an overall Q10 of 1.08 for jump distance and 1.09 for jump energy. On average, adults jump 87% farther and with 74% more energy than predicted based on juvenile scaling data. The positive allometric scaling of jump distance and jump energy across the juvenile life stages is likely facilitated by the concomitant relative increase in the total length (L f+t; mm) of the femur and tibia of the hind leg, L f+t = 34.9M (0.37±0.02). The weak temperature-dependence of jump performance can be traced to the maximum tension of the hind femur muscle and the energy storage capacity of the femur's cuticular springs. The disproportionately greater jump energy and jump distance of adults is associated with relatively longer (12%) legs and a relatively larger (11%) femur muscle cross-sectional area, which could allow more strain loading into the femur's cuticular springs. Augmented jump performance in volant adult locusts achieves the take-off velocity required to initiate flight.

  16. Molecular and functional analysis of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine Pyrophosphorylases from the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Liu, Xiaojian; Li, Feng; Li, Daqi; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Wenqing; Zhu, Kun Yan; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2013-01-01

    UDP-N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylases (UAP) function in the formation of extracellular matrix by producing N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) residues needed for chitin biosynthesis and protein glycosylation. Herein, we report two UAP cDNA's derived from two different genes (LmUAP1 and LmUAP2) in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. Both the cDNA and their deduced amino acid sequences showed about 70% identities between the two genes. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that LmUAP1 and LmUAP2 derive from a relatively recent gene duplication event. Both LmUAP1 and LmUAP2 were widely expressed in all the major tissues besides chitin-containing tissues. However, the two genes exhibited different developmental expression patterns. High expression of LmUAP1 was detected during early embryogenesis, then decreased greatly, and slowly increased before egg hatch. During nymphal development, the highest expression of LmUAP1 appeared just after molting but declined in each inter-molting period and then increased before molting to the next stage, whereas LmUAP2 was more consistently expressed throughout all these stages. When the early second- and fifth-instar nymphs (1-day-old) were injected with LmUAP1 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), 100% mortality was observed 2 days after the injection. When the middle second- and fifth-instar nymphs (3- to 4-day-old) were injected with LmUAP1 dsRNA, 100% mortality was observed during their next molting process. In contrast, when the insects at the same stages were injected with LmUAP2 dsRNA, these insects were able to develop normally and molt to the next stage successfully. It is presumed that the lethality caused by RNAi of LmUAP1 is due to reduced chitin biosynthesis of the integument and midgut, whereas LmUAP2 is not essential for locust development at least in nymph stage. This study is expected to help better understand different functions of UAP1 and UAP2 in the locust and other insect species.

  17. Allometric scaling of discontinuous gas exchange patterns in the locust Locusta migratoria throughout ontogeny.

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    Snelling, Edward P; Matthews, Philip G D; Seymour, Roger S

    2012-10-01

    The discontinuous gas exchange cycle (DGC) is a three-phase breathing pattern displayed by many insects at rest. The pattern consists of an extended breath-hold period (closed phase), followed by a sequence of rapid gas exchange pulses (flutter phase), and then a period in which respiratory gases move freely between insect and environment (open phase). This study measured CO(2) emission in resting locusts Locusta migratoria throughout ontogeny, in normoxia (21 kPa P(O2)), hypoxia (7 kPa P(O2)) and hyperoxia (40 kPa P(O2)), to determine whether body mass and ambient O(2) affect DGC phase duration. In normoxia, mean CO(2) production rate scales with body mass (M(b); g) according to the allometric power equation , closed phase duration (C; min) scales with body mass according to the equation C=8.0M(b)(0.38±0.29), closed+flutter period (C+F; min) scales with body mass according to the equation C+F=26.6M (0.20±0.25)(b) and open phase duration (O; min) scales with body mass according to the equation O=13.3M(b) (0.23±0.18). Hypoxia results in a shorter C phase and longer O phase across all life stages, whereas hyperoxia elicits shorter C, C+F and O phases across all life stages. The tendency for larger locusts to exhibit longer C and C+F phases might arise if the positive allometric scaling of locust tracheal volume prolongs the time taken to reach the minimum O(2) and maximum CO(2) set-points that determine the duration of these respective periods, whereas an increasingly protracted O phase could reflect the additional time required for larger locusts to expel CO(2) through a relatively longer tracheal pathway. Observed changes in phase duration under hypoxia possibly serve to maximise O(2) uptake from the environment, whereas the response of the DGC to hyperoxia is difficult to explain, but could be affected by elevated levels of reactive oxygen species.

  18. Selection and assessment of reference genes for quantitative PCR normalization in migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae).

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    Yang, Qingpo; Li, Zhen; Cao, Jinjun; Zhang, Songdou; Zhang, Huaijiang; Wu, Xiaoyun; Zhang, Qingwen; Liu, Xiaoxia

    2014-01-01

    Locusta migratoria is a classic hemimetamorphosis insect and has caused widespread economic damage to crops as a migratory pest. Researches on the expression pattern of functional genes in L. migratoria have drawn focus in recent years, especially with the release of genome information. Real-time quantitative PCR is the most reproducible and sensitive approach for detecting transcript expression levels of target genes, but optimal internal standards are key factors for its accuracy and reliability. Therefore, it's necessary to provide a systematic stability assessment of internal control for well-performed tests of target gene expression profile. In this study, twelve candidate genes (Ach, Act, Cht2, EF1α, RPL32, Hsp70, Tub, RP49, SDH, GAPDH, 18S, and His) were analyzed with four statistical methods: the delta Ct approach, geNorm, Bestkeeper and NormFinder. The results from these analyses aimed to choose the best suitable reference gene across different experimental situations for gene profile study in L. migratoria. The result demonstrated that for different developmental stages, EF1α, Hsp70 and RPL32 exhibited the most stable expression status for all samples; EF1α and RPL32 were selected as the best reference genes for studies involving embryo and larvae stages, while SDH and RP49 were identified for adult stage. The best-ranked reference genes across different tissues are RPL32, Hsp70 and RP49. For abiotic treatments, the most appropriate genes we identified were as follows: Act and SDH for larvae subjected to different insecticides; RPL32 and Ach for larvae exposed to different temperature treatments; and Act and Ach for larvae suffering from starvation. The present report should facilitate future researches on gene expression in L. migratoria with accessibly optimal reference genes under different experimental contexts.

  19. Selection and assessment of reference genes for quantitative PCR normalization in migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae.

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    Qingpo Yang

    Full Text Available Locusta migratoria is a classic hemimetamorphosis insect and has caused widespread economic damage to crops as a migratory pest. Researches on the expression pattern of functional genes in L. migratoria have drawn focus in recent years, especially with the release of genome information. Real-time quantitative PCR is the most reproducible and sensitive approach for detecting transcript expression levels of target genes, but optimal internal standards are key factors for its accuracy and reliability. Therefore, it's necessary to provide a systematic stability assessment of internal control for well-performed tests of target gene expression profile. In this study, twelve candidate genes (Ach, Act, Cht2, EF1α, RPL32, Hsp70, Tub, RP49, SDH, GAPDH, 18S, and His were analyzed with four statistical methods: the delta Ct approach, geNorm, Bestkeeper and NormFinder. The results from these analyses aimed to choose the best suitable reference gene across different experimental situations for gene profile study in L. migratoria. The result demonstrated that for different developmental stages, EF1α, Hsp70 and RPL32 exhibited the most stable expression status for all samples; EF1α and RPL32 were selected as the best reference genes for studies involving embryo and larvae stages, while SDH and RP49 were identified for adult stage. The best-ranked reference genes across different tissues are RPL32, Hsp70 and RP49. For abiotic treatments, the most appropriate genes we identified were as follows: Act and SDH for larvae subjected to different insecticides; RPL32 and Ach for larvae exposed to different temperature treatments; and Act and Ach for larvae suffering from starvation. The present report should facilitate future researches on gene expression in L. migratoria with accessibly optimal reference genes under different experimental contexts.

  20. Fine structure of the sensilla and immunolocalisation of odorant binding proteins in the cerci of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Yu, Yanxue; Zhou, Shuhui; Zhang, Shangan; Zhang, Long

    2011-01-01

    Using light and electron microscopy (both scanning and transmission), we observed the presence of sensilla chaetica and hairs on the cerci of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria L. (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Based on their fine structures, three types of sensilla chaetica were identified: long, medium, and short. Males presented significantly more numbers of medium and short sensilla chaetica than females (pmigratoria (LmigOBP2) and chemosensory protein class I from the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria Forsskål (SgreCSPI) strongly stained the outer lymph of sensilla chaetica of the cerci. The other two types of hairs were never labeled. The results indicate that the cerci might be involved in contact chemoreception processes.

  1. Determination of Trace Level of cAMP in Locusta Migratoria Manilensis Meyen by HPLC with Fluorescence Derivation

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    Canping Pan

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A sensitive and rapid method was developed for the determination of cAMP inLocusta migratoria manilensis Meyen by high-performance liquid chromatography withfluorescence detection. The cAMP was derivatized using chloroacetaldehyde and TBASbuffer/methanol was used as the mobile phase. A detection quantification of 40 fmol/mlcould be achieved when using fluorescence detection. An HPLC-MS method using DMHAas an ion-pair agent to analyze cAMP was also demonstrated. We studied the effect ofdopamine and other stimulants on cAMP levels from isolated locust central nervoussystems. The new method is well suited for the analysis of cAMP in small biologicalsamples.

  2. Development of primary cell cultures using hemocytes and phagocytic tissue cells of Locusta migratoria: an application for locust immunity studies.

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    Duressa, Tewodros Firdissa; Huybrechts, Roger

    2016-01-01

    Insect cell cultures played central roles in unraveling many insect physiological and immunological processes. Regardless, despite imminent needs, insect cell lines were developed primarily from Dipteran and Lepidopteran orders, leaving many important insects such as Orthopteran locusts under-represented. Besides the lack of cell lines, the slow progress in development of in vitro techniques is attributed to poor communications between different laboratories regarding optimized primary cell cultures. Therefore, we report here about methods developed for primary cell culture of Locusta migratoria hemocyte and phagocytic tissue cells by which we could maintain viable hemocytes in vitro for over 5 d and phagocytic tissue cells for over 12 d. 2-Mercaptoethanol and phenyl-thiourea supplements in Grace's medium together with addition of fetal bovine serum 30 min after cell seeding resulted in a successful setup of the primary cell cultures and a week-long survival of the hemocytes and phagocytic tissue cells in vitro.

  3. Model of β-Sheet of Muscle Fatty Acid Binding Protein of Locusta migratoria Displays Characteristic Topology.

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    Kizilbash, Nadeem A; Hai, Abdul; Alruwaili, Jamal

    2013-01-01

    The β-sheet of muscle fatty acid binding protein of Locusta migratoria (Lm-FABP) was modeled by employing 2-D NMR data and the Rigid Body Assembly method. The model shows the β-sheet to comprise ten β-strands arranged anti-parallel to each other. There is a β-bulge between Ser 13 and Gln 14 which is a difference from the published structure of β-sheet of bovine heart Fatty Acid Binding Protein. Also, a hydrophobic patch consisting of Ile 45, Phe 51, Phe 64 and Phe 66 is present on the surface which is characteristic of most Fatty Acid Binding Proteins. A "gap" is present between βD and βE that provides evidence for the presence of a portal or opening between the polypeptide chains which allows ligand fatty acids to enter the protein cavity and bind to the protein.

  4. Primary structure of a 14 kDa basic structural protein (Lm-76) from the cuticle of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria

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    Andersen, Jens S.; Andersen, S O; Højrup, P

    1993-01-01

    The complete amino acid sequence of a 14 kDa structural protein (LM-76) isolated from pharate cuticle of the locust, Locusta migratoria, was determined by Edman degradation of the intact protein and enzymatically derived peptides. Plasma desorption and electrospray mass spectrometry was used...... region surrounded by two hydrophobic regions with 7 repeats of a (Tyr)-Ala-Ala-Pro-Ala/Val motif. The conservation around the prolyl residues within this sequence motif is demonstrated for the hitherto sequenced presumptive exocuticle proteins from L. migratoria. The N-terminal region of protein Lm-76...

  5. Egg hatching of two locusts, Schistocerca gregaria and Locusta migratoria, in response to light and temperature cycles.

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    Nishide, Yudai; Tanaka, Seiji; Saeki, Shinjiro

    2015-05-01

    The present study showed that the eggs of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, and the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, responded to photoperiod by hatching when placed on sand in the laboratory. S. gregaria mainly hatched during the dark phase and L. migratoria during the light phase. The importance of light as a hatching cue depended on the magnitude of the temperature change during the thermoperiod; photoperiod played a more important role in the control of hatching time in both species when the magnitude of the temperature change was small. In addition, the eggs of the two species that were covered with sand did not respond to photoperiod and hatched during both the light and dark phases, indicating that light did not penetrate through the sand. Because locust eggs are normally laid as egg pods and a foam plug is deposited between the egg mass and the ground surface, we tested a possibility that naturally deposited eggs perceived light through the foam plug. The eggs that were deposited and left undisturbed in the sand hatched during the light and dark phases at similar frequencies. These results suggest that the eggs of both locust species responded to light and controlled their hatching timing accordingly but would not use light as a hatching cue in the field. The evolutionary significance of the ability of eggs to respond to light in these locusts was discussed.

  6. Advances of Integrated Control on Locusta migratoria migratoria in the Northeast of China%中国东北地区亚洲飞蝗绿色防控研究进展

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    孙元; 王世喜; 郑树峰; 王贵强

    2011-01-01

    为了有效地治理亚洲飞蝗灾害,必须改变防治策略,加大生态控制和生物防治比重,科学运用各种方法,逐步实现对亚洲飞蝗的可持续治理.亚洲飞蝗的生物学特性复杂,目前对这种突发、迁移性害虫在中国东北地区的栖息环境和发生规律尚不明确.详细介绍了亚洲飞蝗的生活习性及其防治方法.防治方法主要包括生态控制、生物防治、化学防治等方面.对于亚洲飞蝗的防控,应以预防为主,综合考虑治蝗策略.%In order to control the Locusta migratoria migratoria effectively, control strategy must be changed. The proportion of ecological and biological control should be increased by using sustainable ways to control it. Locusta migratoria migratoria is the agricultural pest, its habit and occurrence is not clear in the northeast of China at present. In this paper, advances on its habit and control methods are mentioned. The control methods include ecological controlling, biological controlling and chemical controlling etc. It is supposed to put emphasis on prevention, controlling L. Migratoria migratoria in a sustainable way.

  7. RNA interference to reveal roles of β-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene during molting process in Locusta migratoria.

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    Rong, Shuo; Li, Da-Qi; Zhang, Xue-Yao; Li, Sheng; Zhu, Kun Yan; Guo, Ya-Ping; Ma, En-Bo; Zhang, Jian-Zhen

    2013-02-01

    β-N-acetylglucosaminidases are crucial enzymes involved in chitin degradation in insects. We identified a β-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene (LmNAG1) from Locusta migratoria. The full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) of LmNAG1 consists of 2 667 nucleotides, including an open reading frame (ORF) of 1 845 nucleotides encoding 614 amino acid residues, and 233- and 589-nucleotide non-coding regions at the 5'- and 3'-ends, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis grouped the cDNA-deduced LmNAG1 protein with the enzymatically characterized β-N-acetylglucosaminidases in group I. Analyses of stage- and tissue-dependent expression patterns of LmNAG1 were carried out by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Our results showed that LmNAG1 transcript level in the integument was significantly high in the last 2 days of the fourth and fifth instar nymphs. LmNAG1 was highly expressed in foregut and hindgut. RNA interference of LmNAG1 resulted in an effective silence of the gene and a significantly reduced total LmNAG enzyme activity at 48 and 72 h after the injection of LmNAG1 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). As compared with the control nymphs injected with GFP dsRNA, 50% of the dsLmNAG1-injected nymphs were not able to molt successfully and eventually died. Our results suggest that LmNAG1 plays an essential role in molting process of L. migratoria.

  8. RNA interference to reveal roles of β-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene during molting process in Locusta migratoria

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    Shuo Rong; Da-Qi Li; Xue-Yao Zhang; Sheng Li; Kun Yan Zhu; Ya-Ping Guo; En-Bo Ma; Jian-Zhen Zhang

    2013-01-01

    β-N-acetylglucosaminidases are crucial enzymes involved in chitin degradation in insects.We identified a β-N-acetylglucosaminidase gene(LmNAG1)from Locusta migratoria.The full-length complementary DNA(cDNA)of LmNAGI consists of 2 667 nucleotides,including an open reading frame(ORF)of 1 845 nucleotides encoding 614 amino acid residues,and 233-and 589-nucleotide non-coding regions at the 5'-and 3'-ends,respectively.Phylogenetic analysis grouped the cDNA-deduced LmNAG1 protein with the enzymatically characterized β-N-acetylglucosaminidases in group Ⅰ.Analyses of stage-and tissue-dependent expression patterns of LmNAG1 were carried out by realtime quantitative polymerase chain reaction.Our results showed that LmNAG1 transcript level in the integument was significantly high in the last 2 days of the fourth and fifth instar nymphs.LmNAG1 was highly expressed in foregut and hindgut.RNA interference of LmNAG1 resulted in an effective silence of the gene and a significantly reduced total LmNAG enzyme activity at 48 and 72 h after the injection of LmNAG1 double-stranded RNA(dsRNA).As compared with the control nymphs injected with GFP dsRNA,50% of the dsLmNAG1-injected nymphs were not able to molt successfully and eventually died.Our results suggest that LmNAG1 plays an essential role in molting process of L.migratoria.

  9. 蝗虫节律基因pdp的克隆和功能分析%Cloning and Functional Analysis of Circadian Gene pdp in Locusta migratoria

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    郭宇刚; 郭宇辉; 陈光

    2011-01-01

    [目的]研究不同条件下蝗虫(Locusta migratoria)节律基因pdp(Pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase)的mRNA表达水平,进一步揭示蝗虫节律的分子机制。[方法]通过中国科学院动物研究所内的转录组数据库中找出pdp基因的原型来设计引物,以群居型东亚飞蝗的头部的反转录cDNA为模板,克隆出pdp基因的全序列。把一天24小时等分成八个点,进行定时取样,以qRT-PCR技术进行不同时段pdp基因表达量的测定;并在不同处理条件下,测定pdp基因的表达量。[结果]节律基因pdp在蝗虫的不同处理条件下变化不大。[结论]该研究对了解飞蝗节律规律﹑种族特点及有效防虫具有重要的现实意义。%[Objective] Through studying mRNA expression levels of circadian gene pdp(Pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase) in Locusta migratoria under different conditions to reveal molecular mechanisms of rhythm of Locusta migratoria.[Methods] The prototype of the pdp gene and design primers were found out based on the database of Institute of Zoology,Chinese Academy of Sciences.Using aggregated locust head cDNA as templates,the complete sequence of the gene pdp was obtained.By dividing a day(24 hours) into eight points,fixed-point samples were taken,and the pdp gene expression levels at different time periods were determined by using qRT-PCR;and the pdp gene expression levels with different treatment were also determined.[Results] The circadian gene pdp in Locusta migratoria changed slightly with different treatment.[Conclusion] The study had extremely realistic significance for understanding the rhythm and population characteristics of Locusta migratoria as well as effective insect-resistant.

  10. 亚洲飞蝗发声器结构与鸣声时域特征研究%Studies on the time domain characters of songs and the stridulatory organs of Locusta migratoria migratoria

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    李敏; 王寅亮; 宋慧华; 刘斐; 任炳忠

    2011-01-01

    The morphology of the stridulatory organs of Locusta rnigratoria migratoria ( L. ) was examined with a scanning electron microscope and the time domain characters of its songs analyzed. Stridulation in Locusta migratoria migratoria involves the forewing acting in combination with the rear femur. Rubbing stridulatory teeth on the middle intercalary vein of the forewing with on the rear femur produces sound. Stridulatory teeth with a circular granular swell are distributed regularly on the middle intercalary vein of the forewing in a single line. No significant differences in the shape and arrangement of stridulatory teeth were found between individuals of Locusta migratoria migratoria. However, the number and distribution of stridulatory teeth on the middle intercalary vein differed between male and female adults. Stridulatory organs of male adults were fully developed but those of female adults were only partially developed. We infer that this is the reason why the chirp of male adults is crisp and that of female adults is hoarse. Song analysis showed that the chirp rhythm of Locusta rnigratoria migratoria was highly regular with an obvious double pulse. Individual chirps lasted about 0. 042 s and the interchirp interval was about 0. 073 s. The A and B pulse of the chirps continued for about O. 015 s and 0. 017 s respectively with a pulse interval of about 0. 0075 s.%本文对亚洲飞蝗Locusta migratoria migratoria(L.)发声器的结构及鸣声的时域特征进行了研究.亚洲飞蝗主要的发声方式为前翅中闰脉-后足股节型,即前翅中闰脉的发声齿与后足股节内侧隆线相互摩擦发出鸣声.应用扫描电子显微镜技术对发声器的结构进行观察,结果表明,亚洲飞蝗前翅中闰脉具有单排规则排列的发声齿,发声齿为圆形颗粒状突起.同种不同个体,发声齿的形态与排列稳定,个体差异不明显.亚洲飞蝗雄性与雌性发声齿的数量和分布存在差异,雄性的发声齿发育

  11. Different Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae Strains IMI330189 and IBC200614 on Enzymes Activities and Hemocytes of Locusta migratoria L.

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    Cao, Guangchun; Jia, Miao; Zhao, Xia; Wang, Lei; Tu, Xiongbing; Wang, Guangjun; Nong, Xiangqun; Zhang, Zehua

    2016-01-01

    Background Metarhizium is an important class of entomopathogenic fungi in the biocontrol of insects, but its virulence is affected by insect immunity. To clarify the mechanism in virulence of Metarhizium, we compared the immunological differences in Locusta migratoria L. when exposed to two strains of Metarhizium anisopliae (Ma). Results The virulence of Ma IMI330189 was significantly higher than that of Ma IBC200614 to locust, and IMI330189 overcame the hemocytes and began destroying the hemocytes of locust at 72 h after spray, while locust is immune to IBC200614. IMI330189 could overcome the humoral immunity of locust by inhibiting the activities of phenol oxidase (PO), esterases, multi-function oxidases (MFOs) and acetylcholinesterases in locust while increasing the activities of glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs), catalase and aryl-acylamidase (AA). However IBC200614 inhibit the activities of GSTs and AA in locust and increase the activities of MFOs, PO, superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and chitinase in locust. The changes of enzymes activities in period of infection showed that the time period between the 2nd and the 5th day after spray is critical in the pathogenic process. Conclusion These results found the phenomenon that Ma initiatively broke host hemocytes, revealed the correlation between the virulence of Ma and the changes of enzymes activities in host induced by Ma, and clarified the critical period in the infection of Ma. So, these results should provide guidance for the construction of efficient biocontrol Ma strains. PMID:27227835

  12. Identification of genes differentially expressed by Metarhizium anisopliae growing on Locusta migratoria wings using suppression subtractive hybridization.

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    Zhang, Chuanbo; Xia, Yuxian; Li, Zhongyuan

    2011-05-01

    Insect-pathogenic fungi penetrate their hosts directly through the cuticle. To better understand this process, we identified genes that were up-regulated by Metarhizium anisopliae germinating and differentiating on Locusta migratoria wings using suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH). A total of 78 unique expressed sequence tags (ESTs) up-regulated more than twofold during fungal growth on locust wings were identified. Among these 78 ESTs, 30 (38.5%) shared significant similarity with NCBI annotated hypothetical proteins, 16 (20.5%) shared low similarity to known or predicted genes, might represent novel genes, and 32 (41.0%) shared significant similarity with known proteins that are involved in various cell and molecular processes such as cell metabolism, protein metabolism, stress response and defense, and cell structure and function. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis of six randomly selected genes confirmed the SSH results, verifying the fidelity of the SSH data. The results of this study provide novel information on genes expressed during early stages of infection with M. anisopliae, and improve current understanding of fungal pathogenesis.

  13. Fenoxycarb and thyroid hormones have JH-like effects on the follicle cells of Locusta migratoria in vitro.

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    Davey, K G; Gordon, D R

    1996-01-01

    Earlier work had shown that JH acts on the membrane of the follicle cell of Locusta migratoria, bringing about a rapid reduction in volume which can be detected in vitro by measuring the increase in optical path difference using quantitative interference microscopy. The juvenoid fenoxycarb, a phenoxyphenyl derivative, is unrelated in structure to the juvenile hormones (which are derivatives of farnesoic acid), but it also caused a reduction in volume of the cells in vitro as measured by an increase in the optical path difference. The vertebrate hormone thyroxine, and thyronine, the non-iodinated derivative of thyroxine, also phenoxy phenyl compounds, evoked a response like fenoxycarb. The effect of thyroxine was abolished by ouabain, which inhibits Na+/K+ ATPase, the effector molecule for JH, and inhibited by ethoxyzolamide which inhibits the binding of JH to a putative membrane receptor. Triiodothyronine, the effective vertebrate hormone, acted at a lower threshold and optimum concentration, and had a greater magnitude of effect than the other compounds tested. These facts suggest that these phenoxyphenyl compounds are JH agonists and that the membrane receptor for JH may resemble a possible membrane receptor for thyroxine.

  14. Molecular cloning, characterization and positively selected sites of the glutathione S-transferase family from Locusta migratoria.

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    Xueyao Zhang

    Full Text Available Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs are multifunctional enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous compounds and are related to insecticide resistance. The purpose of this study was to provide new information on the molecular characteristics and the positive selection of locust GSTs. Based on the transcriptome database, we sequenced 28 cytosolic GSTs and 4 microsomal GSTs from the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria. We assigned the 28 cytosolic GSTs into 6 classes--sigma, epsilon, delta, theta, omega and zeta, and the 4 microsomal GSTs into 2 subclasses--insect and MGST3. The tissue- and stage-expression patterns of the GSTs differed at the mRNA level. Further, the substrate specificities and kinetic constants of the cytosolic GSTs differed markedly at the protein level. The results of likelihood ratio tests provided strong evidence for positive selection in the delta class. The result of Bayes Empirical Bayes analysis identified 4 amino acid sites in the delta class as positive selection sites. These sites were located on the protein surface. Our findings will facilitate the elucidation of the molecular characteristics and evolutionary aspects of insect GST superfamily.

  15. Fas-associated factor 1 plays a negative regulatory role in the antibacterial immunity of Locusta migratoria.

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    He, Z; Wang, P; Shi, H; Si, F; Hao, Y; Chen, B

    2013-08-01

    Insect immune responses are precisely regulated to maintain immune balance. In this study, the Fas-associated factor 1 (FAF1) gene of Locusta migratoria manilensis, a homologue of the caspar gene that functions as a specific negative regulator in the antibacterial immunity pathway, was cloned. Gene expression analysis showed that FAF1 was expressed throughout the developmental stages and in all tested tissues, but its transcription levels varied significantly. Thus, FAF1 appears to be tightly regulated and is probably involved in multiple physiological processes. In addition, the antimicrobial peptide gene prolixicin was cloned and characterized. After bacterial challenge, prolixicin was rapidly up-regulated, whereas FAF1 was markedly down-regulated. This result was consistent with the observation that prolixicin was hyperactivated when FAF1 was suppressed by RNA interference. Moreover, after bacterial infection, the survival rate of FAF1-knockdown locusts was much higher than that of the wild-type. Taken together, these findings strongly suggest that FAF1 shares a similar function as caspar in Drosophila and may be involved in the negative regulation of antibacterial immunity in locusts.

  16. Different Effects of Metarhizium anisopliae Strains IMI330189 and IBC200614 on Enzymes Activities and Hemocytes of Locusta migratoria L.

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    Guangchun Cao

    Full Text Available Metarhizium is an important class of entomopathogenic fungi in the biocontrol of insects, but its virulence is affected by insect immunity. To clarify the mechanism in virulence of Metarhizium, we compared the immunological differences in Locusta migratoria L. when exposed to two strains of Metarhizium anisopliae (Ma.The virulence of Ma IMI330189 was significantly higher than that of Ma IBC200614 to locust, and IMI330189 overcame the hemocytes and began destroying the hemocytes of locust at 72 h after spray, while locust is immune to IBC200614. IMI330189 could overcome the humoral immunity of locust by inhibiting the activities of phenol oxidase (PO, esterases, multi-function oxidases (MFOs and acetylcholinesterases in locust while increasing the activities of glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs, catalase and aryl-acylamidase (AA. However IBC200614 inhibit the activities of GSTs and AA in locust and increase the activities of MFOs, PO, superoxide dismutase, peroxidase and chitinase in locust. The changes of enzymes activities in period of infection showed that the time period between the 2nd and the 5th day after spray is critical in the pathogenic process.These results found the phenomenon that Ma initiatively broke host hemocytes, revealed the correlation between the virulence of Ma and the changes of enzymes activities in host induced by Ma, and clarified the critical period in the infection of Ma. So, these results should provide guidance for the construction of efficient biocontrol Ma strains.

  17. Trehalose and trehalose-hydrolyzing enzyme in the haemolymph of Locusta migratoria infected with Metarhizium anisopliae strain CQMa102

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    HUA ZHAO; ZHONG-KANG WANG; YOU-PING YIN; YAN-LING LI; ZHEN-LUN LI; GUO-XIONG PENG; YU-XIAN XIA

    2007-01-01

    Topical application of the Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum specialist strain CQMa102 to the locust Locusta migratoria man ilensis results in changes of the concentrations of trehalose and glucose in the haemolymph. Micrographs of the locust haemolymph shows Metarhizium anisopliae can effectivly penetrate the external skeleton of locust and after 2 days infection, the hyphae body will appear in the haemolymph of infected insects. The time in decrease of trehalose concentration coincided with that in increase of trehalose-hydrolysing enzyme activity in the haemolymph of the fungus-infected insects. Overlay gel analysis indicated there was considerably more trehalose-hydrolysing activity in the haemolymph of locusts infected by fungus than in controls. A comparable isoform was identified in in vitro culture of the fungus, suggesting a fungal origin for the in vivo enzyme. Haemolymph trehalose decreased significantly during mycosis of locusts by M. anisopliae. All these results suggested that this fungus may take advantage of competing nutrient utilization against the insect by its trehalose-hydrolyzing enzyme secretion. It may provide fundamental knowledge for fungal pathogenesis.

  18. Expression of scorpion toxin LqhIT2 increases the virulence of Metarhizium acridum towards Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Peng, Guoxiong; Xia, Yuxian

    2014-11-01

    LqhIT2 is an insect-specific neurotoxin from the venom of scorpion. In this study, the LqhIT2 gene was introduced into the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium acridum. The virulence of the genetically modified strain MaLqhIT2 was then evaluated against locusts (Locusta migratoria manilensis). Compared with the wild-type strain, the median lethal cell density (LC50) for MaLqhIT2 was a 22.6-fold lower, and the median times to death (LT50) for MaLqhIT2 were reduced by 30.3 and 29.6 %, respectively, after topical inoculation and injection. MaLqhIT2 also grew significantly faster in the hemolymph than wild-type strain. There were no significant differences in germination, appressorium formation and sporulation in locust carcasses between the MaLqhIT2 and wild-type strain. These results indicate that LqhIT2 increased the virulence of M. acridum towards locusts by shortening the in vivo infection period, without affecting cuticle penetration or conidia formation in the carcasses. LqhIT2 thus shows considerable potential for increasing fungal virulence against locusts.

  19. Evidence of a central pattern generator regulating spermathecal muscle activity in Locusta migratoria and its coordination with oviposition.

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    da Silva, Rosa; Lange, Angela B

    2011-03-01

    Electrophysiological recordings were conducted to determine the control of spermathecal contractions during oviposition of interrupted egg-laying locusts, Locusta migratoria. Following transection of the central nervous system below the metathoracic ganglion, rhythmic patterned bursting was detected by extracellular recordings of the nerve N2B2 that innervates the muscles of the spermatheca. Subsequent transections at more posterior regions of the ventral nerve cord revealed more robust rhythmic bursting in N2B2. This rhythmic bursting pattern was found to be coordinated with bursting in the ventral opener nerve (N2B1) that innervates the ventral opener muscle. This muscle controls the ventral ovipositor valves. Electromyographic recordings from the spermathecal muscle and ventral opener muscle confirmed a rhythmic bursting pattern resulting in an increase in muscle activity. Taken together, the results indicate that there is probably a central pattern generator (CPG), which is regulated by descending inhibition, that controls the spermathecal muscle activity. This CPG appears to be located within the VIIth and VIIIth abdominal ganglia, and was found to integrate with the CPG that regulates oviposition digging in locusts. These results provide further insight into the intricate coordination and control of reproductive tissues underlying reproductive behaviours in locusts.

  20. Cys-loop ligand-gated ion channel gene discovery in the Locusta migratoria manilensis through the neuron transcriptome.

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    Wang, Xin; Meng, Xiangkun; Liu, Chuanjun; Gao, Hongli; Zhang, Yixi; Liu, Zewen

    2015-05-01

    As an ideal model, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen) has been widely used in the study of endocrinological and neurobiological processes. Here we created a large transcriptome of the locust neurons, which enriched ion channels whose potential for functional genetic experiments is currently limited. With high-throughput Illumina sequencing technology, we obtained more than 50 million raw reads, which were assembled into 61,056 unique sequences with average size of 737bp. Among the unigenes, a total 24,884 sequences had significant similarities with proteins in the five public databases (NR, SwissProt, GO, COG and KEGG) with a cut-off E-value of 10(-5) using BLASTx. Moreover, the number of potential genes of the cys-loop ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) was manually curated, including 39 putative nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), 6 putative γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) gated anion channels, 21 putative glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls) and 1 histamine-gated chloride channels (HisCls). In addition, the full-length of 11 nAChRs subunits (9 alpha and 2 beta) were obtained by RACE technique that would be helpful to further studies on nAChR neurochemistry and pharmacological aspects. To our knowledge, this is the first study to characterize the locust neuron transcriptome, which will provide a useful resource especially for future studies on the neuro-function and behavior of the locust.

  1. Identification of representative genes of the central nervous system of the locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis by deep sequencing.

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    Zhang, Zhengyi; Peng, Zhi-Yu; Yi, Kang; Cheng, Yanbing; Xia, Yuxian

    2012-01-01

    The shortage of available genomic and transcriptomic data hampers the molecular study on the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (L.) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) central nervous system (CNS). In this study, locust CNS RNA was sequenced by deep sequencing. 41,179 unigenes were obtained with an average length of 570 bp, and 5,519 unigenes were longer than 1,000 bp. Compared with an EST database of another locust species Schistocerca gregaria Forsskåi, 9,069 unigenes were found conserved, while 32,110 unigenes were differentially expressed. A total of 15,895 unigenes were identified, including 644 nervous system relevant unigenes. Among the 25,284 unknown unigenes, 9,482 were found to be specific to the CNS by filtering out the previous ESTs acquired from locust organs without CNS's. The locust CNS showed the most matches (18%) with Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) sequences. Comprehensive assessment reveals that the database generated in this study is broadly representative of the CNS of adult locust, providing comprehensive gene information at the transcriptional level that could facilitate research of the locust CNS, including various physiological aspects and pesticide target finding.

  2. LocustDB: a relational database for the transcriptome and biology of the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria

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    Kang Le

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria is an orthopteran pest and a representative member of hemimetabolous insects for biological studies. Its transcriptomic data provide invaluable information for molecular entomology and pave a way for the comparative research of other medically, agronomically, and ecologically relevant insects. We developed the first transcriptomic database of the locust (LocustDB, building necessary infrastructures to integrate, organize, and retrieve data that are either currently available or to be acquired in the future. Description LocustDB currently hosts 45,474 high-quality EST sequences from the locust, which were assembled into 12,161 unigenes. It, through user-friendly web interfaces, allows investigators to freely access sequence data, including homologous/orthologous sequences, functional annotations, and pathway analysis, based on conserved orthologous groups (COG, gene ontology (GO, protein domain (InterPro, and functional pathways (KEGG. It also provides information from comparative analysis based on data from the migratory locust and five other invertebrate species, including the silkworm, the honeybee, the fruitfly, the mosquito and the nematode. The website address of LocustDB is http://locustdb.genomics.org.cn/. Conclusion LocustDB starts with the first transcriptome information for an orthopteran and hemimetabolous insect and will be extended to provide a framework for incorporating in-coming genomic data of relevant insect groups and a workbench for cross-species comparative studies.

  3. Diversity, abundance, and sex-specific expression of chemosensory proteins in the reproductive organs of the locust Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Zhou, Xian-Hong; Ban, Li-Ping; Iovinella, Immacolata; Zhao, Li-Jing; Gao, Qian; Felicioli, Antonio; Sagona, Simona; Pieraccini, Giuseppe; Pelosi, Paolo; Zhang, Long; Dani, Francesca Romana

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    Chemosensory proteins (CSPs) are small soluble proteins often associated with chemosensory organs in insects but include members involved in other functions, such as pheromone delivery and development. Although the CSPs of the sensory organs have been extensively studied, little is known on their functions in other parts of the body. A first screening of the available databases has identified 70 sequences encoding CSPs in the oriental locust Locusta migratoria manilensis. Applying proteomic analysis, we have identified 17 of them abundantly expressed in the female reproductive organs, but only one (CSP91) in male organs. Bacterially expressed CSP91 binds fatty acids with a specificity for oleic and linoleic acid, as well as medium-length alcohols and esters. The same acids have been detected as the main gas chromatographic peaks in the dichloromethane extracts of reproductive organs of both sexes. The abundance and the number of CSPs in female reproductive organs indicates important roles for these proteins. We cannot exclude that different functions can be associated with each of the 17 CSPs, including delivery of semiochemicals, solubilization of hormones, direct control of development, or other unknown tasks.

  4. The neural and peptidergic control of gut contraction in Locusta migratoria: the effect of an FGLa/AST.

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    Robertson, Lisa; Rodriguez, E Patricia; Lange, Angela B

    2012-10-01

    The regulation of insect gut physiology is complex and involves the interactions of a number of mechanisms, including the neural regulation of gut contraction by altering neural input and the modulation of gut contractions by neuropeptides directly affecting the muscle. The FGLa-type allatostatins (FGLa/ASTs) are known brain/gut peptides with numerous physiological roles, including modulation of gut contraction and neural input. To further investigate the pleiotropic roles of FGLa/AST peptides in Locusta migratoria, we have examined the role of a locust FGLa/AST (Scg-AST-6) in the gut. Proctolin and Scg-AST-6 have opposing effects on gut contraction, where proctolin dose-dependently increases gut muscle tension, while Scg-AST-6 inhibits both muscle tension and spontaneous and neurogenic contractions in a dose-dependent manner. Results from neurophysiological recordings indicate that there may be a central pattern generator (CPG) within the ventricular ganglia regulated by descending inhibition, and the addition of Scg-AST-6 dose-dependently modulates this ventricular ganglion CPG. This work provides a comprehensive picture of how FGLa/ASTs may modulate and coordinate each region of the locust gut, and shows that FGLa/ASTs have both central effects, on the ventricular ganglion CPG, and peripheral effects on the gut muscle. Overall, this study shows how FGLa/ASTs contribute to the complex regulation and fine tuning of gut contraction.

  5. Molecular cloning, characterization and positively selected sites of the glutathione S-transferase family from Locusta migratoria.

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    Zhang, Xueyao; Wang, Jianxin; Zhang, Min; Qin, Guohua; Li, Daqi; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2014-01-01

    Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are multifunctional enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous compounds and are related to insecticide resistance. The purpose of this study was to provide new information on the molecular characteristics and the positive selection of locust GSTs. Based on the transcriptome database, we sequenced 28 cytosolic GSTs and 4 microsomal GSTs from the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria). We assigned the 28 cytosolic GSTs into 6 classes--sigma, epsilon, delta, theta, omega and zeta, and the 4 microsomal GSTs into 2 subclasses--insect and MGST3. The tissue- and stage-expression patterns of the GSTs differed at the mRNA level. Further, the substrate specificities and kinetic constants of the cytosolic GSTs differed markedly at the protein level. The results of likelihood ratio tests provided strong evidence for positive selection in the delta class. The result of Bayes Empirical Bayes analysis identified 4 amino acid sites in the delta class as positive selection sites. These sites were located on the protein surface. Our findings will facilitate the elucidation of the molecular characteristics and evolutionary aspects of insect GST superfamily.

  6. The incidences of Locusta migratoria migratoria and its control strategy in the farmland in Xinjiang%亚洲飞蝗在新疆农田的发生情况与防治对策

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    余虹丽; 侯洪

    2004-01-01

    新疆维吾尔自治区是中国耕地面积和宜农荒地最多的省、自治区之一,全区可垦地733万hm2。已耕地412.5万hm2。主要农作物有棉花、玉米、小麦等,是全国重要的农业省(自治区)。近年来,农田蝗虫特别是亚洲飞蝗[Locusta migratoria migratoria(L.)]的发生为害呈现不断加重的趋势,严重影响了农业的发展。

  7. 蝗虫节律基因pdp的克隆及功能分析%Clone and Functional Analysis of Circadian Gene pdp in Locusta migratoria

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    郭宇辉; 陈光

    2011-01-01

    [目的]研究不同条件下蝗虫(Locusta migratoria)节律基因Pdp( Pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase)的mRNA表达水平,进一步揭示蝗虫节律的分子机制.[方法]通过中国科学院动物研究所内的转录组数据库中找出pdp基因的原型来设计引物,以群居型东亚飞蝗的头部的反转录cDNA为模板,克隆出pdp基因的全序列.把一天24h等分成8个点,进行定时取样,以qRT-PCR技术进行不同时段pdp基因表达量的测定;并在不同处理条件下.测定pdp基因的表达量.[结果]节律基因pdp在蝗虫的不同处理条件下变化不大.[结论]该研究对了解飞蝗节律规律、种群特点及有效防虫具有重要的现实意义.%[Objective]Through studying mRNA expression levels of circadian gene pdp in Locusta migratoria under different conditions to reveal molecular mechanisms of rhythm of Locusta migratoria. [ Methods ] Based on the database of Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, to find out the prototype of the pdp gene and design primers. Using aggregated locust head cDNA cloning for templates, the complete sequence of the gene pdp was got. By dividing a day (24 hours)into eight points, we take fixed-point samples, and then measure the gene expression using qRT-PCR for different times of day. And then in different processing conditions, the pdp gene expression levels were determined. [ Results ] The rhythms of gene pdp locust changed slightly under different conditions. [ Conclusion ] The study had extremely realistic significance for understanding the rhythm and population characteristics of Locusta migratoria as well as effective insect-resistant.

  8. Effects of Glutamate and Na+ on the Development and Enzyme Activity of the Oriental Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen) in Successive Generations

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    ZHAO Xia; JIA Miao; WANG Lei; CAO Guang-chun; ZHANG Ze-hua

    2014-01-01

    Rapid and mass rearing of Locusta migratoria manilensis is an urgent need to meet the increasing demand for food of people. In this study, the effects of four artiifcial feeds on the development, reproduction and the activities of detoxiifcation and protective enzymes of L. migratoria manilensis in three successive generations were investigated. The results showed that sucrose and monosodium glutamate (MSG) signiifcantly increased the net reproductive rate (R0) and the intrinsic growth rate (rm) of L. migratoria manilensis, but sodium chloride (0.17%) suppressed this increase. Furthermore, the artiifcial feed with sucrose and monosodium glutamate increased the activities of esterase (EST), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), multi-function oxidase (MFO), phenol oxidase (PO), catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POD), but inhibited the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD). However, sodium chloride (0.17%) increased the activities of EST, AChE, CAT and SOD, and inhibited the activities of MFO, GST, PO and POD. Correlation analysis found that the increasing of PO activity and the decreasing of SOD activities were signiifcantly related with the increasing of the intrinsic growth rate (rm). The above results indicated that sucrose and monosodium glutamate could promote the development and reproduction of L. migratoria manilensis, but Na+ inhibit such promotion with the concentration above 0.2%. The activities of PO and SOD can be used as biochemical standard to assess the effect of artiifcial feed.

  9. Studium produktů prothorakálních žláz u saranče stěhovavé (\\kur{Locusta migratoria L.})

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    2007-01-01

    Prothoracic glands secrete ekdysteroids and protein products. The protein products of the prothoracic gland from the African migratory locust, Locusta migratoria were a subject of this study. The secretion of the proteins is enhanced during in vitro incubation by tris [tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethan] while the content of non-secretory proteins remains without substantial changes.

  10. Rapid cold hardening improves recovery of ion homeostasis and chill coma recovery time in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Findsen, Anders; Andersen, Jonas Lembcke; Calderon, Sofia; Overgaard, Johannes

    2013-05-01

    Chill tolerance of insects is defined as the ability to tolerate low temperature under circumstances not involving freezing of intracellular or extracellular fluids. For many insects chill tolerance is crucial for their ability to persist in cold environments and mounting evidence indicates that chill tolerance is associated with the ability to maintain ion and water homeostasis, thereby ensuring muscular function and preventing chill injury at low temperature. The present study describes the relationship between muscle and haemolymph ion homeostasis and time to regain posture following cold shock (CS, 2 h at -4°C) in the chill-susceptible locust Locusta migratoria. This relationship was examined in animals with and without a prior rapid cold-hardening treatment (RCH, 2 h at 0°C) to investigate the physiological underpinnings of RCH. CS elicited a doubling of haemolymph [K(+)] and this disturbance was greater in locusts pre-exposed to RCH. Recovery of ion homeostasis was, however, markedly faster in RCH-treated animals, which correlated well with whole-organism performance as hardened individuals regained posture faster than non-hardened individuals following CS. The present study indicates that loss and recovery of muscular function are associated with the resting membrane potential of excitable membranes as attested by the changes in the equilibrium potential for K(+) (EK) following CS. Both hardened and non-hardened animals regained movement once K(+) homeostasis had recovered to a fixed level (EK≈-41 mV). RCH is therefore not associated with altered sensitivity to ion disturbance but instead is correlated to a faster recovery of haemolymph [K(+)].

  11. Comparative analysis of cytochrome P450-like genes from Locusta migratoria manilensis: expression profiling and response to insecticide exposure

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    Yan-Qiong Guo; Jian-Zhen Zhang; Mei-Ling Yang; Liang-Zhen Yan; Kun Yan Zhu; Ya-Ping Guo; En-Bo Ma

    2012-01-01

    The cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (cytochrome P450) gene superfamily comprises many genes that may be involved in the biotransformations of pesticides and other xenobiotics.To date,very little is known about cytochrome P450 genes in the oriental migratory locust,Locusta migratoria manilensis.In this study,we carried out a genomewide analysis of cytochrome P450 genes of the locust to identify putative cytochrome P450 genes and characterize their expression responses to insecticide exposures.We identified 15 cytochrome P450-1ike genes from a locust expressed sequence tag database (LocustDB).Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis showed that most cytochrome P450-1ike genes displayed different tissue and developmental stage expression patterns.However,most of them were predominantly expressed in the midgut,gastric caeca,fatbodies,and/or hindgut.Biochemical analysis showed that cytochrome P450 was differentially affected by three different insecticides.Deltamethrin caused significant inductions in 12 h at LD30 (dose to kill 30% of the tested individuals) in the nymphs,whereas malathion and carbaryl did not have significant effect on cytochrome P450 enzyme activity.Further RT-PCR analysis showed significant increases of transcriptions of several cytochrome P450 genes in deltamethrin-treated locusts.Thus,the increased cytochrome P450 enzyme activity is likely due to increased transcriptions of multiple cytochrome P450genes in response to deltamethrin exposure.These results are expected to help us better understand the interactions between insecticides and major detoxification enzymes,and possible changes of the susceptibility to other insecticides in deltamethrin-treated insects at various molecular levels.

  12. Scaling of resting and maximum hopping metabolic rate throughout the life cycle of the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Snelling, Edward P; Seymour, Roger S; Matthews, Philip G D; Runciman, Sue; White, Craig R

    2011-10-01

    The hemimetabolous migratory locust Locusta migratoria progresses through five instars to the adult, increasing in size from 0.02 to 0.95 g, a 45-fold change. Hopping locomotion occurs at all life stages and is supported by aerobic metabolism and provision of oxygen through the tracheal system. This allometric study investigates the effect of body mass (Mb) on oxygen consumption rate (MO2, μmol h(-1)) to establish resting metabolic rate (MRO2), maximum metabolic rate during hopping (MMO2) and maximum metabolic rate of the hopping muscles (MMO2,hop) in first instar, third instar, fifth instar and adult locusts. Oxygen consumption rates increased throughout development according to the allometric equations MRO2=30.1Mb(0.83±0.02), MMO2=155Mb(1.01±0.02), MMO2,hop=120Mb(1.07±0.02) and, if adults are excluded, MMO2,juv=136Mb(0.97±0.02) and MMO2,juv,hop=103Mb(1.02±0.02). Increasing body mass by 20-45% with attached weights did not increase mass-specific MMO2 significantly at any life stage, although mean mass-specific hopping MO2 was slightly higher (ca. 8%) when juvenile data were pooled. The allometric exponents for all measures of metabolic rate are much greater than 0.75, and therefore do not support West, Brown and Enquist’s optimised fractal network model, which predicts that metabolism scales with a 3⁄4-power exponent owing to limitations in the rate at which resources can be transported within the body.

  13. Two homologous carboxylesterase genes from Locusta migratoria with different tissue expression patterns and roles in insecticide detoxification.

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    Zhang, Jianqin; Ge, Pingting; Li, Daqi; Guo, Yaping; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2015-06-01

    Carboxylesterases (CarEs) play a crucial role in detoxification of xenobiotics and resistance to insecticides in insects. In this study, two cDNAs of CarE genes (LmCesA4 and LmCesA5) were sequenced from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. The cDNAs of LmCesA4 and LmCesA5 putatively encoded 538 and 470 amino acid residues, respectively. The deduced amino acid sequences of the two CarE genes showed 45.0% identities, possessed highly conserved catalytic triads (Ser-Glu-His), and clustered in phylogenetic analysis. These results suggest that they are homologous genes. Both CarE genes were expressed throughout the developmental stages. However, LmCesA4 was predominately expressed in the midgut (including the gastric caeca) and fat bodies, whereas LmCesA5 was mainly expressed in the gastric caeca. The in situ hybridization results showed that the transcripts of the two genes were localized in apical and basal regions of the columnar cells in the gastric caeca. Gene silencing followed by insecticide bioassay increased the mortalities of deltamethrin-, malathion-, and carbaryl-treated locusts by 29.5%, 31.0% and 20.4%, respectively, after the locusts were injected with LmCesA4 double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). In contrast, the injection of LmCesA5 dsRNA did not significantly increase the susceptibility of the locusts to any of these insecticides. These results suggest that these genes not only show different tissue expression patterns but also play different roles in insecticide detoxification.

  14. Developmental expression of cell recognition molecules in the mushroom body and antennal lobe of the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Eickhoff, René; Bicker, Gerd

    2012-06-15

    We examined the development of olfactory neuropils in the hemimetabolous insect Locusta migratoria with an emphasis on the mushroom bodies, protocerebral integration centers implicated in memory formation. Using a marker of the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling cascade and lipophilic dye labeling, we obtained new insights into mushroom body organization by resolving previously unrecognized accessory lobelets arising from Class III Kenyon cells. We utilized antibodies against axonal guidance cues, such as the cell surface glycoproteins Semaphorin 1a (Sema 1a) and Fasciclin I (Fas I), as embryonic markers to compile a comprehensive atlas of mushroom body development. During embryogenesis, all neuropils of the olfactory pathway transiently expressed Sema 1a. The immunoreactivity was particularly strong in developing mushroom bodies. During late embryonic stages, Sema 1a expression in the mushroom bodies became restricted to a subset of Kenyon cells in the core region of the peduncle. Sema 1a was differentially sorted to the Kenyon cell axons and absent in the dendrites. In contrast to Drosophila, locust mushroom bodies and antennal lobes expressed Fas I, but not Fas II. While Fas I immunoreactivity was widely distributed in the midbrain during embryogenesis, labeling persisted into adulthood only in the mushroom bodies and antennal lobes. Kenyon cells proliferated throughout the larval stages. Their neurites retained the embryonic expression pattern of Sema 1a and Fas I, suggesting a role for these molecules in developmental mushroom body plasticity. Our study serves as an initial step toward functional analyses of Sema 1a and Fas I expression during locust mushroom body formation.

  15. Preliminary study on physiological characteristics of Locusta migratoria migratoria from Jilin province%亚洲飞蝗吉林种群生理特征初报

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    李杨; 张欣杨; 张龙

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on the physiological characteristics of locust (Locusta migratoria migratoria) from Jilin province and reported a laboratory study on hatch rate, mean development duration, body length, weight, head width, sex ratio and adult emerge rate. The results showed that the hatch rate was 26.27%. Each instar lasted about 6-7 days, the instar would increase when temperature dropped, and the average lifetime was 74.52days. The body length grew steadily and the adult females' average body length was 5. 564 cm (with wings), males' was 4. 968 cm (with wings). The body weight grew fast from the third instar and the adult females' average body weight was 1. 030 g, males' was 0. 848 g. The head width grew steadily, too, and the adult females' average head width was 0. 508 cm, males' was 0. 526 cm. Female's body size was larger than male's.The locust's sex ratio (female/male)was 1/1.2. And average adult emerge rate was 81.25%. The results were helpful for the detailed understanding of physiological characteristics of the locust in Jilin province and laid the foundation of specially adapted control in this area.%为了解东北地区吉林省亚洲飞蝗的生理特性,通过室内饲养实验,对采自吉林省的亚洲飞蝗孵化率、发育历期、体长、体重、头壳宽度、雌雄比和羽化率进行了研究.研究结果表明,试虫孵化率为26.27%,各龄期时间6~7 d,并随环境温度降低有所增长,平均寿命74.52 d.体长生长速度稳定,成虫后雌性平均有翅体长为5.564 cm,雄性为4.968 cm.体重从三龄起生长迅速,成虫后雌性平均体重为1.030 g,雄性为0.848 g.头壳宽度生长也比较稳定,成虫后雌性平均头壳宽度为0.508 cm,雄性为0.526 cm,雌性体形比雄性稍大.试虫雌雄比为1/1.2(雌/雄),平均羽化率为81.25%.该研究结果有助于更为全面了解吉林省亚洲飞蝗生理特征,为有针对性防治奠定基础.

  16. Outbreak of Oriental migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)in Baiyandian Lake.%白洋淀东亚飞蝗持续大发生浅析

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    任春光

    2001-01-01

    进入90年代以来,白洋淀蝗区东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)持续大发生4次,是50年来十分罕见的。究其原因,主要受白洋淀水位变化的影响,其中8月水位的高低直接影响翌年夏蝗发生程度,其次是生态环境和气候条件等因素的影响。%Since 1990,Oriental migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis had continually broken out four time in Baiyangdian lake which had been very rare in the recent fifty years. The major reason of that is the influence of variation of water level of Baiyangdian lake,and the height of water level in August affects directly the degree of the occurrence of summer locusts in the next year. The second reason is the influences of ecological environment and climate condtion.

  17. Techniques for assaying detoxification enzyme activity inLocusta migratoria%飞蝗解毒酶系活力测定方法

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    董玮; 吴海花; 张建珍; 王泽世; 马恩波

    2016-01-01

    飞蝗Locusta migratoria是重要的农业害虫,代谢抗性是飞蝗主要的农药抗性机制之一。与代谢抗性相关的解毒酶系主要有:非专一性酯酶系( Non-specficesterases , ESTs )、谷胱甘肽 S-转移酶系(GlutathioneS-transferases,GSTs)和细胞色素P450单加氧酶系(Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases, P450s),解毒酶系活力的测定是研究飞蝗农药代谢机制的重要途径。本文详细介绍了飞蝗解毒酶系的测定方法,为蝗虫及其他昆虫解毒酶系的测定提供参考。%Locusta migratoria(L.) is a major agricultural pest and metabolic resistance is one of the most important mechanisms by which this species develops resistance to insecticides. The detoxification enzymes, which are associated with metabolic resistance, include non-specific esterase (ESTs), glutathioneS-transferases (GSTs) and cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s). Assaying detoxification enzyme activity is an important way to study pesticide metabolism inL. migratoria. This paper describes in detail how to analyze the detoxification enzymes activity in L. migratoria, and provides a reference for this in other insects.

  18. Adaptive difference in daily timing of hatch in two locust species, Schistocerca gregaria and Locusta migratoria: the effects of thermocycles and phase polyphenism.

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    Nishide, Yudai; Tanaka, Seiji; Saeki, Shinjiro

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the effects of temperature and phase polyphenism on egg hatching time in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, and the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. The two species exhibited differences and similarities in hatching behavior when exposed to different temperature conditions. In 12-h thermocycles of various temperatures, the S. gregaria eggs hatched during the cryoperiod (low temperature period), whereas L. migratoria eggs hatched during the thermoperiod (high temperature period). The eggs of both species hatched during the species-specific period of the thermoperiod in response to a temperature difference as small as 1 °C. Furthermore, the locusts adjusted hatching time to a new thermal environment that occurred shortly before the expected hatching time. In both species, the hatching of the eggs was synchronized to a specific time of the day, and two hatching peaks separated by approximately 1 day were observed at a constant temperature after the eggs were transferred from thermocycles 3 days before hatching. Eggs laid by gregarious females hatched earlier than those laid by solitarious females in S. gregaria but this difference was not observed in L. migratoria.

  19. Molecular and functional characterization of cDNAs putatively encoding carboxylesterases from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Full Text Available Carboxylesterases (CarEs belong to a superfamily of metabolic enzymes encoded by a number of genes and are widely distributed in microbes, plants and animals including insects. These enzymes play important roles in detoxification of insecticides and other xenobiotics, degradation of pheromones, regulation of neurodevelopment, and control of animal development. In this study, we characterized a total of 39 full-length cDNAs putatively encoding different CarEs from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, one of the most severe insect pests in many regions of the world, and evaluated the role of four CarE genes in insecticide detoxification. Our phylogenetic analysis grouped the 39 CarEs into five different clades including 20 CarEs in clade A, 3 in D, 13 in E, 1 in F and 2 in I. Four CarE genes (LmCesA3, LmCesA20, LmCesD1, LmCesE1, representing three different clades (A, D and E, were selected for further analyses. The transcripts of the four genes were detectable in all the developmental stages and tissues examined. LmCesA3 and LmCesE1 were mainly expressed in the fat bodies and Malpighian tubules, whereas LmCesA20 and LmCesD1 were predominately expressed in the muscles and hemolymph, respectively. The injection of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA synthesized from each of the four CarE genes followed by the bioassay with each of four insecticides (chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl and deltamethrin increased the nymphal mortalities by 37.2 and 28.4% in response to malathion after LmCesA20 and LmCesE1 were silenced, respectively. Thus, we proposed that both LmCesA20 and LmCesE1 played an important role in detoxification of malathion in the locust. These results are expected to help researchers reveal the characteristics of diverse CarEs and assess the risk of insecticide resistance conferred by CarEs in the locust and other insect species.

  20. Molecular and functional characterization of cDNAs putatively encoding carboxylesterases from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Zhang, Jianqin; Li, Daqi; Ge, Pingting; Guo, Yaping; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2014-01-01

    Carboxylesterases (CarEs) belong to a superfamily of metabolic enzymes encoded by a number of genes and are widely distributed in microbes, plants and animals including insects. These enzymes play important roles in detoxification of insecticides and other xenobiotics, degradation of pheromones, regulation of neurodevelopment, and control of animal development. In this study, we characterized a total of 39 full-length cDNAs putatively encoding different CarEs from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, one of the most severe insect pests in many regions of the world, and evaluated the role of four CarE genes in insecticide detoxification. Our phylogenetic analysis grouped the 39 CarEs into five different clades including 20 CarEs in clade A, 3 in D, 13 in E, 1 in F and 2 in I. Four CarE genes (LmCesA3, LmCesA20, LmCesD1, LmCesE1), representing three different clades (A, D and E), were selected for further analyses. The transcripts of the four genes were detectable in all the developmental stages and tissues examined. LmCesA3 and LmCesE1 were mainly expressed in the fat bodies and Malpighian tubules, whereas LmCesA20 and LmCesD1 were predominately expressed in the muscles and hemolymph, respectively. The injection of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) synthesized from each of the four CarE genes followed by the bioassay with each of four insecticides (chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl and deltamethrin) increased the nymphal mortalities by 37.2 and 28.4% in response to malathion after LmCesA20 and LmCesE1 were silenced, respectively. Thus, we proposed that both LmCesA20 and LmCesE1 played an important role in detoxification of malathion in the locust. These results are expected to help researchers reveal the characteristics of diverse CarEs and assess the risk of insecticide resistance conferred by CarEs in the locust and other insect species.

  1. Control efficacy of three biological pesticides on Locusta migratoria tibetensis%3种生物农药对西藏飞蝗的防治效果

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    赵磊; 周俗; 严东海; 余勇; 杨廷勇; 张绪校

    2015-01-01

    西藏飞蝗是川西北草原主要的生物灾害之一,近年来平均危害面积在7.5万 hm2左右,且呈现出逐年加重趋势。为加大对西藏飞蝗的防治力度,试验应用瑞·苏生防剂、2%阿维·苏云菌可湿性粉剂、1%苦参碱可溶液剂3种生物农药分别对西藏飞蝗进行小区和大面积防治试验,比较3种生物药剂的防治效果。结果表明,3种生物农药对西藏飞蝗的小区试验防治效果在89.99%~92.12%之间,大面积防治效果在86.50%~92.41%之间,均具有较高的防效,可作为防治川西草原西藏飞蝗的选用药剂。%Locusta migratoria tibetensis is one of the main biological disasters in northwest Sichuan grassland.Dur-ing the past years,the annual damaged grassland area was 75 thousand hectares,and presents the increasing trend year by year.In order to effectively control L .migratoria tibetensis ,three biological pesticides were used for con-trolling L .migratoria tibetensis by plot experiments and large-area field trials.The control efficacies of the three biological pesticides are 89.99%-92.12% and 86.50%-92.41% in plot experiments and field trials,respective-ly,which indicates that the three biological pesticides all can be used for controlling L .migratoria tibetensis .

  2. 西藏飞蝗各发育阶段的耐寒性%Cold-hardiness of Locusta migratoria tibetensis in each developmental stage

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    王思忠; 李庆; 封传红; 张敏; 蒋凡; 杨刚; 罗林明

    2007-01-01

    西藏飞蝗Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen是青藏高原的重要农牧业害虫.对该虫各发育阶段的过冷却点和结冰点的测定表明,西藏飞蝗卵的过冷却点和结冰点为最低,分别为-22.02℃、-16.36℃,4龄蝻的过冷却点和结冰点最高,分别是-6.46℃和-5.05℃,西藏飞蝗在甘孜以卵越冬.

  3. The microstructure of the external genitalia of Locusta migratoria manilensis%东亚飞蝗外生殖器的显微结构

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    娄延霞; 连国云; 刘志刚; 高松

    2013-01-01

    利用扫描电镜技术观测了东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)雌雄个体外生殖器的显微构造,描述了雌雄两性外生殖器的具体结构以及其表面上感受器的分布情况.雌性的外生殖器由背、腹产卵瓣构成,雄性的外生殖器由外骨骼所包被的阳具基背片和阳具复合体构成.在雌雄两性的外生殖器表面着生有大量的感受器,包括毛形、刺形、锥形,主要是机械感受器,还有少量化学感受器.

  4. Moulting of insect tracheae captured by light and electron-microscopy in the metathoracic femur of a third instar locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Snelling, Edward P; Seymour, Roger S; Runciman, Sue

    2011-09-01

    The insect tracheal system is an air-filled branching network of internal tubing that functions to exchange respiratory gases between the tissues and the environment. The light and electron-micrographs presented in this study show tracheae in the process of moulting, captured from the metathoracic hopping femur of a juvenile third instar locust (Locusta migratoria). The images provide evidence for the detachment of the cuticular intima from the tracheal epithelial cells, the presence of moulting fluid between the new and old cuticle layers, and the withdrawal of the shed cuticular lining through larger upstream regions of the tracheal system during moulting. The micrographs also reveal that the cuticular intima of the fine terminal branches of the tracheal system is cast at ecdysis. Therefore, the hypothesis that tracheoles retain their cuticle lining at each moult may not apply to all insect species or developmental stages.

  5. 磁场对东亚飞蝗体色的影响%Influence of magnetic field on body colour of Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    曹成全; 张合伦; 陈海霖; 黄成军

    2010-01-01

    本试验用0.45 T的稳定磁场处理东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)的若虫和成虫,在温度为(35±2)℃、光周期为(L:D=10:14)、光照度12 000 lx、相对湿度64%的光照培养箱中饲养,历时38 d,发现该磁场对东亚飞蝗体表色素的变化有明显的影响,主要表现为草绿色、乳黄色和浅白色等几种颜色,对开发昆虫宠物市场有一定的启发.

  6. Factors of Locusta migratoria Outbreak in Songnen Plain%松嫩平原亚洲飞蝗发生的成因

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    郑树峰; 孙元; 孙阎; 王世喜; 王贵强; 肖洋

    2011-01-01

    Locust (Locusta migratoria) plague happened in Dabaishui wetland on July 2009, where is located at the junction of Zhaoyuan County and Zhaozhou County of Heilongjiang Province. Factors, including climate conditions, geomorphic characteristics, soil hydrological properties, and vegetation situation, which have impact on the locust outbreak in Songnen Plain were analyzed based on "3S" technology by field survey and laboratory data analysis. Results showed that the outbreak of Locusta migratoria in Songnen Plain was influenced by many factors such as landform, climate, soil, hydrological properties, and vegetation type, among which the climate was the most important factor.%以2009年7月发生在黑龙江省肇源县与肇州县交界处大白水苇塘湿地的蝗灾为例,采用野外调查、室内实验室数据分析与“3S”技术相结合的方法,对影响松嫩平原蝗灾发生的气候条件、地质地貌、土壤水文及植被情况进行分析.结果表明:松嫩平原亚洲飞蝗的发生,受地形地貌、气候、土壤、水文及植被类型等多种因素的影响,其中气候因素是影响亚洲飞蝗发生的主要原因.

  7. Occurrence of Tibetan Migratory Locust: Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen%西藏飞蝗发生规律的分析

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    牙森·沙力; 高松; 学加热; 涂雄兵; 彭仕鼎; 薛志平; 张泽华

    2011-01-01

    In order to clarify the occurrence of Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen in Jin Sha Jiang River Valley, we analyzed the life history and population dynamics of L. m. tibetensis Chen based on field data in 2007. Result showed that L. m. tibetensis Chen has one generation per year. Its eggs began hatching in mid-late of April with emergence as adults in mid July starting oviposition in mid August. Swarm of gregarious individuals in plot 1, plot 2 and plot 3, had large population density, then gradually decreased from end of June to first week of July. The population has small density in Plot 4. Growth and dynamics of L.m. tibetensis Chen have different characteristics in different habitat.%为阐明金沙江流域蝗区两藏飞蝗(Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen)发生规律,2007年夏季依据不同植物群落中西藏飞蝗年生活史和种群动态数据分析其发生规律.结果表明:西藏飞蝗在金沙江流域一年发生一代,4月中下旬开始孵化,7月上中旬开始羽化为成虫,8月中旬起进入产卵期.在样地1、样地2和样地3内西藏飞蝗以群居型个体为主,前期虫口密度高,到6月下旬至7月上旬逐渐降低;在样地4内虫口密度低,以散居型个体为主.生境对两藏飞蝗生长发育和消长动态有一定的影响.

  8. The Olfactory Co-receptor Orco from the Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria and the Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria: Identification and Expression pattern

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    Ying Yang, Jürgen Krieger, Long Zhang, Heinz Breer

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In locusts, olfaction plays a crucial role for initiating and controlling behaviours, including food seeking and aggregation with conspecifics, which underlie the agricultural pest capacity of the animals. In this context, the molecular basis of olfaction in these insects is of particular interest. Here, we have identified genes of two orthopteran species, Locusta migratoria and Schistocera gregaria, which encode the olfactory receptor co-receptor (Orco. It was found that the sequences of LmigOrco and SgreOrco share a high degree of identity to each other and also to Orco proteins from different insect orders. The Orco-expressing cells in the antenna of S. gregaria and L. migratoria were visualized by in situ hybridization. Orco expression could be assigned to clusters of cells in sensilla basiconica and few cells in sensilla trichoidea, most likely representing olfactory sensory neurons. No Orco-positive cells were detected in sensilla coeloconica and sensilla chaetica. Orco expression was found already in all nymphal stages and was verified in some other tissues which are equipped with chemosensory hairs (mouthparts, tarsi, wings. Together, the results support the notion for a decisive role of Orco in locust olfaction.

  9. β-1,3-Glucan recognition protein (βGRP) is essential for resistance against fungal pathogen and opportunistic pathogenic gut bacteria in Locusta migratoria manilensis.

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    Zheng, Xiaoli; Xia, Yuxian

    2012-03-01

    Pattern recognition proteins, which form part of the innate immune system, initiate host defense reactions in response to pathogen surface molecules. The pattern recognition protein β-1,3-glucan recognition protein (βGRP) binds to β-1,3-glucan on fungal surfaces to mediate melanization via the prophenoloxidase (PPO)-activating cascade. In this study, cDNA encoding a 53-kDa βGRP (LmβGRP) was cloned from Locusta migratoria manilensis. LmβGRP mRNA shown to be constitutively expressed specifically in hemocytes and was highly upregulated following fungal infection. LmβGRP-silenced (LmβGRP-RNAi) mutant locusts exhibited significantly reduced survival rate following fungal infection (Metarhizium acridum) compared with the wild-type. Furthermore, LmβGRP-RNAi mutants exhibited abnormally loose stools indicative of a gut defect. 16S rRNA gene analysis detected the opportunistic pathogenic bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus in LmβGRP mutant but not wild-type locusts, suggesting changes in the composition of gut bacterial communities. These results indicate that LmβGRP is essential to gut immunity in L. migratoria manilensis.

  10. An isoform of Taiman that contains a PRD-repeat motif is indispensable for transducing the vitellogenic juvenile hormone signal in Locusta migratoria.

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    Wang, Zhiming; Yang, Libin; Song, Jiasheng; Kang, Le; Zhou, Shutang

    2017-03-01

    Taiman (Tai) has been recently identified as the dimerizing partner of juvenile hormone (JH) receptor, Methoprene-tolerant (Met). However, the role of Tai isoforms in transducing vitellogenic signal of JH has not been determined. In this study, we show that the migratory locust Locusta migratoria has two Tai isoforms, which differ in an INDEL-1 domain with the PRD-repeat motif rich in histidine and proline at the C-terminus. Tai-A with the INDEL-1 is expressed at levels about 50-fold higher than Tai-B without the INDEL-1 in the fat body of vitellogenic adult females. Knockdown of Tai-A but not Tai-B results in a substantial reduction of vitellogenin expression in the fat body accompanied by the arrest of ovarian development and oocyte maturation, similar to that caused by depletion of both Tai isoforms. Either Tai-A or Tai-B combined with Met can induce target gene transcription in response to JH, but Tai-A appears to mediate a significantly higher transactivation. Our data suggest that the INDEL-1 domain plays a critical role in Tai function during reproduction as Tai-A appears be more active than Tai-B in transducing the vitellogenic JH signal in L. migratoria.

  11. The olfactory co-receptor Orco from the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) and the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria): identification and expression pattern.

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    Yang, Ying; Krieger, Jürgen; Zhang, Long; Breer, Heinz

    2012-01-01

    In locusts, olfaction plays a crucial role for initiating and controlling behaviours, including food seeking and aggregation with conspecifics, which underlie the agricultural pest capacity of the animals. In this context, the molecular basis of olfaction in these insects is of particular interest. Here, we have identified genes of two orthopteran species, Locusta migratoria and Schistocera gregaria, which encode the olfactory receptor co-receptor (Orco). It was found that the sequences of LmigOrco and SgreOrco share a high degree of identity to each other and also to Orco proteins from different insect orders. The Orco-expressing cells in the antenna of S. gregaria and L. migratoria were visualized by in situ hybridization. Orco expression could be assigned to clusters of cells in sensilla basiconica and few cells in sensilla trichodea, most likely representing olfactory sensory neurons. No Orco-positive cells were detected in sensilla coeloconica and sensilla chaetica. Orco expression was found already in all nymphal stages and was verified in some other tissues which are equipped with chemosensory hairs (mouthparts, tarsi, wings). Together, the results support the notion for a decisive role of Orco in locust olfaction.

  12. LmCYP4G102: An oenocyte-specific cytochrome P450 gene required for cuticular waterproofing in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Yu, Zhitao; Zhang, Xueyao; Wang, Yiwen; Moussian, Bernard; Zhu, Kun Yan; Li, Sheng; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2016-07-22

    Cytochrome P450 superfamily proteins play important roles in detoxification of xenobiotics and during physiological and developmental processes. To contribute to our understanding of this large gene family in insects, we have investigated the function of the cytochrome P450 gene LmCYP4G102 in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria. Suppression of LmCYP4G102 expression by RNA interference (RNAi) does not interfere with moulting but causes rapid loss of body weight - probably due to massive loss of water, and death soon after moulting. Accordingly, maintaining these animals at 90% relative humidity prevented lethality. Consistently, RNAi against LmCYP4G102 provoked a decrease in the content of cuticular alkanes, which as an important fraction of cuticular hydrocarbons have been shown to confer desiccation resistance. In addition, the cuticle of LmCYP4G102-knockdown locusts was fragile and easier deformable than in control animals. Presumably, this phenotype is due to decreased amounts of cuticular water that is reported to modulate cuticle mechanics. Interestingly, LmCYP4G102 was not expressed in the epidermis that produces the cuticle but in the sub-epdiermal hepatocyte-like oenocytes. Together, our results suggest that the oenocyte-specific LmCYP4G102 plays a critical role in the synthesis of cuticular hydrocarbons, which are important for cuticle waterproofing and mechanical stability in L. migratoria.

  13. Heterologous expression and characterization of a sigma glutathione S-transferase involved in carbaryl detoxification from oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen).

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    Qin, Guohua; Jia, Miao; Liu, Ting; Zhang, Xueyao; Guo, Yaping; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2012-02-01

    Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) play a major role in detoxification of xenobiotics and resistance to insecticides in insects. In the present study, a sigma-class GST gene (LmGSTs3) was identified from the locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis. Its full-length cDNA sequence is 828 bp containing an open reading frame (ORF) of 612 bp that encodes 204 amino acid residues. The predicted protein molecular mass and pI are 23.4 kDa and 7.62, respectively. Recombinant LmGSTs3 was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli as a soluble fusion protein. Its optimal activity was observed at pH 8.0. Incubation for 30 min at temperatures below 40 °C scarcely affected activity. The LmGSTs3 at pH values between 4.0 and 11.0 retained more than 80% of its original activity. Ethacrynic acid and cibacron blue were very effective inhibitors of LmGSTs3 with I50-values 1.7 and 3.7 μM, respectively. In response to heavy metal (CuSO4, CdCl2) exposure there was a concentration-dependent and time-dependent decrease in activity. The nymph mortalities after carbaryl treatment increased 38.7% after LmGSTs3 were silenced. These results suggest that LmGSTs3 may be involved in carbaryl detoxification in L. migratoria manilensis.

  14. Study on evolution of occurring area of Locusta migratoria manilensis and its sustainable control strategies%无棣县东亚飞蝗蝗区演变研究及其持续控制对策探讨

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    田方文; 张秀安

    2005-01-01

    根据新中国成立以来的有关历史资料和7次蝗区勘察结果,阐述了无棣县东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis)蝗区的演变过程和结果,东亚飞蝗的发生规律和影响因素,提出了可持续控制对策.

  15. 植被及土壤对西藏飞蝗产卵的影响%Effect of Vegetation and Soil on Oviposition of Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen

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    李庆; 廖志昌; 杨刚; 封传红; 杨群芳; 罗怀海; 蒋春先; 王海建

    2012-01-01

    [目的]探索植被及土壤的理化性质对西藏飞蝗(Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen)产卵量及产卵分布的影响.[方法]采用室外及室内笼罩模拟法,利用三因子二次回归通用旋转组合设计构建西藏飞蝗产卵选择模型.[结果]西藏飞蝗对不同植被的土壤有产卵选择性,其中草地和青稞地的产卵量最大(分别为36.03%和21.20%).土壤的理化性质能显著影响西藏飞蝗对产卵地的选择,其中含盐量、含水量和pH值影响最大.单因素分析表明在试验设置的含盐量区间内选择产卵量随含盐量的增加而急剧减少,而含水量和pH值各有一最适值.双因素分析表明3个因素之间有一定的互作影响,其中含盐量的影响最大.统计频率优化法得出最适宜产卵的土壤综合指标为含盐量0.08%-0.12%、含水量2.91%-3.75%、pH7.35-7.65.[结论]西藏飞蝗在不同的植被上生活,其产卵量差异显著.土壤含盐量、含水量和pH值显著影响西藏飞蝗产卵选择性.%[Objective] The objective of this study is to explore the effect of vegetation and soil physical and chemical properties on fecundity and oviposition distribution of Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen. [Method] Three-factor quadratic regression general rotary combination experimental design was used to construct oviposition preference model of L. Migratoria tibetensis by using the caging simulation method in laboratory and field. [Result] L. Migratoria tibetensis had oviposition preference on different land soils, and had the highest fecundity in the grassland and barley field (36.03% and 21.20%, respectively). The soil physical and chemical properties had significant effects on oviposition preference. The salt content, water content and pH value had a great effect on oviposition preference. Single factor analysis showed that the fecundity decreased rapidly as the salt content increased in salt content intervals, but the water content and pH value

  16. Observation of antennal sensilla of Locusta migratoria tibetensis with scanning electron microscope%西藏飞蝗触角感器的扫描电镜观察

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    李彝利; 李庆; 匡健康; 杨刚; 封传红; 罗怀海

    2011-01-01

    应用扫描电镜对西藏飞蝗Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen触角的外部形态结构及其感器进行了观察和研究.结果表明,西藏飞蝗触角上存在5种感器即毛形感器、刺形感器、腔锥形感器、锥形感器和腔形感器.通过对各种感器的形态特点进行描述,发现西藏飞蝗群居型与散居型、蝗蝻与成虫、雌性与雄性的感器在类型上无明显差异,但是群居型较散居型在数量上偏少;蝗蝻较成虫在形态上偏小、数量上偏少,主要集中分布位置也有所不同.与东亚飞蝗L.migratoria manilensis(Meyen)相比,二者在感器类型上无明显差异,但西藏飞蝗触角感器在形态上较东亚飞蝗偏小,数量上偏少,分布情况也有所差别.%Scanning electron microscopy was used to observe the antennae and sensilla of Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen.Five types of sensilla were found on antennae: sensilla trichodea, sensilla chaetica, sensilla coeloclnica, sensilla basiconica and sensilla cavity.Describing the morphological characteristics of these sensilla indicates that there was generally little variation in sensilla type, however, gregarious locusts had fewer sensilla than solitary locusts.Nymphs had smaller and fewer sensilla than adults, and nymphs and adults also differed in the distribution of sensilla.L.m.tibetensis had similar types of sensilla to L.m.manilensis (Meyen) but these subspecies differ in the morphological characteristics,quantity and distribution of sensilla, such as differences in distribution of sensilla between nymphs and adults.

  17. 东亚飞蝗血细胞形态学研究%Morphological study on hemocytes of Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    贾雷坡; 崔智芳; 王强; 吴昊; 张小民

    2011-01-01

    通过Wright's染色和光学显微镜对不同地区东亚飞蝗的血细胞进行了观察,发现东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)的血细胞包括原血胞、浆血胞、粒血胞和类绛血胞4种类型.原血胞的细胞核为红色,而其它3种血细胞的细胞核均被Wright's染液染成红色和蓝色2种类型.故认为浆血胞是由原血胞分裂而来;浆血胞进一步分化为蓝核浆血胞和红核浆血胞,蓝核浆血胞进一步演化为蓝核粒血胞和蓝核类绛血胞;红核浆血胞进一步演化为红核粒血胞和红核类绛血胞.粒血胞又分化为大颗粒粒血胞和小颗粒粒血胞,小颗粒粒血胞又进一步分化为密集小颗粒粒血胞和稀少小颗粒粒血胞,由此将东亚飞蝗的血细胞分为4类11种.该研究不仅为蝗虫形态学提供依据,同时也为蝗虫生理、蝗虫免疫,以及防蝗治蝗提供依据.%Light microscopy and the Wright stain method revealed four types of hemocytes; prohaemocytes,plasmatocytes, granulocytes and oenocytoids, in Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen). Prohaemocytes' had a red nucleus, whereas the nucleus of the other three haemocytes was dyed red and blue by Wright' s dye. Plasmatocytes are considered to be disintegrated prohaemocytes and can be further differentiated into red-nucleus plasmatocytes and bluenucleus plasmatocytes. Blue-nucleus plasmatocytes evolve into blue-nucleus granulocyte and oenocytoids whereas rednucleus plasmatocytes evolve into red-nucleus granulocyte and ocnocytoids. Granulocytes are differentiated into largegranular granulocytes and small-granular granulocytes, the latter are differentiated into exiguous and dense small granular granulocytes. Hemocytes of L. m. manilersi can therefore be divided into four main types with eleven subtypes. This study not only provides a basis for grasshopper morphology, but also grasshopper physiology, immunity and locust control.

  18. 东亚飞蝗主要过敏原的分析、鉴定与纯化%Purification and identification of allergens in Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    陈义昆; 邬玉兰; 刘志刚

    2012-01-01

    通过十二烷基硫酸钠-聚丙烯酰胺凝胶电泳(SDS-PAGE)分离东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)的蛋白质组分并测定其分子量,收集过敏病人血清,采用免疫印迹(Western-blotting)法鉴定其过敏原成分,通过凝胶过滤层析对东亚飞蝗过敏原进行分离纯化.结果表明:东亚飞蝗蛋白粗提液条带大概有30条左右,其中主带大约有10条,相对分子量约为13、15、25、28、40、45、55、70、100、110 ku,其中蛋白含量最丰富的约在70ku左右.免疫印迹结果显示,蝗虫过敏条带主要有5条,相对分子量分别约为19、29、38、70、130 ku.通过凝胶过滤层析对东亚飞蝗过敏原进行分离纯化,得到了一个高纯度相对分子质量约为70 ku东亚飞蝗过敏原,并且发现了一个相对分子质量约为130 ku的蝗虫新过敏原.本研究为临床上蝗虫食物变态反应性疾病的诊断和治疗奠定基础.%Proteins from Locusta migratoria manilensis were isolated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis ( SDS-PAGE) and identified by Western-blotting using sera from patients allergic to locusts. Allergens from L. m. manilensis were purified by gel filtration chromatography. About 30 protein bands were separated by SDS-PAGE,ten of which were major bands. The proteins, whose molecular weights (MW) were 70 ku, could bind with specific IgE from the sera of locust-allergic patients, thereby identifying them as specific allergens of L. m. manilensis. We identified the primary allergens, whose molecular masses were 19,29,38,70 and 130 ku, by Western-blotting. These results may provide a basis for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergic reactions to locusts.

  19. Identification and functional analysis of a cytochrome P450 gene CYP9AQ2 involved in deltamethrin detoxification from Locusta migratoria.

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    Guo, Yanqiong; Zhang, Xueyao; Wu, Haihua; Yu, Rongrong; Zhang, Jianzhen; Zhu, Kun Yan; Guo, Yaping; Ma, Enbo

    2015-07-01

    A 1578-bp cDNA of a cytochrome P450 gene (CYP9AQ2) was sequenced from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. It contains an open reading frame (ORF) of 1557 bp that encodes 519 amino acid residues. As compared with other known insect cytochrome P450 enzymes, the overall structure of its deduced protein is highly conserved. The expression of CYP9AQ2 was relatively higher in nymphal stages than in egg and adult stages, and the highest expression was found in fourth-instar nymphs, which was 8.7-fold higher than that of eggs. High expression of CYP9AQ2 was observed in foregut, followed by hindgut, Malpighian tubules, brain and fat bodies, which were 75~142-fold higher than that in hemolymph. Low expression was found in midgut, gastric cecum and hemolymph. The expression of CYP9AQ2 was up-regulated by deltamethrin at the concentrations of 0.04, 0.08, and 0.12 µg/mL and the maximal up-regulation was 2.6-fold at LD10 (0.04 µg/mL). RNA interference-mediated silencing of CYP9AQ2 led to an increased mortality of 25.3% when the nymphs were exposed to deltamethrin, suggesting that CYP9AQ2 plays an important role in deltamethrin detoxification in L. migratoria. Computational docking studies suggested that hydroxylation of the phenoxybenzyl moiety might be one of the deltamethrin metabolic pathways by CYP9AQ2.

  20. Effects of different dietary conditions on the expression of trypsin- and chymotrypsin-like protease genes in the digestive system of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Spit, Jornt; Zels, Sven; Dillen, Senne; Holtof, Michiel; Wynant, Niels; Vanden Broeck, Jozef

    2014-05-01

    While technological advancements have recently led to a steep increase in genomic and transcriptomic data, and large numbers of protease sequences are being discovered in diverse insect species, little information is available about the expression of digestive enzymes in Orthoptera. Here we describe the identification of Locusta migratoria serine protease transcripts (cDNAs) involved in digestion, which might serve as possible targets for pest control management. A total of 5 putative trypsin and 15 putative chymotrypsin gene sequences were characterized. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that these are distributed among 3 evolutionary conserved clusters. In addition, we have determined the relative gene expression levels of representative members in the gut under different feeding conditions. This study demonstrated that the transcript levels for all measured serine proteases were strongly reduced after starvation. On the other hand, larvae of L. migratoria displayed compensatory effects to the presence of Soybean Bowman Birk (SBBI) and Soybean Trypsin (SBTI) inhibitors in their diet by differential upregulation of multiple proteases. A rapid initial upregulation was observed for all tested serine protease transcripts, while only for members belonging to class I, the transcript levels remained elevated after prolonged exposure. In full agreement with these results, we also observed an increase in proteolytic activity in midgut secretions of locusts that were accustomed to the presence of protease inhibitors in their diet, while no change in sensitivity to these inhibitors was observed. Taken together, this paper is the first comprehensive study on dietary dependent transcript levels of proteolytic enzymes in Orthoptera. Our data suggest that compensatory response mechanisms to protease inhibitor ingestion may have appeared early in insect evolution.

  1. A Family of CSαβ Defensins and Defensin-Like Peptides from the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria, and Their Expression Dynamics during Mycosis and Nosemosis

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    Zhang, Liwei; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Long

    2016-01-01

    Insect defensins are effector components of the innate defense system. During infection, these peptides may play a role in the control of pathogens by providing protective antimicrobial barriers between epithelial cells and the hemocoel. The cDNAs encoding four defensins of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, designated LmDEF 1, 3–5, were identified for the first time by transcriptome-targeted analysis. Three of the members of this CSαβ defensin family, LmDEF 1, 3, and 5, were detected in locust tissues. The pro regions of their sequences have little-shared identities with other insect defensins, though the predicted mature peptides align well with other insect defensins. Phylogenetic analysis indicates a completely novel position of both LmDEF 1 and 3, compared to defensins from hymenopterans. The expression patterns of the genes encoding LmDEFs in the fat body and salivary glands were studied in response to immune-challenge by the microsporidian pathogen Nosema locustae and the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae after feeding or topical application, respectively. Focusing on Nosema-induced immunity, qRT-PCR was employed to quantify the transcript levels of LmDEFs. A higher transcript abundance of LmDEF5 was distributed more or less uniformly throughout the fat body along time. A very low baseline transcription of both LmDEFs 1 and 3 in naïve insects was indicated, and that transcription increases with time or is latent in the fat body or salivary glands of infected nymphs. In the salivary glands, expression of LmDEF3 was 20-40-times higher than in the fat body post-microbial infection. A very low expression of LmDEF3 could be detected in the fat body, but eventually increased with time up to a maximum at day 15. Delayed induction of transcription of these peptides in the fat body and salivary glands 5–15 days post-activation and the differential expression patterns suggest that the fat body/salivary glands of this species are active in the immune response

  2. A Family of CSαβ Defensins and Defensin-Like Peptides from the Migratory Locust, Locusta migratoria, and Their Expression Dynamics during Mycosis and Nosemosis.

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    Lv, Mingyue; Mohamed, Amr Ahmed; Zhang, Liwei; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Long

    2016-01-01

    Insect defensins are effector components of the innate defense system. During infection, these peptides may play a role in the control of pathogens by providing protective antimicrobial barriers between epithelial cells and the hemocoel. The cDNAs encoding four defensins of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, designated LmDEF 1, 3-5, were identified for the first time by transcriptome-targeted analysis. Three of the members of this CSαβ defensin family, LmDEF 1, 3, and 5, were detected in locust tissues. The pro regions of their sequences have little-shared identities with other insect defensins, though the predicted mature peptides align well with other insect defensins. Phylogenetic analysis indicates a completely novel position of both LmDEF 1 and 3, compared to defensins from hymenopterans. The expression patterns of the genes encoding LmDEFs in the fat body and salivary glands were studied in response to immune-challenge by the microsporidian pathogen Nosema locustae and the fungus Metarhizium anisopliae after feeding or topical application, respectively. Focusing on Nosema-induced immunity, qRT-PCR was employed to quantify the transcript levels of LmDEFs. A higher transcript abundance of LmDEF5 was distributed more or less uniformly throughout the fat body along time. A very low baseline transcription of both LmDEFs 1 and 3 in naïve insects was indicated, and that transcription increases with time or is latent in the fat body or salivary glands of infected nymphs. In the salivary glands, expression of LmDEF3 was 20-40-times higher than in the fat body post-microbial infection. A very low expression of LmDEF3 could be detected in the fat body, but eventually increased with time up to a maximum at day 15. Delayed induction of transcription of these peptides in the fat body and salivary glands 5-15 days post-activation and the differential expression patterns suggest that the fat body/salivary glands of this species are active in the immune response

  3. Effect of Nosema locustae on the content of vitellogenin of Locusta migratoria ma-nilensis%蝗虫微孢子虫对东亚飞蝗卵黄原蛋白含量的影响

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    陈建新; 沈杰; 宋敦伦; 张龙; 严毓骅

    2002-01-01

    采用免疫学方法,对东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis感染蝗虫微孢子虫Nosema locustae后体内卵黄蛋白含量的变化进行了研究.结果表明,感病蝗虫与对照健虫相比,卵黄发生有严重障碍,脂肪体和卵巢中卵黄原蛋白或卵黄蛋白含量极低,导致感病雌虫丧失产卵能力.脂肪体中卵黄原蛋白含量最高峰健虫为18.7 mg/mL,而病虫只有4.7 mg/mL;血淋巴中卵黄原蛋白含量最高峰健虫为7.6 mg/mL,而病虫只有2.6 mg/mL;卵巢中卵黄蛋白含量最高峰健虫为73.4 mg/mL,而病虫只有4.9 mg/mL.

  4. ER type I signal peptidase subunit (LmSPC1) is essential for the survival of Locusta migratoria manilensis and affects moulting, feeding, reproduction and embryonic development.

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    Zhang, W; Xia, Y

    2014-06-01

    The endoplasmic reticulum type I signal peptidase complex (ER SPC) is a conserved enzyme that cleaves the signal peptides of secretory or membrane preproteins. The deletion of this enzyme leads to the accumulation of uncleaved proteins in biomembranes and cell death. However, the physiological functions of ER SPC in insects are not fully understood. Here, a catalytic subunit gene of ER SPC, LmSPC1, was cloned from Locusta migratoria manilensis and its physiological functions were analysed by RNA interference (RNAi). The LmSPC1 open reading frame encoded a protein of 178 amino acids with all five conserved regions of signal peptidases. RNAi-mediated knockdown of LmSPC1 resulted in high mortality. Sixty-nine per cent of dead nymphs died of abnormal moulting, corresponding to decreased activity of moulting fluid protease. Moreover, insects in the RNAi group experienced a decline in food intake, and a decrease in the secretion of total protein and digestive enzymes from midgut tissues to the midgut lumen. Furthermore, the females produced fewer eggs and eggs with disrupted embryogenesis. These results indicate that LmSPC1 is required for the secretion of secretory proteins, affects physiological functions, including moulting, feeding, reproduction and embryonic development, and is essential for survival. Therefore, LmSPC1 may be a potential target for locust control.

  5. Effects of a methanolic extract of the plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum and of teflubenzuron on female reproduction in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Oedipodinae).

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    Acheuk, Fatma; Cusson, Michel; Doumandji-Mitiche, Bahia

    2012-03-01

    The effects of a methanolic extract of the plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum (ME-Ht) and of teflubenzuron (TFB) were compared on several reproductive variables and ecdysteroid titers in the females of Locusta migratoria. The test products were administered orally to newly emerged females at doses of 1500 (ME-Ht) and 10μg/female (TFB). The methanolic extract and TFB had comparable effects on several of the variables examined. Both significantly delayed the first oviposition and reduced fecundity and fertility. ME-Ht and TFB also displayed similar effects on ovarian growth, vitellogenesis and ecdysteroid titers. Both treatments induced a drop in hemolymph protein levels as well as a reduction in vitellogenin uptake by oocytes. This delay in oogenesis was accompanied by a resorption of terminal oocytes. However, whereas TFB completely blocked egg hatch, ME-Ht only had a modest inhibitory effect on this variable. Hemolymph and ovarian ecdysteroid titers, as measured by radioimmunoassay, were similar and low in both control and treated females, except for a peak observed only in control females at the end of vitellogenesis. We discuss the functional significance of the observed effects in the context of the putative modes of action of the methanolic plant extract and TFB.

  6. Construction and preliminary analysis of a normalized cDNA library from Locusta migratoria manilensis topically infected with Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum.

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    Wang, Jie; Xia, Yuxian

    2010-08-01

    The insect immune response to fungal infection is poorly understood at the molecular level. To explore the molecular basis of this process, a novel method to analyze the gene transcripts of insects in response to pathogenic fungus was established. A normalized cDNA library based on the SMART method combined with DSN (duplex-specific nuclease) treatment was constructed using mRNA extracted from the fat body and hemocytes of Locusta migratoria manilensis 6-24h after being topically infected with Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum. Analysis of 259 unigenes out of 303 sequenced inserts from the cDNA library revealed that the cDNA library was not contaminated with M. anisopliae transcripts and validated the presence of the immune-related genes characterized here. These results suggest that this method overcame the difficulties of contamination from a fungal source in constructing the host cDNA library from mycosed insects and proved that this method is reliable and feasible for investigation of host genes in response to fungal infection. Further studies of the expressed sequence tags from this library will provide insights into the molecular basis of insect immune response to fungal infection.

  7. Identification of LmUAP1 as a 20-hydroxyecdysone response gene in the chitin biosynthesis pathway from the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Liu, Xiao-Jian; Sun, Ya-Wen; Li, Da-Qi; Li, Sheng; Ma, En-Bo; Zhang, Jian-Zhen

    2016-10-03

    In Locusta migratoria, we found that two chitin biosynthesis genes, UDP N-acetylglucosamine pyrophosphorylase gene LmUAP1 and chitin synthase gene LmCHS1, are expressed mainly in the integument and are responsible for cuticle formation. However, whether these genes are regulated by 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) is still largely unclear. Here, we showed the developmental expression pattern of LmUAP1, LmCHS1 and the corresponding 20E titer during the last instar nymph stage of locust. RNA interference (RNAi) directed toward a common region of the two isoforms of LmEcR (LmEcRcom) reduced the expression level of LmUAP1, while there was no difference in the expression of LmCHS1. Meantime, injection of 20E in vivo induced the expression of LmUAP1 but not LmCHS1. Further, we found injection-based RNAi of LmEcRcom resulted in 100% mortality. The locusts failed to molt with no apolysis, and maintained in the nymph stage until death. In conclusion, our preliminary results indicated that LmUAP1 in the chitin biosynthesis pathway is a 20E late-response gene and LmEcR plays an essential role in locust growth and development, which could be a good potential target for RNAi-based pest control.

  8. Chill injury in the eggs of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae): the time-temperature relationship with high-temperature interruption

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    XIAO-HONGJING; XIAN-HUIWANG; LEKANG

    2005-01-01

    Mortality of the overwinteing egg of the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria L., was attributed to chill injury because of its occurrence weU above the egg's supercooling point. In this study, two parameters, upper limit of chill injury zone (ULCIZ) and sum of the injurious temperature (SIT), were used to examine the locust egg' s cold hardiness.The value of ULCIZ for the locust egg is 1.06 + 0.54℃, and the SIT is -329.7 (hour·degree). The superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activities changed dramatically after cold stress, indicating that oxygen and hydroxide free radicals are probably efficiently detoxified at low temperatures. It was suggested that the nature of chill in jury inlocust egg might be a complex of metabolic disorder and a non-proportional decrease in enzymatic reaction and transports, because the LDH activity at low temperature increased significantly and the ATPase activity decreased with prolonged duration of exposure to low temperatures. The results from high temperature interruption revealed that the high temperature intervals significantly increased the survival of locust eggs.

  9. Purification of glutathione S-transferase from Locusta migratoria manilensis%东亚飞蝗谷胱甘肽S-转移酶分离纯化

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    宣涛; 吴海花; 郭亚平; 田怀东; 马恩波

    2009-01-01

    通过硫酸铵沉淀技术和GSH-agarose亲和层析对东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)5龄若虫谷胱甘肽S-转移酶(glutathione S-transferases,GSTs)进行了分离纯化.结果表明GSTs活性在硫酸铵各沉淀段均有分布,但在55%~100%沉淀段活性较高,在硫酸铵饱和度为85%时比活力最高,达到420.33 μmol/min/mg protein,纯化倍数为18.86.根据硫酸铵粗沉淀谷胱甘肽S-转移酶结果,选择硫酸铵浓度为60%~90%沉淀段进行GSH-agarose亲和层析,纯化后比活力最高达到1 365.29 μmol/min/mgprotein,纯化倍数达到61.25.经SDS-PAGE鉴定,得到的GST为1条带,亚基的分子量约为24 kDa.

  10. Feeding habits and economic threshold of Locusta migratoria tibetensis%西藏飞蝗食性及其防治指标

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    杨群芳; 廖志昌; 李庆; 杨刚; 封传红; 蒋春先

    2008-01-01

    采用室外笼罩法测定西藏飞蝗Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen的食性、食量及其对青稞和牧草造成的产量损失,并初步制定其防治指标.结果表明:西藏飞蝗1~2龄蝗蝻喜食牧草,3龄后喜食青稞和冬小麦;其在草地(亚高山草甸)、青稞和冬小麦3种植被上均能获得必需的营养并完成发育,而在沙棘Hippophae rhamnoides和白菜地则不能完成整个生活史;西藏飞蝗的取食量在1~3龄时很小,5龄和成虫期为暴食期;西藏飞蝗取食青稞和牧草的防治指标分别为3.01和4.44头/m2.

  11. Identification of genes differentially expressed in vivo by Metarhizium anisopliae in the hemolymph of Locusta migratoria using suppression-subtractive hybridization.

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    Zhang, Chuanbo; Xia, Yuxian

    2009-08-01

    Metarhizium anisopliae is an important insect pathogenic fungus widely used in biological pest control. The aim of this study was to identify genes differentially expressed in vivo by M. anisopliae CQMa102 in the hemolymph of infected Locusta migratoria. Suppression-subtractive hybridization was performed using cDNA generated from hyphal bodies purified from hemolymph and the fungus germinating and differentiating on locust wings. A total of 350/1,600 random clones screened by cDNA array dot blotting were sequenced, resulting in 120 uniquely expressed sequence tags (ESTs) that were up-regulated during colonization of hemolymph. Among these 120 ESTs, 42 (35.0%) had matches in the NR protein database, and 29 (24.2%) were significantly similar to known proteins involved in various cellular processes, including general metabolism, cell wall remodeling, protein synthesis, signal transduction and stress responses. In contrast, the remaining 78 ESTs (65.0%) either had low similarity in the NR database or represented novel genes. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis of five randomly selected genes revealed that all were highly expressed in the host hemolymph. These results provide new insight into the underlying molecular mechanisms of adaptation to host hemolymph and may increase understanding of host-pathogen interactions.

  12. Segmentation process during embryogenesis in Locusta migratoria manilensis ( Orthoptera: Acrididae)%东亚飞蝗胚胎体节的形成过程

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    何正波; 李廷景; 陈斌

    2011-01-01

    Segmentation is critical to insect embryogenesis, yet little is known about this process in Locusta migratoda mandensis (Meyen) which is an important pest. In this study, the spatio-temporal process of segmentation in L. migratoria manilensis was observed by using immunohistochemical and fuchsin staining methods. The results showed that the zygote nucleus quickly divided and migrated to the egg periphery after fertilization, and then the nuclei were condensing at the posterior end of the egg where a circular blastodisc formed. The blastodisc subsequently differentiated into head lobe and posterior germband. With elongation of the germband, the first segment was observed at thoracic region at about 50 h after egg laid, and then other segments, including 3 head segments, 3 gnathal segments, 3 thoracic segments, and 10 abdominal segments,gradually formed in a sequential pattern within 44 h. The thoracic and gnathal regions were added one or more segments at a time, while orly one segment at a time was formed for the abdomen. Our results further confirmed that L. migratoria rnandensis is a classic short germband insect with the anterior thoracic region as the morphological differentiation center. Meanwhile, the developmental rates of embryo vary among different locust species, while the segmentation patterns and the relative time required for segmentation are identical.%体节形成是昆虫胚胎发育过程中的关键问题.东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)是一种重要的农业害虫,其体节形成的时序过程尚无详细报道.本研究采用免疫组化和品红染色方法研究了室内人工饲养东亚飞蝗的体节形成过程.结果表明:完成受精后,细胞核开始分裂并向卵表面迁移.细胞核到达卵表面的时间有差异,卵后端的表面最先出现细胞核.卵后端腹面的细胞分裂旺盛,在此处形成胚盘.胚盘分化成原头和原躯干2个部分,随后形成前头部、颌部、胸部和腹部

  13. 东亚飞蝗连年大发生成因机制研究%Study on the outbreak mechanism of Locusta migratoria manilensis in a period of consecutive years

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    张路生; 刘俊展; 刘庆年

    2006-01-01

    滨州市地处山东北部、渤海南岸,历史上是东亚飞蝗[Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)]的常发区,发生类型属沿海蝗区.新中国成立后,大部分蝗区经过改造,基本控制了蝗害.但20世纪80年代中期以后,特别是近10年来,发生程度又有加重.为此,对其重发生成因机制进行了研究.

  14. Identification of two new cytochrome P450 genes and RNA interference to evaluate their roles in detoxification of commonly used insecticides in Locusta migratoria.

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    Guo, Yanqiong; Zhang, Jianzhen; Yu, Rongrong; Zhu, Kun Yan; Guo, Yaping; Ma, Enbo

    2012-05-01

    Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (cytochrome P450s), found in virtually all living organisms, play an important role in the metabolism of xenobiotics such as drugs, pesticides, and plant toxins. We have previously evaluated the responses of the oriental migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) to the pyrethroid insecticide deltamethrin and revealed that increased cytochrome P450 enzyme activity was due to increased transcription of multiple cytochrome P450 genes. In this study, we identified for the first time two new cytochrome P450 genes, which belong to two novel cytochrome P450 gene families. CYP409A1 belongs to CYP409 family whereas CYP408B1 belongs to CYP408 family. Our molecular analysis indicated that CYP409A1 was mainly expressed in fatbodies, midgut, gastric caecum, foregut and Malpighian tubules of the third- and fourth-instar nymphs, whereas CYP408B1 was mainly expressed in foregut, hindgut and muscle of the insects at all developmental stages examined. The expression of these two cytochrome P450 genes were differentially affected by three representative insecticides, including carbaryl (carbamate), malathion (organophosphate) and deltamethrin (pyrethroid). The exposure of the locust to carbaryl, malathion and deltamethrin resulted in reduced, moderately increased and significantly increased transcript levels, respectively, of the two cytochrome P450 genes. Our further analysis of their detoxification roles by using RNA interference followed by deltamethrin bioassay showed increased nymph mortalities by 21.1% and 16.7%, respectively, after CYP409A1 and CYP408B1 were silenced. These results strongly support our notion that these two new cytochrome P450 genes play an important role in deltamethrin detoxification in the locust.

  15. 飞蝗五个自然种群的遗传分化研究%Analysis on the Genetic Divergence of Five Populations of Locusta migratoria by using RAPD

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    任俐; 张建珍; 李春选; 郭亚平; 马恩波

    2005-01-01

    采用随机扩增多态性DNA(RAPD)技术检测飞蝗Locusta migratoria(Linnaeus)2个亚种5个种群的遗传多样性,11个随机引物扩增共产生了163条带,其中多态性片段为156条.Shannon信息指数和Nei's指数对RAPD数据的分析表明:东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)不同种群存在较高的遗传多样性;同时,东亚飞蝗种群间出现一定程度的遗传分化,遗传分化系数分别为36.09%和33.85%.用UPGMA对Nei's遗传距离作聚类分析,结果表明:东亚飞蝗不同种群的亲缘关系较近,而它们与亚洲飞蝗Locusta migratoria migratoria (Linnaeus)关系较远.由Nei's遗传一致度和遗传距离可以看出,东亚飞蝗不同种群间的遗传距离均小于东亚飞蝗与亚洲飞蝗之间的遗传距离.由Mantel软件检验得出地理距离和遗传距离的相关性系数r<0.7,表明这5个种群亲缘关系的远近与地理距离无相关性.同时,还结合等位酶种群遗传结构研究结果综合分析了上述东亚飞蝗4种群的遗传多样性及其分化,表明RAPD可检测出更高水平的遗传多样性.

  16. 东北亚洲飞蝗发生区生态环境特征研究——以吉林省为例%The Ecological-Environment Characters of Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus Plague Area in Northeast China

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    张雪; 苗会; 付志欣; 韩叶; 王贵强; 任炳忠

    2012-01-01

    Relationships between locust occurrence and landforms of topography, climate, vegetation, soil pH value, soil salinity and soil organic matter of the locust plague area are analyzed in this paper. The results indicate that the locust plague area is low-lying reed wetlands which is nearby the inland lake;The vegetation coverage which is below 55% is good for Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus to survive and the results show that the soil which the adults choose to spawn is alkalescent,and salinity is below 0.5% . The soil conditions also help to the survival of Locusta migratoria migratoria Linnaeus. The temperature and precipitation have important influence on the locust plague happened.%对东北地区亚洲飞蝗发生地的地形、水文、气候、植被、土壤等生态环境因子进行了调查研究.结果表明:亚洲飞蝗发生区地势平坦低洼,海拔为100~200 m;亚洲飞蝗发生区一般为内陆湖或河流周边的芦苇丛生地带,适宜的栖息场所植被覆盖度<55%;发生地的土壤呈碱性,土壤含盐量均<0.5%,土壤性质有利于蝗虫产卵和蝗卵的存活与孵化;蝗卵孵化期和产卵期的气温和降水条件对亚洲飞蝗的大发生具有重要影响.

  17. Characterization of a midgut-specific chitin synthase gene (LmCHS2) responsible for biosynthesis of chitin of peritrophic matrix in Locusta migratoria.

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    Liu, Xiaojian; Zhang, Huanhuan; Li, Sheng; Zhu, Kun Yan; Ma, Enbo; Zhang, Jianzhen

    2012-12-01

    Chitin, an essential component of peritrophic matrix (PM), is produced by a series of biochemical reactions. Chitin synthase plays a crucial role in chitin polymerization in chitin biosynthetic pathway. In this study, we identified and characterized a full-length cDNA of chitin synthase 2 gene (LmCHS2) from Locusta migratoria. The cDNA contains an open reading frame of 4569 nucleotides that encode 1523 amino acid residues, and 76- and 373-nucleotides for 5'- and 3'-noncoding regions, respectively. Analysis of LmCHS2 transcript in different tissues of the locust by using real-time quantitative PCR indicated that LmCHS2 was exclusively expressed in midgut and gastric caeca (a part of the midgut). The highest expression was found in the anterior midgut with a decline of the transcript level from the anterior to posterior regions. During growth and development of locusts, there was only a slight expression in eggs, but the expression gradually increased from nymphs to adults. In situ hybridization further revealed that LmCHS2 transcript mainly presented in the apical regions of brush border forming columnar cells of gastric caeca. LmCHS2 dsRNA was injected to fifth-instar nymphs to further explore biological functions of LmCHS2. Significantly down-regulated transcript of LmCHS2 resulted in a cessation of feeding and a high mortality of the insect. However, no visible abnormal morphological change of locusts was observed until insects molted to adults. After dissection, we found that the average length of midguts from the LmCHS2 dsRNA-injected locusts was shorter than that of the control insects that were injected with dsGFP. Furthermore, microsection of midguts showed that the PM of the LmCHS2 dsRNA-injected nymphs was amorphous and thin as compared with the controls. Our results demonstrate that LmCHS2 is responsible for the biosynthesis of chitin associated with PM and plays an essential role in locust growth and development.

  18. Dispersion of peptides in vegetable oil as a simple slow release formula for both injection and oral uptake in insects: a case study with [His7]-corazonin in an albino Locusta migratoria deficient in corazonin.

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    Boerjan, Bart; De Loof, Arnold; Tanaka, Seiji; Schoofs, Liliane

    2011-07-01

    Upon realizing that for drug delivery in the body, lipidization is a technique used in the pharmaceutical industry, we took in consideration that corazonin melanizes the cuticle of albino Locusta migratoria only when injected in an emulsion in oil, not when applied in a watery solution. In this study, we investigate the possibility for oral uptake of corazonin dispersed in oil, and validated the activity by a melanization assay. Not only was it active, it also induced red cuticular coloration in some animals, and it was also unexpectedly lethal for nymphs, but not for adults. These results necessitate the revision of the potential of (some) peptides for insect control. Also, they suggest practical recommendations for the application of other peptides in physiological assays where oil could be used as a simple slow release formula.

  19. Study and field trials on the non-pollution control of Locusta migratoria manilensis at Panjiakou reservoir%潘家口水库东亚飞蝗无污染防治技术试验示范

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    吴永刚; 苑凤瑞; 袁纯刚; 吴叔臻; 陈建英; 冯秀华; 李树才; 寇春会; 谷敬全

    2004-01-01

    承德市位于河北省东北部,辖区内有本省最大的水库——潘家口水库,库区荒滩是河北省最北部的东亚飞蝗【Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)】发生区。近年来,由于连续干旱,库区水位下降严重,脱水面积逐年加大,杂草丛生,致使飞蝗发生面积逐年扩大。2000年库区飞蝗发生面积2300hm2,

  20. Structure determination of adipokinetic hormones using fast atom bombardment tandem mass spectrometry; An unknown adipokinetic hormone (AKH-III) from Locusta migratoria

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    Heerma, W.; Versluis, C.; Lankhof, H. (Utrecht University (Netherlands). Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Molecular Spectrometry); Oudejans, R.C.H.M.; Kooiman, F.P.; Beenakkers, A.M.T. (Utrecht University (Netherlands). Department of Experimental Zoology)

    1991-08-01

    Fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry combined with various tandem mass spectrometric techniques and accurate mass measurement were used to elucidate the structure of an unknown biologically active peptide isolated from Locusa migratoria. (author). 23 refs.; 6 figs.; 2 schemes.

  1. RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS OF WIDE-FIELD NON-HABITUATING NON-DIRECTIONAL MOTION DETECTING NEURONS IN THE OPTIC LOBE OF THE LOCUST, LOCUSTA-MIGRATORIA

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    BULT, R; MASTEBROEK, HAK

    1994-01-01

    1. Extracellular recordings from wide-field non-habituating non-directional (ND) motion detecting neurons in the second optic chiasma of the locust Locusta migrator ia are presented. The responses to various types of stepwise moving spot and bar stimuli were monitored (Fig.1). 2. Stepwise motion in

  2. 东亚飞蝗羧酸酯酶基因的克隆和原核表达%Cloning and prokaryotical expression of CarE gene in Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    李清; 张学尧; 张建珍; 马恩波

    2012-01-01

    羧酸酯酶是昆虫体内重要的代谢解毒酶系,其主要功能是水解和结合内源性和外源性含有酯键的有毒物质,减缓其到达靶标部位的时间.东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)是我国重要的农业害虫,对其羧酸酯酶基因克隆和表达有助于深入探索杀虫剂代谢毒理机制.本研究首先对羧酸酯酶基因(CarE4)进行了克隆,并将其插入到pCold TF DNA Vector中,在大肠杆菌中进行了原核表达,最后用疏水层析和离子交换层析方法对目的蛋白进行了纯化.本文成功建立了羧酸酯酶蛋白原核表达和纯化技术体系,为进一步研究东亚飞蝗羧酸酯酶的生理功能、结构特点和作用原理提供了基础资料.%The migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen) ( Orthoptera, Acridoidea) , is one of the most important pests in China. Carboxylesterase is an important metabolic detoxification enzyme in insects the main function of which is the hydrolysis of endogenous and exogenous toxic substances containing ester bonds. In this study, the carboxylesterase gene (CarE4) wa9 cloned and inserted into the pCold TF DNA vector. A recombinant carboxylesterase was successfully expressed in E. coli and the recombinant protein purified by hydrophobic chromatography and ion exchange chromatography. The results provide a basis for further study of the physiological function, structural characteristics and function of locust carboxylesterases.

  3. 东亚飞蝗细胞色素P450基因的克隆及表达分析%Cloning, expression of cytochrome P450 from Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    陈义昆; 邬玉兰; 李荔; 连国云; 刘志刚

    2013-01-01

    To clone the gene of cytochrome P450 (CYP450) from Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen),produce its recotnbinant protein. The cDNA of CYP450 was cloned using specific primers from the total RNA of L. m. manilensis. The cloned gene was inserted into pMD18-T vector and digested by BamH Ⅰ and Hind Ⅲ. The cDNA was sequenced and subcloned into pET-28a expression vector. The cloned CYP450 cDNA gene was expressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta by IPTG induction. Result showed that the cloned cDNA ORF sequence contained 1 551 bp and encoded 516 amino acids. Its sequence homology with the published one (Accession no. HM153426) was 99% at nucleotide level. The CYP450 was highly expressed in E. coli Rosetta as a unsoluble protein mainly with the molecular weight of about Mr 53 000 under induction of IPTG.%本文克隆了东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)细胞色素P450(cytochrome P450)基因全长,表达重组蛋白,并对其可溶性进行了分析.通过提取东亚飞蝗总的RNA,反转录成cDNA,设计特异性引物,PCR克隆东亚飞蝗细胞色素P450基因,将测序正确的目的片段克隆至原核表达载体pET-28a中,在大肠埃希菌Escherichia coli Rosetta中用异丙基-β-D-硫代半乳糖苷(IPTG)诱导表达.用十二烷基硫酸钠-聚丙烯酰胺凝胶电泳(SDS-PAGE)检测重组蛋白表达结果.结果表明:东亚飞蝗细胞色素P450基因开放阅读框全长为1 551 bp,编码516个氨基酸,与GenBank中已登录的东亚飞蝗细胞色素P450基因(HM153426)的同源性为99%,重组质粒pET-28a-P450在E.coli Rosetta中获得高效表达,重组蛋白相对分子质量(Mr)约为53 000,主要以包涵体的形式存在.

  4. Morphological observation and 3D reconstruction of the brain of Locusta migratoria manilansis%东亚飞蝗脑的形态学观察及三维重建

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    连国云; 李德智; 陈义昆; 娄延霞; 刘志刚

    2013-01-01

    本文主要研究东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilansis (Meyen)脑部的形态结构及其三维重建模型.采用石蜡包埋切片,在光镜下观察了东亚飞蝗脑部的形态结构,其由前脑、中脑和后脑3部分组成.为了获得整只蝗虫的连续、完整的图像数据集,采用冰冻切片技术将冰冻包埋剂(OCT)包埋的飞蝗成虫做连续切片.然后利用图像处理方法对飞蝗脑部的连续切片进行配准、分割,再用三维重建软件Image-Pro Plus (IPP)对分割后的脑部二维图像序列进行三维重建,构建出的飞蝗脑部三维结构模型可以任意旋转,能从不同角度观察.其结果为蝗虫生理和防蝗治蝗提供科学依据.%The morphological structure of the brain of Locusta migratoria manilansis (Meyen) was observed and a 3D digital model of the brain developed. The brain was dissected and observed under light microscopy. The brain was found to consist of a protocerebrum, deutocerebrum and tritocerebrum. In order to obtain a 2D sectional image dataset of the locust, male adults were embedded in frozen embedding medium (OCT) and sliced into sections, and a 2D image of each section was stored in a dataset. After registering and segmenting the brain regions in the serial section images using image processing methods, Image-Pro Plus (IPP) was used to reconstruct a 3D model of the brain which can be freely rotated and observed from any angle. This model provides a basis for scientific research on grasshopper physiology and locust control.

  5. 东亚飞蝗谷胱甘肽S-转移酶RNA干扰效率研究%The RNA interference efficiency of glutathione S-transferases from Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    刘婷; 秦国华; 张建珍; 马恩波

    2011-01-01

    The migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis ( Meyen ) ( Orthoptera: Acridoidea), is one of the most important pests in our country. Resistance of this locust to some insecticides has been detected and the resistance mechanism hypothesized to involve glutathione S-transferases (GST). In this study, double-stranded RNA of four different classes of GST was synthesized using specific gene primers and injected into the 2nd instar nymphs of L. m. manilensis. The effects of silencing time on target GSTs mRNA expression was assayed by real time RT-PCR. The results show that the expression of LmGSTdl and LmGSTs5 were reduced significantly 12 h after injection, whereas LmGSTtl and LmGSTul were reduced significantly 24 h after injection. These results provide a foundation for further study of GST function and mechanisms in locusts.%东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)是我国主要的农业害虫之一,已发现东亚飞蝗对某些农药产生了抗性,其抗性机制可能与谷胱甘肽硫转移酶(GST)代谢解毒相关.本研究利用特异性引物合成东亚飞蝗GST 4个不同家族基因的双链RNA(dsRNA),将dsRNA注射到东亚飞蝗幼虫体内,采用Real time RT-PCR技术测定了干扰不同时间后目的基因mRNA的表达水平.结果表明,4个不同家族GST的沉默效应具有时间差异.来自delta家族的LmGSTdl和sigma家族的LmGSTs5基因在注射dsRNA后12 h时mRNA量就已显著下降;而来自theta家族的LmGSTt1和unknown家族的LmGSTu1基因在注射24 h后mRNA水平才呈现显著下降.本研究对后续东亚飞蝗GST功能及抗性机制研究提供了基础资料和依据,同时对其它昆虫RNA干扰研究具有一定的借鉴作用.

  6. 东亚飞蝗和中华蚱蜢的蛋白质与脂肪酸分析%Analysis of Protein and Fatty Acids in Locusta Migratoria Manilensis and Acrida Cinera

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    林育真; 战新梅

    2000-01-01

    对东亚飞蝗和中华蚱蜢的蛋白质、氨基酸、脂肪与脂肪酸进行了分析研究,并与常见食品的有关营养成分进行比较。结果表明,东亚飞蝗和中华蚱蜢是一类高蛋白、低脂肪、富含必需氨基酸和脂肪酸,具有很高营养价值的昆虫食品资源。%Protein,amino acid,crude fat and fatty acids in Locusta migratoria manilensis and Acrida cinera were analysed and compared with those of other foods.The results showed that the two species of insects were rich in protein,and poor in fat,and their content of essential amino acids and fatty acids were abundant.So we came to the conclusion that the two experimental insects were good food resouces with higher nutrient value.

  7. 飞蝗越冬卵过冷却点的季节性变化及 生态学意义%Seasonal changes in the supercooling point of overwintering eggs of Locusta migratoria

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    景晓红; 康乐

    2003-01-01

    运用热电偶方法测定了飞蝗Locusta migratoria L.越冬卵过冷却点月份间的变化.结果表明:飞蝗卵的过冷却点值波动较大, 主要形成2部分,一部分分布在-25℃左右,另一部分分布在-10℃左右,同时,这两部分的比例随着季节性气温的变化有明显的差异,气温较低的月份,-25℃左右的比例增加,而且最小过冷却点的值也更低;反之,-10℃左右的比例增加, 过冷却点最高值也升高.这种现象说明了飞蝗卵对冬季低温的一种生态适应.

  8. Tissue Expression of Toll-9 Receptor Gene of Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)%东亚飞蝗Toll-9受体基因及组织定位

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    黎群英; 夏玉先

    2008-01-01

    采用RT-PCR争RACE方法获得了东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis)Toll-9受体基因(Lm Toll-9)的部分cDNA序列(GeneBank登录号:EU573213),分析了该基因的组织表达特征.获得的cDNA包括3'端,长1231 bp,含一个长918 bp的开放阅读框,编码305个氨基酸,推测的氨基酸序列与其它昆虫的Toll-9受体基因有较高的相似性.东亚飞蝗Toll-9受体具有昆虫Toll受体家族的典型结构,包括胞内的TIR结构域和跨膜区域.半定量RT-PCR研究表明,LmToll-9基因只在东亚飞蝗的中肠组织中表达,而在东亚飞蝗的头部、脂肪体、后腿和血细胞中均没有发现LmToll-9基因的转录.

  9. 东亚飞蝗感染绿僵菌后的组织病理变化%The histopathological changes of Locusta migratoria manilensis after infection with Metarhizium anisopliae

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    黄冬如; 雷仲仁; 王国平; 问锦曾

    2005-01-01

    将人工培养的绿僵菌分生孢子配制成浓度为1×108分生孢子/mL的孢子油剂,涂抹在供试东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)幼虫的腹侧部.通过组织切片研究表明,绿僵菌主要是从东亚飞蝗体表侵入的,72 h后可见体腔内有菌丝和组织病变, 侵入体内的菌丝在血腔中不断增殖,使得脂肪体、肌肉组织、马氏管和消化道发生病变解体 .96 h后,肠壁细胞结构开始疏松、内膜解体.120 h后,多数幼虫死亡,消化道内外布满菌丝.

  10. 黄河滩区东亚飞蝗天敌种类及其消长规律%The natural enemies of Locusta migratoria manilensis in the Yellow River beach

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    郝伟; 江新林; 张冬菊; 杨亚丽; 王爱东

    2007-01-01

    2000~2005年对黄河滩区东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)天敌种类普查,调查结果显示,东亚飞蝗天敌104种,隶属6纲23目43科,优势种9种.评价了天敌对东亚飞蝗的控制作用,优势种为中国雏蜂虻Anastoechus chinensis Paramonow,在发生区内,对卵块寄生率为22.4%~56.5%,一般年份寄食率为36%.星豹蛛Pardosa astrigera L.Koch在蜘蛛类天敌中占50%~70%,是蝗蝻期的重要天敌.发现不同植被覆盖度内的飞蝗天敌群落和数量有明显的差异.

  11. Transcriptional Changes in nAChRs, Interactive Proteins and P450s in Locusta migratoria manilensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae) CNS in Response to High and Low Oral Doses of Imidacloprid.

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    Wang, Xin; Sun, Huahua; Zhang, Yixi; Liu, Chuanjun; Liu, Zewen

    2015-01-01

    The insect central nervous system (CNS) is the target for many insecticides, and changes in transcript levels could be expected after insecticide applications. In this study, differentially expressed genes in the locust (Locusta migratoria manilensis) CNS in response to imidacloprid treatments at low dose (LD, 10% mortality) and high dose (HD, 80% mortality) were identified. Two nicotine acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits genes and 18 interacting protein genes were regulated at LD, and only one nAChR subunit gene and 11 interacting proteins were regulated at HD. Among the 110 annotated P450 unigenes, 43 unigenes were regulated at LD and 34 unigenes were regulated at HD. Most of the differentially expressed P450 unigenes were mapped to CYP4, in which most unigenes were upregulated at LD, but downregulated at HD. Totally, the numbers and regulation levels of the regulated genes were more at LD than that at HD. Seventeen unigenes were selected to test their expression changes following insecticide treatments by qRT-PCR, in which the changes in more than half of the selected genes were verified. The results revealed the variation in the response of locusts to different insecticide pressure, such as different doses.

  12. 东亚飞蝗染色体C带和银染带型分析%Analysis on C-banding and silver staining karyotypes of Locusta migratoria manilensis

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    吴学芳; 何正波; 陶红梅; 蔡志华

    2011-01-01

    本研究采用改进后的悬浮滴片法制备东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis)雄性染色体标本,进行东亚飞蝗核型、C带和银染显带分析.东亚飞蝗雄性核型为2N-22+XO(↑),染色体组式为4L+4M+4S+XO.C带显示东亚飞蝗染色体全部为端着丝粒,第2对染色体有端带;东亚飞蝗的银染核仁组织区位于2号染色体近端部次缢痕处,仅有1条染色体深染.2号染色体带型丰富,可作为东亚飞蝗的遗传标记.

  13. Prokaryotic expression of the CYP408B1 and CYP409A1 genes in Locusta migratoria%飞蝗 CYP408B1和 CYP409A1基因的原核表达

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    高翠娥; 任晓宇; 张学尧; 张婷婷; 张建珍; 马恩波; 吴海花

    2015-01-01

    【目的】细胞色素 P450是分布极其广泛的超家族酶,在昆虫内源及外源化合物代谢中发挥着重要的作用。本文分析了飞蝗 Locusta migratoria CYP408B1和 CYP409A1基因在不同组织部位的表达差异,并对两种蛋白进行原核表达,为其分子特性和生物学功能的深入研究提供基础资料。【方法】提取飞蝗5龄若虫不同组织部位的总 RNA,体外反转录成 cDNA,采用 Real-time PCR 和 RT-PCR 技术分析飞蝗CYP408B1和 CYP409A1在不同组织部位的表达模式,构建表达载体 pCW/CYP408B1、pCW/CYP409A1和 pAC/CPR,将 pCW/CYP408B1和 pCW/CYP409A1分别与 pAC/CPR 在大肠杆菌 Escherichia coli BL21(DE3)中进行共表达。【结果】通过 PCR 检测,发现 CYP408B1和 CYP409A1在飞蝗5 龄若虫触角、脑、视叶、咽下神经节、胸神经节和附腺中均有表达,其中 CYP408B1在附腺中表达量较高。原核表达结果显示,CYP409A1和 CPR(NADPH 细胞色素 P450还原酶)均可表达,蛋白分子量分别约为58 ku 和77 ku,但均为包涵体,而 CYP408B1未能成功表达。【结论】本文揭示了飞蝗 CYP408B1和 CYP409A1在不同组织部位的表达模式,并对 CYP409A1和 CPR 进行了原核表达,研究结果为深入探讨飞蝗细胞色素 P450基因对杀虫剂的代谢解毒作用提供了实验依据和基础资料。%Objectives] Cytochrome P450s are ubiquitous superfamily enzymes that play important roles in the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous compounds in insects. In order to provide a basis for the further study of the molecular properties and biological functions of the CYP408B1 and CYP409A1 genes in Locusta migratoria, we analyzed their expression patterns in different tissues and performed the prokaryotic expression of these two genes. [Methods] Total RNA of different tissues from fifth-instar nymphs of L. migratoria was used to synthesize cDNA using MLV reverse transcriptase. Real-time PCR and

  14. Ultrastructure of Four Types of Antennal Sensilla in Locusta migratoria manilensis (Insecta, Orthoptera)%东亚飞蝗四种类型的触角感受器超微结构(昆虫纲,直翅目)

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    金鑫; 张善干; 张龙

    2004-01-01

    The ultrastructures of different types of antennal sensilla in Locusta migratoria manilensis were investigated by scanning and transmission electron microscopy. There are four types of sensilla on its antenna: namely, sensilla basiconica, sensilla trichodea,sensilla coeloconica and sensilla chaetica. Sensilla basiconica have two subtypes: subtype A has thin cuticular wall perforated by numerous pores and more than 100 dendritic branchings, each of which contains 1~5 microtubules. Subtype B has also thin wall but much fewer(less than 6) dendritic branchings. Sensilla trichodea are single-walled and grooved. There are relatively few pores on the wall. More than 20 dendrites, each of which contains 1~5 microtubules, can be found in the sensillar lumen. Sensilla coeloconica are situated in pits on the antennal surface and divided into two subtypes: subtype A has grooved surface and double sensillar walls perforated by radial pores and 6~7 dendrites. Subtype B contains 4 dendrites with non-grooved, non-porous single wall. Sensilla chaetica have a thick non-porous wall and contain 5 dendrites sent to a terminal pore. The functions of four types of sensilla were discussed that sensilla basiconica and sensilla trichodea are olfactory sensilla; sensilla coeloconica may be respond to chemo-, hygroand thermostimulation and sensilla chaetica are possibly gustatory or mechanoreceptors.%利用扫描电镜和透射电镜观察了东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis)不同类型触角感受器的超微结构.在触角上存在4种类型的感受器:锥形感受器、毛形感受器、腔锥形感受器和刺形感受器.锥形感受器分为两个亚型:A亚型壁薄多孔,有100多个树突分枝,每个分枝有l~5个微管;B亚型壁薄,只有少于6个树突分枝.毛形感受器单壁,壁上有沟和小孔,孔数相对较少.对感受器腔中有超过20个的树突,每一树突中含有1~5个微管.腔锥形感受器位于触角表皮凹陷当中,含两个亚

  15. 东亚飞蝗fem-1基因的克隆与表达分析%Cloning and expression analysis of fem-1 genes from the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Orthoptera:Locustidae)

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    时红; 郝友进; 陈斌; 司凤玲; 王鹏; 何正波

    2013-01-01

    Thefem-1 gene plays a key role in sex determination in Caenorhabditis elegans.In this study,three homologs of the C.elegansfem-1 gene were cloned and characterized from a transcriptome database of the oriental migratory locust,Locusta migratoria manilensis,based on bioinformatical analysis.They were named Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b and Lmfem-1c,with the Genbank accession numbers of AB698670,AB698671 and AB698672,respectively.The cDNAs of the three genes are 2 233,2 625 and 2 142 bp in length,encoding proteins with 662,642 and 638 amino acids,respectively.Bioinformatical analysis revealed that Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b and Lmfem-1c contain 6,8 and 8 typical ankyrin repeat motifs,respectively.Gene expression analysis showed that Lmfem-1 a,Lmfem-1 b and Lmfem-1c were expressed in all tested tissues with significantly different transcript level,suggesting that Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b and Lmfem-1c are tightly regulated and might be involved in multiple physiological processes.Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b and Lmfem-1c had the highest expression level in testis,and their expression increased gradually with the development of testis.These findings strongly suggest that Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b and Lmfem-1c may be involved in the spermatogenesis of the locust.Further functional analysis is required to clarify the roles of these genes in sex determination in the locust.%秀丽隐杆线虫Caenorhabditis elegans fem-1基因是性别决定的关键基因.本研究基于生物信息学方法从东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis的转录组数据库中克隆出了线虫fem-1的3个同源基因,将其分别命名为Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b和Lmfem-1c(GenBank登录号分别为AB698670,AB698671和AB698672).其cDNA序列长度分别为2 233,2 625和2 142 bp,分别编码662,642和638个氨基酸.生物信息学分析显示,Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b和Lmfem-1c分别含有6,8和8个典型的锚蛋白重复序列模体.组织表达谱分析发现,Lmfem-1a,Lmfem-1b和Lmfem-1c基因在检测的所有组织中都有表达,但均在精巢

  16. 绿僵菌侵染后东亚飞蝗营养生理参数变化研究%Nutrition physiological parameter changes of Locusta migratoria manilensis ( Meyen ) infected with Metarhizium anisopliae

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    涂雄兵; 李志红; 牙森·沙力; 张泽华

    2011-01-01

    We investigated changes in the nutritional physiological parameters of Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)infected with Metarhizium anisopliae at 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30℃.Total food consumption of 3rd -5th instar nymphs infected with M.anisopliae was 96.4, 108.3, 131.9, 103.2 and 249.5 mg respectively.The total food consumption of infected adults at 21, 24, 27 and 30℃, was 93.1, 121.8, 109.0 and 237.5 mg, respectively for males, and 108.7、195.5 、234.7、114.7 mg for females.The approximate digestive efficiency of infected nymphs decreased, and conversion efficiency increased, with increasing temperature, the latter being a negative value at lower temperatures.There were no significant differences in the approximate digestive efficiency of infected male adults, but that of infected female adults decreased after initially rising.The conversion efficiency of infected male adults decreased from 24 to 30℃, but that of infected female adults did not.The total food consumption of infected locusts was much less than that of CK locusts.We also studied changes in the food consumption of different developmental stages; the daily food consumption of CK nymphs increased at constant temperature and that of female adults was higher than that of male adults.Changes in the total food consumption of CK locusts were the same as changes in daily food consumption.However, there was no obvious relationship between these paramenters in locusts infected with M.anisopliae.%本文采用饵剂饲喂方法研究东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)营养生理参数变化,结果表明:绿僵菌(Metarhizium anisopliae)侵染后,5个温度梯度下蝻期总取食量分别为96.4、108.3、131.9、103.2、249.5mg;21、24、27、30℃4个温度梯度下雄成虫总取食量为93.1、121.8、109.0、237.5 mg,雌成虫为108.7、195.5、234.7、114.7 mg.随温度升高,蝻期近似消化力降低,食物转化率升高,低温时转化率为负值.21~30℃范围内雄成虫近

  17. Determination of protein content in Locusta migratoria manilensis based on infrared spectroscopy%红外光谱法测定东亚飞蝗蛋白质含量的研究

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    连国云; 何伟逸; 陈义昆; 刘志刚

    2013-01-01

    采用近红外光谱和中红外光谱技术测定不同个体东亚飞蝗的蛋白质含量.以化学分析值作参比,采用偏最小二乘回归算法,在近红外、中红外及全波段光谱范围内分别建立东亚飞蝗光谱信息与蛋白质含量定量模型.预测结果表明,利用红外光谱技术可实现对可食昆虫类蛋白质含量的快速检测,检测过程比传统化学检测法简捷高效,且中红外光谱区域的建模效果优于近红外光谱区域.该研究为快速检测可食昆虫类蛋白质含量提供了借鉴.%The protein content in Locusta migratoria manilensis individuals was determined by using near-and mid-infrared spectrum technology. Based on the chemical values of the protein content of these locusts, the quantitative relation models between the real protein content and the spectral information were respectively established in the near-infrared, mid-infrared and full-band spectral range by using the partial least squares (PLS) regression algorithm. The predicted results show that infrared spectrum technology can be used to rapidly determine the protein content of edible insects. In addition, the mid-infrared model exhibit better effects than the near-infrared one. Furthermore, the determination process is simpler and more effective than traditional chemical methods. This study provides a new method for rapid determination of protein content of edible insects.

  18. Silencing of two alternative splicing-derived mRNA variants of chitin synthase 1 gene by RNAi is lethal to the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen).

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    Zhang, Jianzhen; Liu, Xiaojian; Zhang, Jianqin; Li, Daqi; Sun, Yi; Guo, Yaping; Ma, Enbo; Zhu, Kun Yan

    2010-11-01

    Chitin synthases are crucial enzymes responsible for chitin biosynthesis in fungi, nematodes and arthropods. We characterized two alternative splicing-derived variants of chitin synthase 1 gene (LmCHS1) from the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen). Each cDNA of the two variants (LmCHS1A and LmCHS1B) consists of 5116 nucleotides that include a 4728-nucleotide open reading frame (ORF) encoding 1576 amino acid residues, and 67- and 321-bp non-coding regions at the 5'- and 3'-ends of the cDNA, respectively. The two variants differ only in one exon consisting of 177 nucleotides that encode 59 amino acid residues. The amino acid sequences within this alternative splicing region are 75% identical between the two variants. Both variants were expressed in all the developmental stages. However, LmCHS1A was predominately expressed in the integument whereas LmCHS1B was mainly expressed in the trachea. Our RNAi-based gene silencing study resulted in a dramatic reduction in the levels of the corresponding mRNA in the locust nymphs injected with dsRNA of LmCHS1, or either of its two variants, LmCHS1A and LmCHS1B. Consequentially, 95, 88 and 51% of mortalities were observed in the locusts injected with the LmCHS1, LmCHS1A and LmCHS1B dsRNA, respectively. The phenotypes resulted from the injection of LmCHS1A dsRNA were similar to those from the injection of LmCHS1 dsRNA, whereas the locusts injected with LmCHS1B dsRNA exhibited crimpled cuticle phenotype. Our results suggest that both variants of chitin synthase 1 are essential for insect growth and development.

  19. 瑞香狼毒活性成分对东亚飞蝗的生物活性和病理学研究%Bioactivity and histopathology study of the active ingredients from Stellera chamaej asme L .against Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen)

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    高嫚潞; 吴朗; 陈龙; 周卫; 陶科; 侯太平

    2013-01-01

    The activity of ligarine extracts from Stellera chamaej asme L .against Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen) was tested and compared by bioassay methods . The biological activity and histopathological effects of the active ingredients from Stellera chamaej asme L .on Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen) and mid-gut cells were determined .The results showed that the active ingredients from Stellera chamaej asme L .had anti-feeding activity ,contacting activity ,stomach toxicity activity and inhibition of growth and development on Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen) .The AFC50of complete anti-feeding activity were 317 .63mg/L ,113 .20mg/L in 24 hour and 48 hour ;The LC50 of contacting activity were 548 .21 mg/L and the LC50 of stomach toxicity activity were 2486 .19 mg/L in 96 hour for ligarine extracts from Stellera chamaej asme L .,active ingredients also had strong effect on growth and development of Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen) .The EC50of growth inhibition rate was 39 .75 mg/L in 48 hour . The histopathology studies on mid-gut from Locusta migratoria manilensis(Meyen) showed that the ligarine extracts from Stellera chamaej asme L .damage the normal structure of mid-gut and lead to columnar epithelial cells fell off and death .%采用活体生物试验方法进行活性跟踪,选取瑞香狼毒对东亚飞蝗毒杀活性最高的石油醚萃取部分,测定瑞香狼毒活性成分对东亚飞蝗的生物活性及其中肠消化道的组织病理学影响.结果表明:瑞香狼毒活性成分对东亚飞蝗具有拒食、触杀、胃毒活性及生长发育抑制作用,其中拒食活性最为显著,24 h、48 h拒食中浓度(A FC50)分别为317.63、113.20 mg/L ;96 h触杀致死中浓度(LC50)、胃毒致死中浓度(LC50)分别为548.21 mg/L、2486.19 mg/L ;生长发育抑制作用也十分明显,48 h生长发育抑制中浓度(EC50)为39.75 mg/L .东亚飞蝗中肠组织病理学变化研究结果表明,

  20. dsRNA uptake and persistence account for tissue-dependent susceptibility to RNA interference in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria.

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    Ren, D; Cai, Z; Song, J; Wu, Z; Zhou, S

    2014-04-01

    RNA interference (RNAi) by introducing double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is a powerful approach to the analysis of gene function in insects; however, RNAi responses vary dramatically in different insect species and tissues, and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. The migratory locust, a destructive insect pest and a hemimetabolic insect with panoistic ovaries, is considered to be a highly susceptible species to RNAi via dsRNA injection, but its ovary appears to be completely insensitive. In the present study, we showed that dsRNA persisted only briefly in locust haemolymph. The ovariole sheath was permeable to dsRNA, but injected dsRNA was not present in the follicle cells and oocytes. The lack of dsRNA uptake into the follicle cells and oocytes is likely to be the primary factor that contributes to the ineffective RNAi response in locust ovaries. These observations provide insights into tissue-dependent variability of RNAi and help in achieving successful gene silencing in insensitive tissues.

  1. High temperature tolerance and thermoregulation behavior of the oriental migratory locust,Locusta migratoria manilensis(Orthoptera:Acrididae)%东亚飞蝗耐高温能力及其体温调节行为

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    岳梅; 雷仲仁; 朱彬洲; 姚君明

    2009-01-01

    To clarify the ability of high temperature tolerance and thermoregulation behavior of the oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria manilensis,we adopted the methods of high-temperature breeding and offering radiant heat and wind to research the high temperature tolerance of the locust at different developmental stages, the relationship between body temperature (Tb) and air temperature (Ta) and radiant temperature (Tr) , choosing behavior of locusts to radiant heat, the increasing velocity of Tb and the effects of radiant angle and wind power to Tb. The results showed that LT_(90) reached 326.4 h at 44℃ and 20.6 h at 50℃, respectively. In the condition without radiant heat, Tb increased with Ta. Locusts showed thermoregulation behavior when Ta was raised to 32℃. When Ta was raised at the velocity of 0.5℃/min, the percentage of individuals with temperature undulation was 53.7% , the average undulation range of Tb was 1.15℃, the average undulation time was 5.2 min and the average initiative undulation of Tb was 47.2℃. The lethal time of adults was longer than that of nymphs. In the condition with radiant heat, locusts inclined to choose the bottom of cage when the radiant temperature of the top was raised gradually; thermoregulation behavior was stronger than that in the condition without radiant heat. Under different radiant angles and different wind levels and illumination combinations, locusts displayed significant differences in Tb. The results indicate that Locusta migratoria manilensis has obvious high temperature tolerance and thermoregulation behavior which can adjust Tb to the best physiological condition.%为明确东亚飞蝗Locuaa migratorla manilensis的耐高温能力和体温调节行为,采用高温饲养、提供辐射热源和风力等方法,对东亚飞蝗各发育期的高温耐受能力、体温(body temperature,Tb)与环境温度(air temperature,Ta)和辐射温度(radiant temperature,Tr)的关系、飞蝗对辐射热的选择行

  2. 两个不同生态特征蝗区东亚飞蝗的两种代谢酶%Two metabolic enzymes of oriental migratory locust, Locusta migratoria mani-lensis (Meyen), from two locust areas with different ecological characteristics

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    贺艳萍; 刘新; 马恩波

    2005-01-01

    黄骅和平山是中国河北省两个不同的蝗区,这两个蝗区的生态特征有很大的不同.黄骅位于河北平原,靠近渤海湾,属于滨海蝗区,蝗区植被以芦苇为主,是我国东亚飞蝗重点防治地区;平山位于河北和山西交界处,仍属于山区,蝗区位于岗南水库库区,属于滨湖蝗区,植被以稗草为主,并兼有玉米、豆类等农作物,为了保护岗南水库水质不受污染,该蝗区很少进行防治.对采自这两个蝗区东亚飞蝗的两种代谢酶:酯酶和谷胱甘肽S-转移酶进行了比较研究.用对氧磷、马拉氧磷、西维因及毒扁豆碱等4种抑制剂对这两个种群飞蝗的酯酶进行体外抑制实验,结果表明,这两个种群的大部分酯酶属于B-型.在雌性飞蝗中,用α-NA,α-NB和β-NA 3种酯酶底物测定酯酶活性,黄骅种群比平山种群的酯酶活性分别高1.63、1.66和1.70倍,雄性中则分别高1.12、1.41和1.27倍.对两个种群酯酶活性频率分布进行比较,黄骅种群中酯酶活性高的个体数远大于平山种群.两个种群酶活性的差异与马拉硫磷半致死剂量(LD50)的差异很相近,这提示酯酶活性的提高在东亚飞蝗对马拉硫磷的抗性中起一定的作用.酯酶活性频率分布显示出东亚飞蝗黄骅种群比平山种群具有较高的马拉硫磷抗性发展趋势,其抗性发展速度较平山种群快.然而,黄骅种群谷胱甘肽S-转移酶活性略低于平山种群,因此推测,谷胱甘肽S-转移酶活性与这两个东亚飞蝗种群对马拉硫磷的抗性无明显相关.%Huanghua and Pingshan are two different locust swarming areas in Hebei, China. Huanghua is sea-coast locust area and Pingshan is lake-shored area. Huanghua is a plain in Hebei province close to Bohai bay, where Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen) feeds on Phragmites communis (Trin). Frequent massive outbreaks of Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen) in Huanghua make it an important area of locust pest

  3. Heterologous expression of Paranosema (Antonospora) locustae hexokinase in lepidopteran, Sf9, cells is followed by accumulation of the microsporidian protein in insect cell nuclei.

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    Timofeev, Sergey A; Senderskiy, Igor V; Tsarev, Alexander A; Tokarev, Yuri S; Dolgikh, Viacheslav V

    2017-02-01

    Paranosema (Nosema, Antonospora) locustae is the only microsporidium produced as a commercial product for biological control. Molecular mechanisms of the effects of this pathogen and other invertebrate microsporidia on host cells remain uncharacterized. Previously, we immunolocalized P. locustae hexokinase in nuclei of Locusta migratoria infected adipocytes. Here, the microsporidian protein was expressed in the yeast Pichia pastoris and in lepidopteran Sf9 cells. During heterologous expression, P. locustae hexokinase was accumulated in the nuclei of insect cells but not in yeast cell nuclei. This confirms nuclear localization of hexokinase secreted by microsporidia into infected host cells and suggests convenient model for its further study.

  4. 飞蝗谷胱甘肽S-转移酶基因克隆、序列分析及表达特征%Cloning, sequence analysis and expression profiling of glutathione Stransferase omega 1 gene from Locusta migratoria (Orthoptera:Acridoidea )

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    张学尧; 王建新; 郭艳琼; 张建珍; 马恩波

    2012-01-01

    谷胱甘肽S-转移酶(glutathione S-transferase,GST)是一类广泛分布的多功能超家族酶系,其中Omega家族GST在昆虫体内担负重要生理功能.为探讨飞蝗Locusta migratoria Omega家族GST功能,利用RT-PCR技术克隆得到1条飞蝗谷胱甘肽S-转移酶Omega家族基因全长cDNA,命名为LmGSTol(GenBank登录号:JQ750592).该基因开放阅读框长738 bp,编码245个氨基酸.该酶含有N-端和C-端2个结构域,N-端结构域由5个β-折叠和3个α螺旋组成,包括4个GSH结合位点;C-端结构域由8个α螺旋组成,含有5个底物结合位点.Real-time PCR 结果表明,LmGSTo1在飞蝗不同龄期均有表达,在胃盲囊和中肠表达量较低,在前肠、马氏管、肌肉和脂肪体表达量较高;溴氰菊酯处理可导致LmGSTo1表达水平显著下降.这些结果为进一步研究LmGSTo1基因功能提供了依据.%Glutathione S-transferases are a ubiquitous superfamily of multifunctional enzymes, in which Omega-class GST is responsible for important physiological function in insects. In this study, the full-length cDNA of a GST Omega gene from Locusta migratoria was cloned by RT-PCR technique, and named as LmGSTol (GenBank accession no. JQ750592). The open reading frame (ORF) of LmGSTol is 738 bp in length coding 245 amino acids. LmGSTOl consists of an N-terminal domain and a C-terminal domain. The N-terminal domain includes five p-sheets and three a-tums, while the C-terminal domain is composed of eight a-turns. Temporal expression pattern revealed that LmGSTol was constitutively expressed in all developmental stages of the locust. Tissue expression profiling further indicated that LmGSTol was slightly expressed in midgut and gastric caecum and had higher expression levels in foregut, Malpighian tubules, fat body and muscle. The expression level of LmGSTol was significantly decreased after deltamethrin treatment. The results provide a basis for further studying the function of LmGSTol.

  5. Cloning, expression and purification of arginine kinase from Locusta migratoria manilensis and its allergic activity%东亚飞蝗主要过敏原精氨酸激酶基因的克隆表达、纯化及免疫原性鉴定

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    陈义昆; 邬玉兰; 李荔; 连国云; 刘志刚

    2013-01-01

    This investigation aimed to clone the Locusta migratoria manilensis arginine kinase (AK) gene, produce its recombinant protein and investigate the protein ' s allergenicity. The cDNA of AK was cloned, using specific primers, from the total RNA of L. m. manilensis. The cloned gene was inserted into pMD18-T vector and digested by EcoR I and Xho I. The cDNA was sequenced and subcloned into a pET-28a expression vector. The cloned AK cDNA gene was expressed in Escherichia coli Rosetta by IPTG induction. The recombinant AK (rAK) was purified by metal ( Ni2+) chelating affinity chromatography. Its allergenicity was examined by Western blotting. The cloned cDNA ORF sequence contained 1 068 bp and encoded 355 amino acids. Its sequence homology with the published sequence (Accession no. DQ513322) was 98% at nucleotide level. The allergen rAK was highly expressed in E. coli as a soluble protein with a molecular weight of about Mr 40 000 under induction with IPTG and purified by a 6-His-tag purification system. Under both non-denaturalization and denaturalization conditions, the recombinant allergen was identified by its affinity to IgE antibodies from the cockroach-allergic patient sera by Western blotting. It is concluded that recombinant arginine kinase with proper allergenicity was successfully obtained.%本研究克隆了东亚飞蝗Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen)精氨酸激酶(arginine kinase,AK)基因全长,表达并纯化重组AK蛋白,研究重组蛋白的免疫反应性.东亚飞蝗AK基因开放阅读框全长为1 068 bp,编码355个氨基酸,与GenBank中已登录的东亚飞蝗AK(DQ513322)基因同源性为98%,重组质粒pET-28 a-AK在E.coli中获得高效表达,重组蛋白相对分子质量(Mr)约为40 000,主要以可溶性形式表达,经亲和层析获得重组蛋白.通过免疫印迹分析结果表明,重组AK蛋白可被过敏性患者血清识别,免疫原性良好.结果表明我们成功获得东亚飞蝗精氨酸激

  6. 五龄飞蝗不同发育时间实时定量PCR内参基因的筛选%Selection of reference genes on different days during the development of the fifth-instar nymph of Locusta migratoria with quantitative real-time PCR

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    崔淼; 刘晓健; 李涛; 郭亚平; 马恩波; 张建珍

    2014-01-01

    Objectives] To identify the most appropriate reference genes on different days during the development of fifth-instar nymphs of Locusta migratoria to pave the way for relevant studies. [Methods] Six genes were selected as candidate reference genes, including the beta actin gene (β-actin), the Elongation factor 1α gene (EF-1α), the Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene (GAPDH), the Ribosomal protein 49 gene (RP49), the Alpha tubulin gene (α-Tubulin) and the 18S ribosome RNA gene (18S rRNA). The relative expression of these genes on different days during the development of L. migratoria was detected with quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). The expression stability of these genes was then investigated using geNorm and Normfinder software. [Results] Based on the results of geNorm analysis, the average expression stability (M) of the six genes was, in descending order; β-actin (0.3720)>RP49 (0.3750)>α-Tubulin (0.4030)>18S rRNA (0.4270)>EF-1α(0.4970)>GAPDH (0.6040). The less the M value the more stable the gene expression. The software took 0.15 as a constant value for pairwise variations. The appropriate number of reference genes was 2 because V2/3=0.098<0.15. Similar results were obtained using NormFinder software. [Conclusion] β-actin and RP49 are the most suitable reference genes during the development of fifth-instar nymph of L. migratoria.%【目的】筛选5龄飞蝗不同发育时间的最适内参基因,为相关研究提供基础数据。【方法】本文选取β-肌动蛋白(β-actin)、延长因子(EF-1α)、3-磷酸甘油醛脱氢酶(GAPDH)、核糖体蛋白49(RP49)、α-微管蛋白(α-Tubulin)和18S核糖体RNA(18S rRNA)基因作为候选内参基因,运用实时定量PCR(qPCR)方法研究各基因在5龄飞蝗不同发育时间的相对表达量,用geNorm与Normfinder软件分析这6个基因表达稳定性。【结果】geNorm分析结果显示6个内参基因表达稳定度M值顺序为:β-actin(0

  7. 采用飞机施药对青藏高原西藏飞蝗的防效研究%Effect of chemical spreading by helicopter on the control of Locusta migratoria in Tibet Plateau

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    周俗; 唐川江; 张绪校; 谢红旗; 谢文斌

    2008-01-01

    采用米-17B7型直升飞机,应用3种农药对西藏飞蝗Locusta migratoria进行大规模灭治应用研究,结果表明:军用高原直升飞机施药效率高,能有效克服高原地区开展虫害防治的困难,是控制青藏高原区蝗虫爆发和危害的有效手段;应用200亿/mL类产碱假单胞菌·苏云金杆菌悬乳剂平均灭效88.5%,100亿/mL杀蝗绿僵菌油悬浮剂平均灭效83.2%,4.5%高效氯氰菊酯乳油平均灭效95.4%;高效氯氰菊酯乳油对生物多样性的危害明显,应注意对害虫天敌的保护.

  8. 雷公藤总生物碱的提取及对东亚飞蝗的生物活性检测%Bioactivity Detection of the Total Alkaloids Extracted from Tripterygium wilfordii against Locustas migratoria

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    周小慧; 廉玉利; 郭金剑; 王元清

    2009-01-01

    提取、分离了雷公藤Tripterygium wilfordii根皮中总生物碱物质,采用小叶蝶添加法测定其对东亚飞蝗Locustas migratoria拒食、生长发育及毒杀等生物活性.结果表明:雷公藤总生物碱对3龄东亚飞蝗具有拒食、生长发育抑制和毒杀作用.48 h非选择性拒食中浓度AFC_(50)、生长发育抑制中浓度EC_(50)48 h毒杀中浓度LC_(50)分别为236.84 mg/L、151.96 mg/L和171.72 mg/L;雷公藤总生物碱对东亚飞蝗无明显触杀作用.

  9. Susceptibility of Transgenetic Drosophila withLocusta migratoria CYP408B1 andCYP409A1 to Insecticides%转飞蝗CYP408B1和CYP409A1基因果蝇品系对杀虫剂的敏感性

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    高翠娥; 张建琴; 张徐波; 张建珍; 封云涛; 吴海花; 马恩波

    2015-01-01

    Objective]Cytochrome P450s are ubiquitous metabolic detoxification enzymes in insects.Locusta migratoria is a major agricultural pest. It is important to identify and validate the metabolic detoxification function of P450. The objectives of this study are to construct transgenicDrosophilamelanogaster lines with locustCYP408B1 andCYP409A1genes, determine the susceptibility of transgenic Drosophila expressed exogenousCYP408B1 orCYP409A1 to insecticides, and to reveal the characteristics of locustCYP408B1 andCYP409A1.[Method] Homozygous transgeneticDrosophila lines with locustCYP408B1 andCYP409A1 were successfully constructed by using transgenic technology. Male transgenic flies (UAS-CYP408B1 and UAS-CYP409A1), and parental flies attp40 were crossed with tub-gal4 virgin flies, respectively. Genomic DNA and total RNA were isolated from hybrid offsprings: transgenic flies expressed locustCYP408B1 andCYP409A1 (tub>CYP408B1and tub>CYP409A1) and the control tub>attp40, respectively. At the same time, total RNA was used to synthesize cDNA using MLV reverse transcriptase. In order to validate transgenic flies UAS-CYP408B1 and UAS-CYP409A1, PCR amplification was conducted with DNA and cDNA as templates, respectively. The susceptibility of transgenicflies (tub>CYP408B1 and tub>CYP409A1) and control flies (tub>attp40, UAS-CYP408B1, UAS-CYP409A1 and attp40) to three selected insecticides (deltamethrin, malathion and chlorpyrifos) were analyzed. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase activity of transgenic flies (tub>CYP408B1 and tub>CYP409A1) and the control tub>attp40 by fluorescence measurements were measured.[Result]PCR amplification showed a clear single target band in flies tub>CYP408B1 (1 555 bp) and tub>CYP409A1 (1 585 bp), respectively. RT-PCR and RT-qPCR showed the locustCYP408B1 andCYP409A1 were expressed in transgenicDrosophilaflies, respectively. Insecticide bioassay results indicated that the sensitivity of transgenic flies tub>CYP408B1 and tub>CYP409A1 to deltamethrin was

  10. Analysis of the Nutritional Composition in Locusta migratorla manilensis%东亚飞蝗营养成分分析

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    张干伟; 孙素玲; 汤坚; 凌文慧; 钟玉林

    2011-01-01

    @@ 东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis),又名飞蝗,属昆虫纲,直翅目,蝗科[1].东亚飞蝗在我国分布非常广泛,主要分布于华北、华南、华中、华东及台湾、广西、四川、云南.东亚飞蝗主要以小麦、玉米、高粱、粟、水稻、稷等多种禾本科植物为食,也侵害棉花、大豆、蔬菜农作物等.

  11. 苏云金芽孢杆菌抗东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis)的活性%ACTIVITY OF BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS AGAINST LOCUSTA MIGRATORIA MANILENSIS

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    宋玲莉; 高梅影; 戴顺英; 彭可凡

    2005-01-01

    采用毒力生物测定的方法,测定了600株从我国各地土壤和死虫等样品中分离的苏云金芽孢杆菌对东亚飞蝗的毒力.这些菌株几乎分布于已知的70个H血清型.在600株苏云金芽孢杆菌中,有560株(占93.4%)对东亚飞蝗无毒(死亡率小于20%),只有3株(占0.5%)对东亚飞蝗有较高毒性(死亡率大于70%).同时对筛选出的特异性菌株的杀虫活性进行了进一步研究.图2表2参8

  12. Dynamics of energy substrates in the haemolymph of Locusta migratoria during flight

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    Horst, D.J. van der; Houben, N.M.D.; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    In the two-fuel system for flight of the migratory locust, the haemolymph carbohydrate concentration falls during flight periods of up to 1 hr, the decrease being greater in case the pre-flight carbohydrate level is higher. The increase in the lipid concentration from the onset of flight is virtuall

  13. Thermal sensitivity of excitation-contraction-coupling in a chill susceptible insect, Locusta migratoria

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    Findsen, Anders; Pedersen, Thomas Holm; Overgaard, Johannes

    Many insect species enter a state of neuromuscular paralysis when their body temperature is lowered to a critical limit but the physiological and cellular processes underlying this chill coma are largely unknown. Previous studies on locusts show that muscle force production is highly depressed at...

  14. Looming detection by identified visual interneurons during larval development of the locust Locusta migratoria.

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    Simmons, Peter J; Sztarker, Julieta; Rind, F Claire

    2013-06-15

    Insect larvae clearly react to visual stimuli, but the ability of any visual neuron in a newly hatched insect to respond selectively to particular stimuli has not been directly tested. We characterised a pair of neurons in locust larvae that have been extensively studied in adults, where they are known to respond selectively to objects approaching on a collision course: the lobula giant motion detector (LGMD) and its postsynaptic partner, the descending contralateral motion detector (DCMD). Our physiological recordings of DCMD axon spikes reveal that at the time of hatching, the neurons already respond selectively to objects approaching the locust and they discriminate between stimulus approach speeds with differences in spike frequency. For a particular approaching stimulus, both the number and peak frequency of spikes increase with instar. In contrast, the number of spikes in responses to receding stimuli decreases with instar, so performance in discriminating approaching from receding stimuli improves as the locust goes through successive moults. In all instars, visual movement over one part of the visual field suppresses a response to movement over another part. Electron microscopy demonstrates that the anatomical substrate for the selective response to approaching stimuli is present in all larval instars: small neuronal processes carrying information from the eye make synapses both onto LGMD dendrites and with each other, providing pathways for lateral inhibition that shape selectivity for approaching objects.

  15. Improving the degree-day model for forecasting Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen (Orthoptera: Acridoidea.

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    Xiongbing Tu

    Full Text Available The degree-day (DD model is an important tool for forecasting pest phenology and voltinism. Unfortunately, the DD model is inaccurate, as is the case for the Oriental migratory locust. To improve the existing DD model for this pest, we first studied locust development in seven growth chambers, each of which simulated the complete growing-season climate of a specific region in China (Baiquan, Chengde, Tumotezuoqi, Wenan, Rongan, Qiongzhong, or Qiongshan. In these seven treatments, locusts completed 0.95, 1, 1.1, 2.2, 2.95, 3.95, and 4.95 generations, respectively. Hence, in the Baiquan (700, Rongan (2400, Qiongzhong (3200, and Qiongshan (2400 treatments, the final generation were unable to lay eggs. In a second experiment, we reared locusts for a full generation in growth chambers, at different constant temperatures. This experiment provided two important findings. First, temperatures between 32 and 42°C did not influence locust development rate. Hence, the additional heat provided by temperatures above 32°C did not add to the total heat units acquired by the insects, according to the traditional DD model. Instead, temperatures above 32°C represent overflow heat, and can not be included when calculating total heat acquired during development. We also noted that females raised at constant 21°C failed to oviposit. Hence, temperatures lower than 21°C should be deducted when calculating total heat acquired during adult development. Using our experimental findings, we next micmiked 24-h temperature curve and constructed a new DD model based on a 24-h temperature integral calculation. We then compared our new model with the traditional DD model, results showed the DD deviation was 166 heat units in Langfang during 2011. At last we recalculated the heat by our new DD model, which better predicted the results from our first growth chamber experiment.

  16. Cell swelling increases the severity of spreading depression in Locusta migratoria.

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    Spong, Kristin E; Chin, Brittany; Witiuk, Kelsey L M; Robertson, R Meldrum

    2015-12-01

    Progressive accumulation of extracellular potassium ions can trigger propagating waves of spreading depression (SD), which are associated with dramatic increases in extracellular potassium levels ([K(+)]o) and arrest in neural activity. In the central nervous system the restricted nature of the extracellular compartment creates an environment that is vulnerable to disturbances in ionic homeostasis. Here we investigate how changes in the size of the extracellular space induced by alterations in extracellular osmolarity affect locust SD. We found that hypotonic exposure increased susceptibility to experimentally induced SD evidenced by a decrease in the latency to onset and period between individual events. Hypertonic exposure was observed to delay the onset of SD or prevent the occurrence altogether. Additionally, the magnitude of extracellular K(+) concentration ([K(+)]o) disturbance during individual SD events was significantly greater and they were observed to propagate more quickly under hypotonic conditions compared with hypertonic conditions. Our results are consistent with a conclusion that hypotonic exposure reduced the size of the extracellular compartment by causing cell swelling and thus facilitated the accumulation of K(+) ions. Lastly, we found that pharmacologically reducing the accumulation of extracellular K(+) using the K(+) channel blocker tetraethylammonium slowed the rate of SD propagation while increasing [K(+)]o through inhibition of the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter increased propagation rates. Overall our findings indicate that treatments or conditions that act to reduce the accumulation of extracellular K(+) help to protect against the development of SD and attenuate the spread of ionic disturbance adding to the evidence that diffusion of K(+) is a leading event during locust SD.

  17. Programa de conservacion para aves migratorias neotropicales

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    Deborah Finch; Marcia Wilson; Roberto Roca

    1992-01-01

    Mas de 250 especies de aves terrestres migran a Norte America durante la epoca reproductiva para aprovechar los sistemas templados. No obstante, las aves migratorias neotropicales pasan la mayor parte de su ciclo de vida en los habitat tropicales y subtropicales de paises latinoamericanos y caribefios donde viven en una asociacion cercana con las aves residentes. Para...

  18. 基于线粒体细胞色素氧化酶基因序列的飞蝗属4亚种系统发育关系分析%The Phylogenetic Relationships among Four Subspecies of the Genus Locusta Based on Sequences of Three Subunit of Cytochrome Oxidase

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    张道川; 王健学; 智永超

    2011-01-01

    [目的]分析4个飞蝗亚种间的系统发育关系.[方法]利用PCR扩增技术测定了西藏飞蝗(L.migratoria tibetensis)和东亚飞蝗(L.m.manilensis)细胞色素氧化酶3亚基基因序列(COⅠ1 539 bp、COⅡ684 bp、COⅢ792bp,共计3 015 bp),结合GenBank下载的亚洲飞蝗(L.m.migratoria)和非洲飞蝗(L.m.migratorioides)的细胞色素氧化酶3亚基基因序列进行综合分析.以云斑车蝗(G.marmoratus)为外群,通过邻接法、最大简约法和贝叶斯法重建4个飞蝗亚种的分子系统树.[结果]在碱基组成上,A+T的平均含量为69.57%,4个飞蝗亚种的密码子第3位点A+T含量最高,其中最高的是COⅠ(达87.6%);4个飞蝗亚种中核苷酸替换主要发生在密码子第3位,COⅡ的核酸替代率最高,第2位点较为保守,替换率在5.9%~15%之间;C0I的起始密码子是特殊的CCG或ACG;4个飞蝗亚种的遗传距离在0.001~0.076之间;飞蝗属中4个亚种之间的系统发育关系为东亚飞蝗和西藏飞蝗亲缘关系最近,亚洲飞蝗与东亚飞蝗、西藏飞蝗亲缘关系次之,非洲飞蝗与其余3个亚种的亲缘关系较远.[结论]该研究可为西藏飞蝗亚种地位的确定提供分子依据.%[Objective] The aim was to explore the phylogenetic relationships among four subspecies of the genus Locusta. [Method] The sequences of three subunits of cytochrome oxidase of Locusta migratoria tibetensis and Locusta migratoria manilensis were amplified and sequenced ( COⅠ 1 539 bp, COⅡ 684 bp, CO Ⅲ 792 bp, with the total of 3 015 bp). The corresponding sequenses of Locusta migratoria migratoria and Locusta migratoria migratorioides were obtained from GenBank and constructed a multiple alignment. Phylogenic trees of four subspecies of L. migratoria were constructed by Neighbor-Joining, Maximum-parsimony and Bayesian, respectively. [Result] The average content of A + T in three subunits of four subspecies was 69.57%; the third site of codon showed the highest A + T content

  19. Biological Characteristics and Artificial Rearing Technique for Locusta migratoria L.%亚洲飞蝗(Locusta migratoria L.)生物学特性及人工饲养技术

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    王连霞; 罗宝军; 赵秀梅; 谭可菲; 姜晓军; 刘传增; 袁明

    2012-01-01

    The growth development of Asian migratoroy locust was stated. The biological characteristics that growth character of 1-5 instar, physiological characteristics, the temporal duration, fecundity, overwintering situation were clarified, At the same time,according to the former characteristics artificial rearing was conducted,and the occurrence rule of Asian migratoroy locust was grasped so as to provide a preliminary reference to the Asian migratory locust control provention.%阐述了亚洲飞蝗的卵期发育情况,1~5龄幼虫的生长特点,生理特性,各时态持续时间,产卵量及越冬情况等生物学特性。同时根据其特性进行人工饲养,从中掌握亚洲飞蝗的发生规律,为亚洲飞蝗的防治提供参考。

  20. 西藏飞蝗(Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen)耐寒性理化指标%The physiological and biochemical indexes of the cold-hardiness of Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen

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    李庆; 王思忠; 封传红; 张敏; 蒋凡; 杨刚; 罗林明

    2008-01-01

    西藏飞蝗是青藏高原上的一种重要害虫.近年来, 西藏飞蝗在西藏、青海玉树以及川西高原上危害十分严重.通过对该虫各发育阶段过冷却能力测定,研究了各发育阶段虫体内生理生化物质与过冷却能力之间的关系,揭示了该虫耐寒性规律.结果表明,西藏飞蝗蝗卵的过冷却点和结冰点为最低,分别为-22.02℃和-16.36℃.在1~4龄蝗蝻期,过冷却点随体内水分、糖原和脂肪含量随着虫体的发育而升高,其过冷却点分别为-9.28℃、-8.51℃、-7.18℃、-6.46℃;到5龄蝗蝻时,虫体脂肪和糖原含量达最高值,过冷却点下降为-8.07℃.讨论了虫体脂肪、糖原和甘油含量变化与其耐寒力之间的关系.

  1. Occurrence of Locusta migra oria tibetensis and its integrated control measures in Ganzi Prefecture%甘孜州西藏飞蝗发生为害状况及综合治理对策

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    匡健康; 杨刚; 封传红; 冯晓东; 罗林明

    2008-01-01

    西藏飞蝗(Locusta migratoria tibetensis Chen)是威胁甘孜州农牧业生产的重要害虫。据历史资料,西藏飞蝗有过多次暴发为害的记载。1984年,甘孜州理塘县濯桑片区农牧区遭受西藏飞蝗、青海痂蝗(Bryodema miramac miramac B.-Bienko)等的严重为害。2001年,四川省西部甘孜州金沙江以东的德格、白玉等8个县的农牧区遭受西藏飞蝗、青海痂蝗等的严重为害(王正军等,2002)。近年来,

  2. Ovary fibroma

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    María del Pilar Estrada Pérez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The ovary fibroma is a solid tumor of very low frequency, scarcely from 1 to 4 % of all benign neoplasms in that gonad. The condition can be asymptomatic or with scarce manifestations, at the time it has been confused with malignant lesions. This is the case of a postmenopausal woman with an increase of volume of her lower right abdomen; at palpation, an immotile and hard tumoral mass of about 10 cm in diameter was found. To the vaginal touch, the volume increase, predominantly solid, was located in the right annex. The ultrasound reported a bladder slightly out of its place. The abdominal computed tomography showed that the colon and the bladder were compressed and moved up to the left by the lesion. The patient underwent surgery and the biopsy informed an ovary fibroma, as well as other disorders of that side of the uterus and the ovary.

  3. Why do insects enter chill coma? Low temperature and high extracellular potassium compromises muscle function in Locusta migratoria

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    Findsen, Anders; Pedersen, Thomas Holm; Nielsen, Ole Bækgaard

    Many insect species enter a comatose state when their body temperature is lowered to a critical limit (critical thermal minimum) but the physiological and cellular processes that underlie chill coma are still unresolved. Several studies have demonstrated that transition into chill-coma involves...

  4. Contents of nucleic and amino acids and rate of protein synthesis in developing flight muscles of Locusta migratoria

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    Marrewijk, W.J.A. van; Schrikker, A.E.M.; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    1. 1. Changes in the contents of DNA, RNA, free amino acids (FAA) and protein as well as in the rate of protein synthesis in vivo were measured in the developing flight muscles of Locustamigratoria. 2. 2. The DNA concentration rises temporarily at the end of the last larval instar, possibly in rela

  5. In vitro studies on hormone-stimulated lipid mobilization from fat body and interconversion of haemolymph lipoproteins of Locusta migratoria

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    Horst, D.J. van der; Heusden, M.C. van; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1984-01-01

    Both adipokinetic hormone and octopamine have a stimulating effect on lipid release from locust fat body in vitro, when incubated in diluted haemolymph. The presence of adipokinetic hormone results in the formation of the flight-specific haemolymph lipoprotein A⁺ accepting the increased amount of li

  6. Influence of juvenile hormone on growth and digestion in fifth instar larvae and adults of Locusta migratoria

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    Beenakkers, A.M.Th.; Broek, A.Th.M. van den

    1974-01-01

    Food utilization was measured in female fifth instar larvae and adults of the migratory locust by following the weight of food ingested, the weight of faeces produced, and the increase in body weight. These parameters were measured in normally developing locusts, in locusts that had been implanted w

  7. Microbial community assessment of mealworm larvae (Tenebrio molitor) and grasshoppers (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) sold for human consumption.

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    Stoops, J; Crauwels, S; Waud, M; Claes, J; Lievens, B; Van Campenhout, L

    2016-02-01

    In Western countries, the popularity of edible insects as an alternative animal protein source is increasing. Nevertheless, there is a lack of profound insight into the microbial safety and shelf life of living insects sold for human consumption. The purpose of this study was to characterise the microflora of fresh edible mealworm larvae and grasshoppers in a quantitative and qualitative way. Therefore, culture-dependent analyses (the total viable aerobic count, Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and moulds, and bacterial endospores) and next-generation sequencing (454amplicon pyrosequencing) were performed. High microbial counts were obtained for both insect species. Different insect batches resulted in quite similar microbial numbers, except for bacterial endospores. However, the bacterial community composition differed between both insect species. The most abundant operational taxonomic unit in mealworm larvae was Propionibacterium. Also members of the genera Haemophilus, Staphylococcus and Clostridium were found. Grasshoppers were mainly dominated by Weissella, Lactococcus and Yersinia/Rahnella. Overall, a variety of potential spoilage bacteria and food pathogens were characterised. The results of this study suggest that a processing step with a microbiocidal effect is required to avoid or minimize risks involved with the consumption of edible insects.

  8. Uptake of (N-Me-3H)-choline by synaptosomes from the central nervous system of Locusta migratoria

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    Breer, H.

    1982-03-01

    The accumulation of 3H-choline by isolated synaptosomes from the central nervous system of locust was studied at concentrations varying from 0.05 to 40 microM. Kinetic analysis of the saturable process revealed a high-affinity and a low-affinity system. The high-affinity uptake was competitively inhibited by hemicholinium-3 and was absolutely dependent on external sodium. Elevated potassium concentrations inhibited choline uptake. The choline uptake by insect synaptosomes was found to be remarkably resistant to a variety of metabolic inhibitors. The reduced choline uptake under depolarizing conditions (high potassium concentration or veratridine) in the absence of calcium implies that electrochemical gradients are important for high-affinity choline uptake. Depolarization of preloaded synaptosomes under appropriate conditions resulted in a significant release of newly accumulated choline radioactivity.

  9. Mécanisme de la sensibilité au lindane chez le criquet migrateur Locusta migratoria L.

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    DOUAHO, Alfred; Kerhoas, Lucien; Fuzeau-Braesch, Suzel

    1982-01-01

    Il a été précédemment montré que le criquet solitaire est plus résistant à l’action du lindane que le criquet grégaire. Pour élucider le mécanisme de cette résistance, l’absorption intestinale, l’accumulation, la dégradation et l’élimination de l’insecticide ont été quantitativement étudiées par dosages du lindane par chromatographie en phase gazeuse et utilisation de la molécule marquée. Il apparaît que les insectes solitaires ont une activité dégradative plus grande que les grégaires, ta...

  10. EDUCACIÓN PROFUNDA Y AVES MIGRATORIAS

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    Javier Moscarella

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available La Educación Profunda es un método de pensamiento y acción propuesto por el autor para iniciar 1m nuevo proyecto de vida más adaptativo en la relación entre la sociedad y la naturaleza. El conocimiento de la trama de la vida es un primer paso necesario para iniciar en firme esta transformación cultural. En el ámbito de una problemática ambiental de repercusiones nacionales e internacionales como lo constituye 1a Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta se establece una forma de aplicación de dicho método, tomando como hilo conductor el conocimiento ecológico de dicha ecorregión y en especial el fenómeno natural de las aves migratorias.

  11. 40 CFR 180.1041 - Nosema locustae; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance.

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    ... AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS TOLERANCES AND EXEMPTIONS FOR PESTICIDE CHEMICAL RESIDUES IN FOOD... insecticide Nosema locustae is exempted from the requirement of a tolerance for residues in or on all...

  12. Presencia de Malameba locustae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda en acridios (Orthoptera: Acrididae de la provincia de Misiones, Argentina Presence of Malameba locustae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae of Misiones province, Argentina

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    Carlos E. Lange

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    Full Text Available La ameba patógena Malameba locustae King y Taylor fue detectada parasitando ejemplares del acridio Ronderosia bergi (Stal recolectados en las cercanías del Parque Nacional Iguazú, Misiones. El hallazgo constituye el segundo registro de M. locustae para acridios sudamericanos.Individuals of the grasshopper Ronderosia bergi (Stal collected in the surroundings of Iguazú National Park, Misiones, were found to be parasitized by the pathogenic amoeba Malameba locustae King & Taylor. The finding constitutes the second record of M. locustae for southamerican grasshoppers.

  13. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes. In PCOS, mature eggs are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary. These changes can contribute to infertility. Common symptoms of PCOS include Menstrual disorders, Infertility, High levels of testosterone and Metabolic syndrome. Obesity, ...

  14. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Akula Annapurna

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes. In PCOS, mature eggs are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary. These changes can contribute to infertility. Common symptoms of PCOS include Menstrual disorders, Infertility, High levels of testosterone and Metabolic syndrome. Obesity, ...

  15. Experiencia migratoria y procesos identitarios de japoneses en Madrid

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    Débora BETRISEY

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza las experiencias migratorias de mujeres y hombres japoneses que residen en la ciudad de Madrid (España y ocupan diversas posiciones sociales. El objetivo que perseguimos con nuestro análisis es centrarnos en dichas experiencias como un aspecto relevante de las luchas simbólicas que van progresivamente construyendo las posiciones, prácticas e identidades de unos grupos en relación con los otros en diversos ámbitos urbanos (trabajo, vecindad, educativos, etc..

  16. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    ... happens when a woman's ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. PCOS causes cysts (fluid-filled sacs) to grow on the ovaries. Symptoms include Irregular menstrual periods Infertility Pelvic pain Excess hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, or thighs Weight ...

  17. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PCAP-01-1323 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-PCAP-01-1323 ref|YP_002117966.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migra...toria] gb|ABX59319.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migratoria] YP_002117966.1 0.19 30% ...

  18. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TTRU-01-1065 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TTRU-01-1065 ref|YP_002117966.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migra...toria] gb|ABX59319.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migratoria] YP_002117966.1 0.85 30% ...

  19. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-TTRU-01-1342 [SEVENS

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    Full Text Available CBRC-TTRU-01-1342 ref|YP_002117966.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migra...toria] gb|ABX59319.1| NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 [Locusta migratoria migratoria] YP_002117966.1 0.003 28% ...

  20. Why do insects enter and recover from chill coma? Low temperature and high extracellular potassium compromises muscle function in Locusta migratoria

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    Findsen, Anders; Pedersen, Thomas Holm; Petersen, Asbjørn G

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    When exposed to low temperatures, many insect species enter a reversible comatose state (chill coma), which is driven by a failure of neuromuscular function. Chill coma and chill coma recovery have been associated with a loss and recovery of ion-homeostasis (particularly extracellular [K+]) and a......When exposed to low temperatures, many insect species enter a reversible comatose state (chill coma), which is driven by a failure of neuromuscular function. Chill coma and chill coma recovery have been associated with a loss and recovery of ion-homeostasis (particularly extracellular [K...

  1. Quantitative determination of the juvenile hormones in the haemolymph of Locusta migratoria during normal development and after implantation of corpora allata

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    Huibregtse-Minderhoud, L.; Hondel-Franken, M.A.M. van; Kerk-Van Hoof, A.C. van der; Biessels, H.W.A.; Salemink, C.A.; Horst, D.J. van der; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

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    Simultaneous quantitative determination of the three naturally occurring juvenile hormones in insects (JH-I, JH-II and JH-III) was performed on haemolymph samples of both normally developing locusts and locusts implanted with active corpora allata, using capillary gas chromatography with electron ca

  2. Regulatory properties of changes in the contents of coenzyme A, carnitine and their acyl derivatives in flight muscle metabolism of Locusta migratoria

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    Worm, R.A.A.; Luytjes, W.; Beenakkers, A.M.Th.

    1980-01-01

    The concentrations of coenzyme A, carnitine and their acyl derivatives in flight muscles of the locust were determined during a two hours flight. The concentration of acetyl-CoA fell sharply immediately after the onset of flight, whereas coenzyme A level remained relatively constant. Acetylcarnitin

  3. Transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of pre-diapause and non-diapause eggs of migratory locust, Locusta migratoria L. (Orthoptera: Acridoidea).

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    Tu, Xiongbing; Wang, Jie; Hao, Kun; Whitman, Douglas W; Fan, Yaoli; Cao, Guangchun; Zhang, Zehua

    2015-06-19

    Low temperature induces diapause in locusts. However, the physiological processes and initiation mechanism of diapause are not well understood. To understand the molecular basis of diapause, 'omics' analyses were performed to examine the differences between diapause and non-diapause eggs at both transcriptional and translational levels. Results indicated that a total of 62,241 mRNAs and 212 proteins were differentially expressed. Among them, 116 transcripts had concurrent transcription and translation profiles. Up-regulated genes related to diapause included glutathiones-S-transferase et al., and down-regulated genes including juvenile hormone esterase-like protein et al. KEGG analysis mapped 7,243 and 99 differentially expressed genes and proteins, to 83 and 25 pathways, respectively. Correlation enriched pathways indicated that there were nine identical pathways related to diapause. Gene Ontology analysis placed these genes and proteins into three categories, and a higher proportion of genes related to metabolism was up-regulated than down-regulated. Furthermore, three up-regulated pathways were linked to cryoprotection. This study demonstrates the applicability of high-throughput omics tools to identify molecules linked to diapause in the locust. In addition, it reveals cellular metabolism in diapause eggs is more active than in non-diapause eggs, and up-regulated enzymes may play roles in cryoprotection and storing energy for diapause and post-diapause stages.

  4. ANALYSIS ON THE OCCURRENCE OF SOCIAL TYPE LOCUSTA MIGRATORIA MANILENSIS%东亚飞蝗群居型蝗群发生原因探讨

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    杜新勋

    2001-01-01

    @@据史料记载,公元前158年至公元1948年的2 106年间,东亚飞蝗在河北省曾发生蝗灾486次。蝗害给人们造成“蝗食禾稼,草木皆尽,饿殍遍野,则人相食”的悲惨灾难

  5. Migrantes culiacanenses en California: Diversidad en sus redes migratorias

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    Ernesto SÁNCHEZ SÁNCHEZ

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Es un hecho la dinámica extraordinaria que tienen los lugares de reciente migración, ya sea como lugares de origen o destino. El estado de Sinaloa se suma a esta dinámica en la cual aparecen ahora sus tres principales zonas urbanas --Culiacán, Mazatlán y Ahome-- dentro de su mapa migratorio. Sin embargo la migración, como proceso social, implica una serie de interrelaciones formadas tiempo atrás. Éstas repercuten en la conformación de las nuevas redes migratorias. No obstante, durante décadas, las principales zonas de expulsión en Sinaloa han sido rurales y siguen teniendo un papel esencial en las actuales relaciones sociales de los migrantes provenientes de Culiacán.

  6. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    ... Staff Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS ... and symptoms and then rules out other possible disorders. During this ... An Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. The Journal of Clinical ...

  7. Polycystic ovary syndrome

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    ... temples, called male pattern baldness Enlargement of the clitoris Deepening of the voice Decrease in breast size ... exam. The exam may show: Swollen ovaries Swollen clitoris (very rare) The following health conditions are common ...

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome FAQ

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    ... are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? • What causes PCOS? • What is insulin resistance? • What can high levels of androgens lead to? • What can irregular menstrual periods lead ...

  9. Overproductive ovaries (image)

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    ... imbalance can be caused by tumors in the ovaries or adrenal glands, or by polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hyperandrogenism may include growth of excess body and facial hair, acne, amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods), and changes in ...

  10. OXYGEN DEPENDENCE OF PHOTOINHIBITION AT LOW-TEMPERATURE IN INTACT PROTOPLASTS OF VALERIANELLA-LOCUSTA L

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    VANWIJK, KJ; KRAUSE, GH

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    Photoinhibition of photosynthesis in vivo is shown to be considerably promoted by O2 under circumstances where energy turnover by photorespiration and photosynthetic carbon metabolism are low. Intact protoplasts of Valerianella locusta L. were photoinhibited by 30 min irradiation with 3000-mu-mol ph

  11. Análisis de recapturas de carriceros (Acrocephalus spp. en Txingudi: ruta migratoria, tiempo de paso y velocidades migratorias

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    Arizaga, J.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizan las recapturas de carriceros (Acrocephalus spp. que se han anillado en Txingudi (N de España y recapturado en otras zonas, y viceversa, para estudiar el origen de los carriceros que pasan por este espacio natural en su migración hacia o desde las áreas de invernada, en el C y S de África, así como sus tiempos de paso y velocidades migratorias. Se obtienen recapturas para tres especies: carricerín común (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, n = 32, carricero común (Acrocephalus scirpaceus, n =102 y carricero tordal (Acrocephalus arundinaceus, n = 2. En todos los casos, las aves que pasan por Txingudi provienen de países del W del Paleártico, principalmente Francia, Bélgica y Reino Unido. Al S de Txingudi, las recapturas son obtenidas en dirección SW, en el W de la Península y NW de África. No hay recapturas más al S de Senegal. La mayoría de las recapturas son obtenidas en el paso posnupcial, no habiendo capturas de A. arundinaceus en el prenupcial. Considerando las recapturas al N de Txingudi, en A. scirpaceus el tiempo de paso se correlacionó con la distancia, sugiriendo que las aves que pasan más tarde por Txingudi provienen de más al N que las que pasan antes. Las velocidades migratorias no variaron entre A. schoenobaenus y A. scirpaceus, siendo en promedio de 60,8 ± 12,1 km/día.

  12. La inversión migratoria en Europa

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    Martín Lou, María Asunción

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available After a long introduction on the subject, the paper deals with the problem related with the use of statistical sources when looking at international migrations. Secondly, it addresses the interaction between migration patterns and demographic dynamics in Western Europe. Next, the article looks into the labor markets in current western societies and the role of immigrants therein. Finally, the main features of immigration policies in the EU countries are discussed. The rising importance of immigration in Spain is clearly underlined.Tras una extensa introducción para enmarcar el fenómeno descrito, el artículo aborda el problema de las fuentes estadísticas para el estudio de los procesos migratorios internacionales, la incidencia de la inmigración actual en la dinámica demográfica europea, los aspectos más sobresalientes de los nuevos mercados de trabajo y las líneas previsibles de la política migratoria de la Unión Europea a corto y medio plazo. El artículo refleja la importancia relativa de la inmigración española en lo que va de siglo XXI, cuando se compara con la de otros países occidentales.

  13. Gestión migratoria en Norte y Centroamérica: manifestaciones y contestaciones.

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    Kron, Stefanie

    2011-01-01

    En este ensayo analizo las manifestaciones y contestaciones del paradigma de la gestión migratoria en Norte y Centroamérica. Le concedo especial atención a los países poco estudiados del istmo centroamericano. Sostengo que la gestión migratoria (migration management) es una respuesta importante a la creciente migración transnacional, ya que determina los arreglos institucionales de un nuevo régimen de movilidad regional que articula a Norte y Centroamérica. Me baso en el análisis etnográfico ...

  14. Polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Aziz, Mubeena; Sidelmann, Johannes J; Faber, Jens

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with obesity and insulin resistance. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the impact of insulin resistance and body mass index (BMI) on inflammatory and hemostatic variables associated with long-term risk of ca...

  15. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes. In PCOS, mature eggs are not released from the ovaries. Instead, they can form very small cysts in the ovary. These changes can contribute to infertility. Common symptoms of PCOS include Menstrual disorders, Infertility, High levels of testosterone and Metabolic syndrome. Obesity, sedentary life style with inadequate physical activity, stress, junk food consumption are thought to be contributing factors in addition to genetic origin. In recent years many of the girls and women are suffering from PCOS because of wrong eating habits, stressful living conditions and lack of physical activity. Weight loss has been the major recommendation by physicians for women with PCOS. Lifestyle modifications including stress reduction, moderate exercise, and group support, along with a decrease in total calorie intake and avoiding junk food consumption have had positive results. A decrease of only 5% of total body weight is associated with decreased insulin levels, increased fertility, reduced hirsutism and acne, and lower testosterone levels. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables with foods containing protein and natural fat along with vitamins and minerals are beneficial.

  16. Life history of the amphipod Gammarus locusta in the Sado estuary (Portugal)

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    Costa, Filipe O.; Costa, Maria Helena

    1999-07-01

    A 2-year study was conducted on the life history of the amphipod Gammarus locusta (L.) in the Sado estuary, which comprised the analysis of distribution, abundance, dynamics and reproduction. Sampling was performed monthly at low tide by collecting the macroalgae within a 0.25-m 2 area. G. locusta is distributed along the euhaline and polihaline areas of the Sado estuary and it is usually found among macroalgae and under small stones. The lowest and highest population densities were recorded in the first and last quarter of the year, respectively. The density fluctuations were tightly coupled with the algal biomass, particularly Ulva sp. The females are iteroparous and reproduce for the first time when they reach 6-mm total length. Comparatively to other gammaridean amphipods, G. locusta has a high fecundity. Reproduction takes place throughout the year. The population is semi-annual and the reproductive cycle is of the multivoltine type. The sum of these characteristics revealed an adaptive type `r' strategy. These results are in general agreement with the current models of latitudinal variations in gammaridean life histories.

  17. 培养基和温度对2株治蝗绿僵菌生长和毒力的影响%Effect of Different Media and Temperatures on Growth and Virulence of Two Isolates of Metarhizium anisopliaed from Locusta migr atoria manilensis

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    李树一; 雷仲仁; 李传仁

    2007-01-01

    研究了不同培养基及培养温度对治蝗绿僵菌(Metarhizium anisopliae)菌株LA和LD菌落面积、产孢量及毒力的影响,结果表明:LA在SMAY和PPDA培养基上的菌落面积较大,在SDAY上次之,在PCA上最小,且在SMAY培养基上的产孢量最高;LD在SMAY、PPDA和SDAY培养基上的菌落面积较大,在PCA上较小,且也在SMAY培养基上的产孢量最高;LA在30 ℃下生长较快,而LD则在25 ℃生长较快,但2种菌株均在25 ℃下产孢量较高;在SMAY上培养的LA、LD对东亚飞蝗(Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen))毒力较高,LT50分别是4.321 2 d和4.890 2 d.

  18. Polycystic ovary syndrome and acne.

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    Chuan, Sandy S; Chang, R Jeffrey

    2010-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive aged women. It is typically characterized by hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS often experience dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, including hirsutism, acne vulgaris, and androgenic alopecia. This article will review the treatments for acne due to androgen excess in PCOS women.

  19. Polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Aziz, M; Naver, Klara; Wissing, Marie Louise Muff

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: The primary objective of this multicenter study is to evaluate the relative impact of insulin resistance (IR) and body mass index (BMI) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on (1) Key hemodynamic/thrombogenic variables, (2) Oocyte quality and early embryo development, (3) Fe...... biochemical markers of growth and inflammation and clinical pregnancy complications. Main outcome measures: Metabolic and hemostatic risk-biomarkers, oocyte and embryo quality, adverse pregnancy outcome, fetal growth and placental function in women with PCOS.......Objectives: The primary objective of this multicenter study is to evaluate the relative impact of insulin resistance (IR) and body mass index (BMI) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on (1) Key hemodynamic/thrombogenic variables, (2) Oocyte quality and early embryo development, (3......) Fetal growth, placental function and adverse obstetric outcome. Secondary objective: To establish a PCOS database and biobank facilitating future basic and interventional research related to PCOS. Design: A cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort study at four University Hospitals in Denmark. Population...

  20. Ovary and uterus transplantation.

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    Gosden, Roger G

    2008-12-01

    Ovarian and uterine transplantation are procedures gaining more attention again because of potential applications in respectively fertility preservation for cancer and other patients and, more tentatively, women with uterine agenesis or hysterectomy. Cryopreservation of tissue slices, and possibly whole organs, is providing opportunities for banking ovaries for indefinite periods before transplanting them back to restore fertility. The natural plasticity of this organ facilitates grafting to different sites where they can be revascularized and rapidly restore the normal physiology of secretion and ovulation. Ischemic damage is a chief limitation because many follicles are lost, at least in avascular grafts, and functional longevity is reduced. Nevertheless, grafts of young ovarian tissue, even after cryopreservation, can be highly fertile in laboratory rodents and, in humans, autografts have functioned for up to 3 years before needing replacement. Transplantation by vascular anastomosis provides potentially longer function but it is technically much more demanding and riskier for the recipient. It is the only practicable method with the uterus, and has enabled successful pregnancies in several species, but not yet in humans. Contrary to claims made many years ago, neither organ is privileged immunologically, and allografts become rapidly rejected except in hosts whose immune system is deficient or suppressed pharmacologically. All in all, transplantation of these organs, especially the ovary, provides a broad platform of opportunities for research and new applications in reproductive medicine and conservation biology.

  1. Micobacteriosis en cercetas migratorias capturadas en lagunas del altiplano centro de México

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    Alicia E. Arrona-Rivera

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante la inspección post mortem de las aves acuáticas migratorias cazadas durante la actividad cinegética correspondiente a la temporada invernal 2008-2009 en las lagunas del Altiplano centro de México, se detectaron nódulos firmes con contenido caseoso de color amarillo en el hígado de una cerceta ala azul (Anas discors y una cerceta canela (Anas cyanoptera. A la histopatología con tinción de hematoxilina y eosina se observó exudado rodeado por células inflamatorias y tejido conectivo fibroso. La tinción de Ziehl-Neelsen evidenció la presencia de bacilos rectos o curvos. Este reporte muestra la presencia de Micobacteriosis en cercetas silvestres migratorias en México y resalta la necesidad de vigilar las enfermedades presentes en aves silvestres y su posible impacto en salud pública.

  2. El impacto de la detención migratoria en los niños

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    Farmer, Alice

    2013-01-01

    Los Estados con frecuencia detienen a los niños sin la debida atención al derecho internacional y en condiciones que pueden ser inhumanas y perjudiciales. Los niños solicitantes de asilo y refugiados deben ser tratados antes que nada como niños, dando prioridad a sus derechos y necesidades de protección en todas las políticas migratorias.

  3. Diez años de política migratoria: avanzando hacia la responsabilidad

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    Gloria Inés Ospina

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Durante la última década, los gobiernos españoles han ido aprendiendo de la inmigración una lección simple, como es que los estados no deben ir a remolque de la pauta marcada por los flujos migratorios. Diez años en los que las políticas migratorias han pasado de ser fundamentalmente securitarias a integradoras, aunque en los últimos cuatro años se han ido convirtiendo en políticas migratorias más controladoras y persecutorias que nunca. España, en estos 10 últimos años ha tenido, a nuestro juicio, una política migratoria con una línea de continuidad, marcada por el control de la inmigración y la persecución a la inmigración ilegal, como una clara divisa de su pertenencia al espacio europeo Schengen.

  4. Patterns of genome evolution among the microsporidian parasites Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Antonospora locustae and Enterocytozoon bieneusi.

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    Nicolas Corradi

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Microsporidia are intracellular parasites that are highly-derived relatives of fungi. They have compacted genomes and, despite a high rate of sequence evolution, distantly related species can share high levels of gene order conservation. To date, only two species have been analysed in detail, and data from one of these largely consists of short genomic fragments. It is therefore difficult to determine how conservation has been maintained through microsporidian evolution, and impossible to identify whether certain regions are more prone to genomic stasis. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here, we analyse three large fragments of the Enterocytozoon bieneusi genome (in total 429 kbp, a species of medical significance. A total of 296 ORFs were identified, annotated and their context compared with Encephalitozoon cuniculi and Antonospora locustae. Overall, a high degree of conservation was found between all three species, and interestingly the level of conservation was similar in all three pairwise comparisons, despite the fact that A. locustae is more distantly related to E. cuniculi and E. bieneusi than either are to each other. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Any two genes that are found together in any pair of genomes are more likely to be conserved in the third genome as well, suggesting that a core of genes tends to be conserved across the entire group. The mechanisms of rearrangments identified among microsporidian genomes were consistent with a very slow evolution of their architecture, as opposed to the very rapid sequence evolution reported for these parasites.

  5. Quantification of Locusta diuretic hormone in the central nervous system and corpora cardiaca: influence of age and feeding status, and mechanism of release.

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    Audsley, N; Goldsworthy, G J; Coast, G M

    1997-03-12

    Locusta-DH is known to have a hormonal function in the control of post-feeding diuresis in the migratory locust. This study has quantified Locusta-DH in tissues from V(th) instar nymphs and adults, and investigated the K+-induced release of the peptide from corpora cardiaca. Locusta-DH is present in thoracic and abdominal ganglia, but the amounts are small (25-200 fmol) compared with brain (approximately 1 pmol) and corpora cardiaca ( > 5 pmol) from 14-day old locusts. About 50% of the immunoreactive material in corpora cardiaca coelutes with Locusta-DH on reversed-phase HPLC. An earlier eluting fraction is also biologically active, suggesting locusts have a second, previously undetected, CRF-related peptide. The amount of peptide stored in corpora cardiaca varies with age and physiological status. Reductions on day 1 of the adult instar and immediately after feeding suggest Locusta-DH controls post-eclosion as well as post-feeding diureses. Locusta-DH is released by a Ca2+-dependent mechanism from corpora cardiaca held in salines containing > or =40 mM K+. This is blocked by verapamil, implicating L-type Ca2+ channels. Release is most rapid shortly after transfer to a high K+ saline, and more peptide is released from glands allowed to recover in normal saline between successive K+ depolarisations.

  6. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME IN ADOLESCENCE

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    Diana Baptista

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    Conclusion: Identification of adolescents at risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is critical, not only for an appropriate therapeutic approach, but also to prevent co-morbidities associated with the syndrome, including obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and infertility.

  7. Polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a multi factorial heterogenous disorder characterized by chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism Diagnosis is based on clinical or laboratory evidence of nbsp; hyperandrogenism nbsp; For diagnosis at least two of the three Rotterdam criteria oligo anovulation clinical or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism polycystic ovaries nbsp; should be ensured Clinical symptoms usually begin around menarche nbsp; Oligomenorrhea amenorrhea hirsutism acne alopecia can be ass...

  8. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME IN ADOLESCENCE

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    Diana Baptista; Maria João Vieira; Carla Meireles

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    Introduction:Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is recognized as the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-age women. The syndrome often presents during adolescence, but the diagnosis in this age group is complicated by the overlap between features of the syndrome and physiologic findings observed during the normal progression of puberty. Objective:To review the diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in adolescence. Development:There are no consensual diagnostic criteria o...

  9. Polycystic ovary syndrome: dynamic contrast-enhanced ovary MR imaging

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    Objective: to determine the enhancement behaviour of the ovaries in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (DCE-MR) imaging and to compare these data with those of normal ovulating controls. Method: 24 women with PCOS and 12 controls underwent DCE-MR imaging. Dynamic images were acquired before and after injection of a contrast bolus at 30 s and the min of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. On postprocessing examination: (i) the ovarian volumes; (ii) the signal intensity value of each ovary per dynamic study; (iii) early-phase enhancement rate; (iv) time to peak enhancement (T{sub p}); and (v) percentage of washout of 5th min were determined. Data of the ovaries of the women with PCOS and controls were compared with Mann-Whitney U-test. Results: the mean values of T{sub p} were found to be significantly lower in women with PCOS than in controls (p<0.05). On the other hand, the mean values of ovarian volume, the early-phase enhancement rate, and percentage of washout of 5th min of ovaries were significantly higher in PCOS patients (p<0.05). Examination of the mean signal intensity-time curve revealed the ovaries in women with PCOS showed a faster and greater enhancement and wash-out. Conclusion: the enhancement behaviour of ovaries of women with PCOS may be significantly different from those of control subjects on DCE-MR imaging examination. In our experience, it is a valuable modality to highlight the vascularization changes in ovarian stroma with PCOS. We believe that improved DCE-MR imaging techniques may also provide us additional parameters in the diagnosis and treatment strategies of PCOS.

  10. [Polycystic ovary syndrome].

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    For diagnosing of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) it is currently recommended to follow the ESHRE criteria. For diagnosis according to them two of the following three symptoms are sufficient: 1. morphology of polycystic ovaria, 2. clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism or laboratory proof of hyperandrogenemia, and 3. oligo-anovulation. PCOS is a complex disorder in whose pathogenesis genetic and environmental effects interact. It is not a gynecological disorder alone, the syndrome is accompanied by insulin resistance which leads to increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance (4 times and twice, independently of BMI). Also gestational DM occurs more frequently. Dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension, elevated CRP and homocysteine levels, endothelial dysfunction and greater intima-media thickness are also more frequent. It is not quite clear, however, whether women with PCOS suffer cardiovascular events more frequently as well. More often than is accidental PCOS is associated with depression, anxiety and eating disorders, further with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and with the sleep apnoea syndrome - especially in obese women. Therapeutic measures include non-pharmacological methods - lifestyle adjustments focused on weight reduction in obese individuals, cosmetic measures for dermatologic manifestation of hyperandrogenism, in particular laser and pharmacotherapy (combined hormonal contraceptives and antiandrogens). Menstrual irregularities can be treated with contraceptives or cyclical administration of gestagens, also metformin can be used.

  11. Factores psicosociales relacionados con la intención migratoria externa de colombianos residentes en varios municipios vallecaucanos

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    Javier Murillo Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Objetivo . Estudiar la relación entre las variables psicosociales satisfacción con la vida, importancia del vínculo familiar, identidad nacional, importancia del dinero y apertura al cambio y la intención migratoria externa de colombianos residentes en varios municipios del Valle del Cauca para identificar cu á les son las mayores predictoras de la intención migratoria. Método . Estudio empírico con metodología cuantitativa-correlacional e intención predictiva, con 969 participantes seleccionados de manera no probabilística mediante la técnica bola de nieve, en la que contactos personales e institucionales iniciales condujeron al resto. Resultados. Los resultados indicaron que un porcentaje significativo de los participantes manifestaron intención de emigrar y mostraron una relación negativa y significativa de las variables satisfacción con la vida, importancia del vínculo familiar e identidad nacional con la intención migratoria, así como una relación positiva y significativa de las variables apertura al cambio e importancia del dinero con la misma intención migratoria. La identidad nacional emergió como el mayor predictor negativo y la apertura al cambio como el mayor predictor positivo de la intención migratoria. Conclusi ó n. La intención migratoria es un fenómeno multivariado en el que los factores psicológicos juegan un importante papel.

  12. Gobernanza y seguridad: Hacia una redefinición de la política migratoria mexicana, 2012-2014

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    Se analiza la importancia del enfoque de la gobernanza para impulsar una política migratoria mexicana más eficaz en el contexto de la violación a derechos humanos de migrantes indocumentados y con participación de diferentes actores guberna - mentales y no gubernamentales. La aportación principal del artículo es destacar un modelo de Gobernanza para Resultados ( gpr ) que pueda orientar hacia una implementación eficaz de la actual política migratoria mexicana, en especial, res - pecto del...

  13. Posiciones de organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos ante medidas migratorias australianas recientes y su impacto en la política migratoria

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    Wendy Mosquera Bonilla

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    Full Text Available La política migratoria australiana en los últimos años ha sido abierta, pero controlada. Durante la última década, Australia ha recibido una gran cantidad de población migrante calificada a pesar de sus precarias condiciones geográficas y climáticas. Sin embargo, las políticas implementadas para los solicitantes de asilo han sido bastantes represivas y durante los primero meses del año, debido al aumento de arribos en embarcaciones ilegales de indocumentados, se han recrudecido. Esta situación ha generado estupor en organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos, y por tal razón este corto documento busca enmarcar las discusiones surgidas a partir de ese hecho expuestas por diferentes medios escritos y el impacto de esas posiciones en la construcción de las políticas para inmigrantes.

  14. Micobacteriosis en cercetas migratorias capturadas en lagunas del altiplano centro de México

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    Durante la inspección post mortem de las aves acuáticas migratorias cazadas durante la actividad cinegética correspondiente a la temporada invernal 2008-2009 en las lagunas del Altiplano centro de México, se detectaron nódulos firmes con contenido caseoso de color amarillo en el hígado de una cerceta ala azul (Anas discors) y una cerceta canela (Anas cyanoptera). A la histopatología con tinción de hematoxilina y eosina se observó exudado rodeado por células inflamatorias y tejido conectivo fi...

  15. Phosphodiesterases in the rat ovary

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    Petersen, Tonny Studsgaard; Stahlhut, Martin; Andersen, Claus Yding

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    Phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are important regulators of the intracellular cAMP concentration, which is a central second messenger that affects a multitude of intracellular functions. In the ovaries, cAMP exerts diverse functions, including regulation of ovulation and it has been suggested...... that augmented cAMP levels stimulate primordial follicle growth. The present study examined the gene expression, enzyme activity and immunolocalization of the different cAMP hydrolysing PDEs families in the rat ovary. Further, the effect of PDE4 inhibition on primordial follicle activation in cultured neonatal...... and PDE2A in the corpora lutea. Incubating neonatal rat ovaries with PDE4 inhibitors did not increase primordial follicle activation or change the expression of the developing follicle markers Gdf9, Amh, Inha, the proliferation marker Mki67 or the primordial follicle marker Tmeff2. In addition, the cAMP...

  16. [Peculiarities of the expression, structure, and localization of the subtilisin-like protease in the microsporidium Paranosema locustae].

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    Timofeev, S A; Sendersky, I V; Pavlova, O A; Dolgikh, V V

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    Peculiarities of the expression, localization, and structure of the subtilisin-like protease from the microsporidium Paranosema locustae, a parasite of the migratory locust and other orthopteran species, are analyzed. Heterologous expression of the microsporidian ferment in the bacterium Escherichia coli allowed obtaining antibodies to the recombinant protein and to start its examination. In spite of the presence of the N-tail signal peptide in the ferment, potentially able to secret it into the cytoplasm of the infected cell, immunoblotting with obtained antibodies had demonstrated specific accumulation of the protease in the insoluble fraction of spore homogenate. At the same time, the ferment was absent in intracellular stages.of the parasite and also in the cytoplasm of infested host cells. Accumulation of mRNA, coding the studied protein in microsporidian spores was confirmed with the use of RT-PCR method. Heterologous expression of the protease in the methylotrophic yeast Pichiapastoris demonstrated the same result. The ferment of P. locustae was not secreted into a culture medium and was absent in the cytoplasm of yeast cells, accumulating in a dissoluble (membrane) fraction of the homogenate. On the whole, the obtained data testify to the fact that the subtilisin-like protease of P. locustae plays an important role in the physiology of spores rather than participates in host-parasite relations during intra-cellular development.

  17. Prevalencia de los Derechos de los Niños frente a la potestad migratoria

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    Full Text Available Este es un avance de investigación derivado del proyecto ¿Derechos de los niños vs. potestad migratoria en el contexto jurisprudencial colombiano¿, financiado por la Universidad del Norte. El texto realiza la presentación de cinco sentencias identificadas en la jurisprudencia de revisión de tutelas de la Corte Constitucional colombiana, que examinan el derecho fundamental de los niños a tener una familia, no ser separados de ella y su carácter prevalente frente a la potestad migratoria del Estado en el marco de la orden de expulsión del territorio colombiano de uno de sus progenitores. Se esboza la construcción de una posible línea jurisprudencial, defensora de la prevalencia de los derechos de los niños a tener una familia, que propugna la limitación a la discrecionalidad de las autoridades de migración; la cual parece desvanecerse cuando la expulsión del extranjero se realiza bajo el contexto de la ejecución de una sanción derivada del poder punitivo estatal.

  18. Metformin in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Moll, E.

    2013-01-01

    The main result of this thesis can be summarized as follows: the addition of metformin to clomifene citrate in therapy-naïve women with polycystic ovary syndrome does not increase their chance of pregnancy except for possibly a subgroup of older women with high waist hip ratio, does hardly lead to i

  19. Overweight in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Ravn, P; Haugen, A G; Glintborg, D

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    Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in premenopausal women affecting 5-10%. Nearly 50% are overweight or obese, which result in a more severe phenotype of PCOS. Weight loss is therefore considered the first line treatment in overweight women with PCOS...

  20. Biologically Inspired Polymer Micro-Patterned Adhesives

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    contained a volatile, hydrophilic phase.1 Another suggests that the pad secretion from the locust Locusta migratoria is an emulsion of lipidic nano...R.; Stierhof, Y. D.; Gorb, S.; Schwarz, U. Chemical composition of the attachment pad secretion of the locust Locusta migratoria . Insect Biochem

  1. Hormonal Interference with Pheromone Systems in Parasitic Acarines, Especially Ixodid Ticks.

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    hydroxyecdysone by treatment of frations in Locusta migratoria extracts with the enzymie glucuronidase. A second fraction, which did not respond to this enzyne...products of ecdysone in Locusta migratoria . Hoppe-Ze.l er’Is ;.. Z. Physiol. Chem. Bd. 354: 1043-1048.. Obenchain, F.D. and J.H. Oliver. 1975

  2. La política migratoria en España Un análisis de largo plazo

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    Sánchez Alonso, Blanca

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyse migration policies in Spain from 1900 until present time. The basic idea is that the so called gap hypothesis (significant and persistent gaps between official migration policies and actual policy outcomes can also be applied to historical situations. In the Spanish case, the gap between stated policy objectives and outcomes is a constant over time both in the phase of external migration and in current immigration policies. The article is divided in two main sections. The first one presents a brief summary of the main trends in migration policies in Spain since the beginning of the 20th century. The second (and longer section analyzes the main gaps in Spanish migration policies. Policy gaps are of two kinds: those caused by objectives impossible to fulfil and those caused by the frequent use of inadequate policy instruments.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la política migratoria en España desde 1900 hasta la actualidad. La tesis fundamental es que la teoría del diferencial entre los objetivos de la política migratoria oficial y los resultados reales se puede aplicar a situaciones históricas. En el caso español, tanto en la fase en que los gobiernos desarrollan políticas de emigración como en las políticas de inmigración actuales, la realidad de la política migratoria se desvía constantemente de sus objetivos oficiales. El artículo se divide en dos secciones: la primera traza un breve panorama de las líneas maestras de las políticas migratorias en España desde comienzos del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. La segunda, más extensa, analiza los principales diferenciales en la política migratoria española tanto por el planteamiento de objetivos generales imposibles de cumplir como por el uso frecuente de instrumentos de política migratoria inadecuados.

  3. Pregnancy in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Sadishkumar Kamalanathan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 6 to 15% of reproductive age women worldwide. It is associated with increased risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm delivery, and birth of small for gestational age infant. Many studies on issues relating to pathophysiology and management of these complications have been published recently. These issues are being reviewed here using relevant articles retrieved from Pubmed database, especially from those published in recent past.

  4. Redes migratorias versus demanda laboral: los elementos que moldean los procesos migratorios

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    Simón Pedro Izcara-Palacios

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las teorías explicativas de la etiología de la migración laboral acentúan los factores colocados del lado de la oferta laboral. Sin embargo, a partir del análisis del reclutamiento de jornaleros tamaulipecos empleados en Estados Unidos es posible concluir que los procesos migratorios aparecen modelados por las preferencias de los empresarios agrarios, de modo que las fuerzas de ¿atracción¿ se imponen a las fuerzas de ¿expulsión¿ y las moldean. La demanda configura el funcionamiento de las redes migratorias. Es decir, la decisión de quién emigra no depende de los trabajadores migratorios, está predeterminada del lado de la demanda.

  5. Opinión de los polleros tamaulipecos sobre la política migratoria estadounidense

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    Simón Pedro IZCARA PALACIOS

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    Full Text Available Desde el comienzo de los años noventa, la política migratoria estadounidense ha centrado la atención en el control de la frontera, mientras las sanciones a los empleadores, la vigilancia de los lugares de trabajo y otras formas de control del interior han permanecido desatendidas. Sin embargo, un resguardo más estricto de la frontera ha sido incapaz de contener el flujo de inmigrantes indocumentados. En la medida en que Estados Unidos ha reforzado la vigilancia fronteriza, los inmigrantes se han tornado más dependientes de los contrabandistas de indocumentados. Este artículo analiza qué opinión tienen los polleros tamaulipecos sobre la estrategia estadounidense de control de la inmigración centrada en la vigilancia de la frontera y cómo ha afectado esto el contrabando de indocumentados.

  6. Metabolic Syndrome: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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    Mortada, Rami; Williams, Tracy

    2015-08-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous condition characterized by androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. It is the most common endocrinopathy among women of reproductive age, affecting between 6.5% and 8% of women, and is the most common cause of infertility. Insulin resistance is almost always present in women with PCOS, regardless of weight, and they often develop diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The Rotterdam criteria are widely used for diagnosis. These criteria require that patients have at least two of the following conditions: hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. The diagnosis of PCOS also requires exclusion of other potential etiologies of hyperandrogenism and ovulatory dysfunction. The approach to PCOS management differs according to the presenting symptoms and treatment goals, particularly the patient's desire for pregnancy. Weight loss through dietary modifications and exercise is recommended for patients with PCOS who are overweight. Oral contraceptives are the first-line treatment for regulating menstrual cycles and reducing manifestations of hyperandrogenism, such as acne and hirsutism. Clomiphene is the first-line drug for management of anovulatory infertility. Metformin is recommended for metabolic abnormalities such as prediabetes, and a statin should be prescribed for cardioprotection if the patient meets standard criteria for statin therapy.

  7. Uptake of azoles by lamb's lettuce (Valerianella locusta L.) grown in hydroponic conditions.

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    García-Valcárcel, Ana I; Loureiro, Iñigo; Escorial, Concepción; Molero, Encarnación; Tadeo, José L

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    An uptake and translocation study of azole compounds was performed in lamb's lettuce (Valerianella locusta L.) grown in nutrient solution fortified with different azoles. Three azoles, (clotrimazole, fluconazole and propiconazole), which have different physico-chemical properties and are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment, were the compounds selected. An analytical method, based on matrix solid phase dispersion (MSPD) followed by LC-MS/MS determination, was developed to quantify these compounds in aqueous solution and in roots and leaves. The physicochemical properties of azoles are the main factors governing the uptake and plant accumulation. These azoles were detected in leaves indicating their transport within lamb's lettuce. Translocation from nutrient solution to the aerial part of lamb's lettuce was found to be highly dependent on the hydrophobicity of the azole. Clotrimazole accumulates in roots causing necrosis in roots and leaves, whereas fluconazole was the azole with the highest concentration in leaves without causing apparent phytotoxicity symptoms. The assessment of the levels of these azoles in leaves indicates that the risk for human health is negligible. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Neurophysiological Study of Vector Responses to Repellents.

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    E. A., and Chapman R. F. (1972) The control of changes in peripheral sensilla associated with feeding in Locusta migratoria (L.). J. exp. Biol. 57...sensitive to 4-methyl-hexanoic acid’ in Locusta migratoria . Receptors on the other neuron did, however, differentiate between the C-)- and (+)-enantiomers of...Bernars and haij ( 19 72) reported that a substance f rom the corpora cardiaca o t rec-,nt I f ed Locusta Mi.&ratoria acts d irect ly an the

  9. LYMPHANGIOMA OF OVARY: A RARE CASE REPORT

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    Dilleswari

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    Full Text Available Lymphangioma occurs both in superficial and deep soft tissue including abdominal cavity . [1] Lymphangioma of ovary is extremely rare and it is an incidental finding during routine gynaecological checkup. The differential diagnosis is an adenomatoid tumour of ovary and can be confirmed by IHC studies. Here we report a case of 26 year lady with primary infertility complains of intermittent pain abdomen. USG revealed an enlarged cystic Right ovarian mass. Operated right ovari an mass was subjected to histopathological and IHC studies and it was confirmed as L y mphangioma of right ovary

  10. Gobernanza y seguridad: Hacia una redefinición de la política migratoria mexicana, 2012-2014

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    José María Ramos

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la importancia del enfoque de la gobernanza para impulsar una política migratoria mexicana más eficaz en el contexto de la violación a derechos humanos de migrantes indocumentados y con participación de diferentes actores guberna - mentales y no gubernamentales. La aportación principal del artículo es destacar un modelo de Gobernanza para Resultados ( gpr que pueda orientar hacia una implementación eficaz de la actual política migratoria mexicana, en especial, res - pecto del Programa Especial de Migración ( pem , 2014-2018 en el contexto de la inseguridad. Se parte de la premisa de que existe un enfoque limitado de gpr en la política migratoria mexicana, por lo cual, no se han reducido los factores que provocan la inseguridad y la violencia que afectan los derechos humanos de los migrantes indocumentados –nacionales y extranjeros– en territorio mexicano, de manera particular en la frontera norte.

  11. STATINS IN POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

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    P. S. Patel*, T. D. Goswami, A. D. Sharma and B. S. Arora

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    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women. PCOS varies from a mild menstrual disorder to severe disturbance of reproductive and metabolic functions. Statins, 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors with intrinsic antioxidant properties, exert profound and broad-reaching effects on various types of tissues. By blocking an early step of the mevalonate pathway, statins inhibit proliferation of several cell types including vascular smooth muscles, hepatocytes, and several neoplastic cell lines. The pleiotropic effects of statins may be due to inhibition of cholesterol synthesis. Some common treatments lifestyle changes, insulin-sensitizing agents.

  12. The subtle effects of sea water acidification on the amphipod Gammarus locusta

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    Full Text Available We report an investigation of the effects of increases in pCO2 on the survival, growth and molecular physiology of the neritic amphipod Gammarus locusta which has a cosmopolitan distribution in estuaries. Amphipods were reared from juvenile to mature adult in laboratory microcosms at three different levels of pH in nominal range 8.1–7.6. Growth rate was estimated from weekly measures of body length. At sexual maturity the amphipods were sacrificed and assayed for changes in the expression of genes coding for a heat shock protein (hsp70 gene and the metabolic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gapdh gene. The data show that the growth and survival of this species is not significantly impacted by a decrease in sea water pH of up to 0.5 units. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis indicated that there was no significant effect of growth in acidified sea water on the sustained expression of the hsp70 gene. There was a consistent and significant increase in the expression of the gapdh gene at a pH of ~7.5 which, when combined with observations from other workers, suggests that metabolic changes may occur in response to acidification. It is concluded that sensitive assays of tissue physiology and molecular biology should be routinely employed in future studies of the impacts of sea water acidification as subtle effects on the physiology and metabolism of coastal marine species may be overlooked in conventional gross "end-point" studies of organism growth or mortality.

  13. Acute marine sediment toxicity: a potential new test with the amphipod Gammarus locusta.

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    Costa, F O; Correia, A D; Costa, M H

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    Although amphipod toxicity tests have been successfully used in the United States to assess coastal sediment toxicity, few tests have been developed with European species. The authors have been working with the amphipod Gammarus locusta, a widely spread species along European coastal areas that is particularly abundant in the Portuguese Sado estuary. This amphipod fulfills the most important requirements of a test species. It can be easily reproduced in laboratory and it is tolerant to a broad range of sediment types. A series of tests demonstrated its sensitivity to copper and gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) in the sediment (LC50 = 6.8 mg Cu/dry kg, 0.9% total volatile solids; LC50 = 60.5 micrograms HCH/dry kg, 2% total volatile solids) and to some heavily contaminated field sediments. After assessment of the species sensitivity to several noncontaminant variables, an experimental protocol was designed to conduct acute sediment toxicity tests that are briefly described. Proposed is a 10-day static toxicity test at 15 degrees C and 33-34/1000 salinity, with laboratory-produced juveniles and mortality as the endpoint. General assay performance is identical to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard for sediment toxicity tests with marine and estuarine amphipods. The results previously obtained revealed a strong potential for this amphipod to be used in toxicological testing. Considering the wide geographic distribution of this species and its amenability for culturing, it may be an alternative or complementary test for ecotoxicological studies in other European coastal systems where the existing tests cannot be applied or do not offer a definitive solution.

  14. Infectividad de Paranosema locustae (Microsporidia en la “tucura quebrachera” Tropidacris collaris (Orthoptera: Romaleidae en laboratorio

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    Full Text Available Siguiendo el procedimiento estándar de inocular por vía oral ninfas de tercer estadio con 105 esporos cada una, se determinó la infectividad del microsporidio Paranosema locustae (Canning, un patógeno desarrollado para el control biológico a largo plazo de tucuras, respecto del Romaleidae Tropidacris collaris (Stoll, especie que en años recientes ha demandado una mayor aplicación de insecticidas para su control. La proporción de insectos que desarrolló infección fue baja (38 %; n = 50, la producción de esporos en ellos fue casi nula (sólo dos infecciones traza y no se observaron signos o síntomas típicos asociados a infecciones fuertes. Dado que una alta producción de unidades infectivas transmisibles (esporos es normalmente necesaria para la persistencia de una enfermedad infecciosa (con transmisión horizontal predominante en la población del huésped, se estima que P. locustae no sería una alternativa eficaz para el control de T. collaris.

  15. [Immunolocalization of microsporidium paranosema locustae canning lSP70 family proteins in locust infected fat body].

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    Senderskiĭ, I V; Pavlova, O A; Timofeev, S A; Dolgikh, V V

    2014-01-01

    Immunolabeling method of microsporidium Paranosema locustae proteins on cryosections of locust infected fat body was proposed. In contrast to single parasite cells and artificially infected host cell cultures, this method allows to study molecular mechanisms of host-parasite relationships and in particular the secretory microsporidial proteins either at cellular or tissue level. Immunolocalization of the EPR-specific and cytoplasmic forms of Hsp70 family of molecular chaperones on cryosections showed accumulation of these proteins in the respective compartments of intracellular developmental stages of P. locustae and their absence in host structures. This allows to use them in diagnostics of microsporidiosis lesions in infected tissues as well as in colocalization analysis with P. lociustatre secretory proteins as a marker of parasite. The cytoplasmic chaperone stains cytoplasmic compartment homogeneously, but in the infected host cell during sporogony it disappears partially from the intracellular stages of development which damaged by maturing spores. Thereby study of molecular mechanisms of host-parasite relationships is to be carried out at the earlier stages of infection before active sporogony.

  16. Women's Health Implications of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Veltman-Verhulst, S.M.

    2012-01-01

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder of unknown etiology which affects approximately 12% of women. Principal features of PCOS are anovulation resulting in irregular or absent menstruation, excessive androgens (male sex hormones) and ovaries with multiple follicles (polycy

  17. Polycystic ovary syndrome and impact on health

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    Allahbadia, Gautam N.; Rubina Merchant

    2011-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a multifactorial, heterogeneous, complex genetic, endocrine and metabolic disorder, diagnostically characterized by chronic anovulation, polycystic ovaries and biochemical and clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism. It has a tremendous negative impact on the physiology and metabolism of the body as it may evolve into a metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, abdominal obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia presenting as frequent m...

  18. REGISTROS NUEVOS O POCO CONOCIDOS DE AVES MIGRATORIAS EN LA LAGUNA DEL OTÚN, PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL LOS NEVADOS, RISARALDA, COLOMBIA

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    ORLANDO ACEVEDO-CHARRY

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Colombia es un sitio importante para las aves migratorias. Sin embargo, aún falta mucho conocimiento de dónde estas se encuentran durante su paso o permanencia por el país y cuáles utilizan los páramos. Registramos nuevas especies de aves migratorias para la laguna del Otún, inmersa en un complejo de humedales declarados sitio Ramsar desde el 2008. La laguna está localizada en el Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados a 3932 msnm, en ecosistema de páramo, en la Cordillera Central de los Andes de Colombia. Durante cinco salidas entre 2010 y 2012 se registraron cuatro nuevas especies de aves migratorias para el parque: Anas acuta, Pandion haliaetus, Riparia riparia y Dendroica petechia. Adicionalmente, se registró una ampliación del rango altitudinal para dos especies mi- gratorias que solo habían sido registradas en la región a menos de 3500 msnm: Tringa flavipes e Hirundo rustica. Estas observaciones sugieren que dichas especies podrían tolerar condiciones de alta montaña y utilizar el páramo. Es necesario estudiar a fondo las diná- micas migratorias y el uso de hábitat de alta montaña por las aves migratorias.

  19. Corrupción y gestión migratoria en el México posrevolucionario

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    Yankelevich, Pablo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This work studies the nature, extension and significances of the corruption practices inside the Mexican Migration Service during the first decades of the 20th century. In a context in which the need to enter or exit the country was seen, both by Mexicans or foreigners, as an opportunity for illicit enrichment, the article reveals how corruption practices flourished under the increase of immigration regulations. The pervasiveness of these practices allows one to assess them as a consubstantial part of the political order as opposed to an issue of a moral character.

    En este trabajo se estudia la naturaleza, extensión y significados de prácticas de corrupción en el Servicio de Migración de México durante las primeras décadas del siglo XX. Se advierten las maneras en que la corrupción creció al amparo de un ensanchamiento de las regulaciones migratorias y el control fronterizo, en un contexto en que la necesidad de ingresar o salir de país por parte de extranjeros y mexicanos era valorada como una oportunidad para enriquecimientos ilícitos. La dimensión alcanzada por estas prácticas permite valorarlas como parte consustancial del orden político antes que como un asunto de carácter moral.

  20. DESARROLLO LOCAL: VULNERABILIDAD HÍDRICA, PRECARIEDAD LABORAL, INTENSIDAD MIGRATORIA E IDENTIDAD RESILIENTE

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    Lirios Cruz García

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Se consideraron pertinentes las Teorías del Conflicto y Cambio para conceptualizar el Desarrollo local. A partir de tal distinción, el presente estudio se propuso analizar los discursos de migrantes retornados a la microrregión de Xilitla. Para tal propósito, se plantearon tres dimensiones de análisis: vulnerabilidad hídrica, precariedad laboral e intensificación migratoria. Una vez establecida la guía para entrevista, llevó a cabo un estudio transversal con una muestra no probabilística. Los resultados muestran que la preservación de edificaciones tales como iglesias, camposantos y casa habitación son escenarios de simbolización que insertan a los grupos en una dinámica de competencia simbólica. La discusión relativa al Desarrollo Local de Xilitla permitió diferenciar las propuestas de sustentabilidad y matizar las alternativas de desarrollo en comunidades con baja disponibilidad de agua.

  1. Continuidad Y Fluctuaciones De La Política Migratoria Francesa

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    Emmanuel Ma Mung

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Francia es, desde hace varios siglos, un país deficitario en el plano demográfico. De ahí la tendencia desde hace tiempo a incentivar una inmigración laboral con vocación de asentarse en el país. La integración de los extranjeros ha sido durante largo tiempo y sigue siendo concebida como la incorporación a la nación de futuros nacionales antes que como integración a la sociedad de personas que conservan su calidad de extranjeros. Esta concepción de la inmigración marca a largo plazo de manera fundamental la política migratoria de Francia, siendo la tendencia la de fomentar una inmigración de trabajadores llamados a convertirse en franceses. Esta tendencia, sin embargo, ha sufrido variaciones importantes a lo largo del tiempo y está en vías de verse profundamente transformada con la integración europea y la transformación de las migraciones internacionales.

  2. Overweight in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Ravn, P; Haugen, A G; Glintborg, D

    2013-01-01

    Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in premenopausal women affecting 5-10%. Nearly 50% are overweight or obese, which result in a more severe phenotype of PCOS. Weight loss is therefore considered the first line treatment in overweight women with PCOS...... was weight loss. The clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism and menstrual cyclicity were secondary outcomes. Metabolic parameters were not included in the present review. Results: Weight loss is most effectively achieved through a 12-1500 kcal/day diet, which results in a clinically relevant weight loss...... style changes, preferably a low calorie diet, should be the first line treatment in overweight/obese women with PCOS. Metformin can be considered as an additional treatment but has subtle additive effect....

  3. Obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Naderpoor, N; Shorakae, S; Joham, A; Boyle, J; De Courten, B; Teede, H J

    2015-03-01

    Obesity is now a major international health concern. It is increasingly common in young women with reproductive, metabolic and psychological health impacts. Reproductive health impacts are often poorly appreciated and include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility and pregnancy complications. PCOS is the most common endocrine condition in women and is underpinned by hormonal disturbances including insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism. Obesity exacerbates hormonal and clinical features of PCOS and women with PCOS appear at higher risk of obesity, with multiple underlying mechanisms linking the conditions. Lifestyle intervention is first line in management of PCOS to both prevent weight gain and induce weight loss; however improved engagement and sustainability remain challenges with the need for more research. Medications like metformin, orlistat, GLP1 agonists and bariatric surgery have been used with the need for large scale randomised clinical trials to define their roles.

  4. Weight Loss and Medication in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Therapy.

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    Tolstoi, Linda G.; Josimovich, John B.

    2002-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a complex syndrome, affects approximately 6% of reproductive-age women. Many abnormalities are associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, but confusion still exists about their causation. Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome is by exclusion. Management of the metabolic aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome focuses on minimizing insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia with diet therapy or insulin-lowering drugs.

  5. Laparoscopic management of tumor in supernumerary ovary

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    Prakash, Ved; Kant, Anita; Parashar, Abha; Rani, Uma

    2016-01-01

    Laparoscopic management of most of the adnexal masses has become feasible in the present era of advancing endoscopic techniques. A postmenopausal lady presented with lump in the abdomen, appeared to be a solid ovarian mass on ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. On laparoscopy, both the ovaries were normal and the mass was not connected to uterus or adnexa. The mass was removed and histopathology confirmed it to be ovarian tissue thus confirming it to be a tumor in a supernumerary ovary. Examples of supernumerary ovary are among the rarest of gynecological abnormalities. PMID:27134478

  6. Laparoscopic management of tumor in supernumerary ovary

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    Ved Prakash

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Laparoscopic management of most of the adnexal masses has become feasible in the present era of advancing endoscopic techniques. A postmenopausal lady presented with lump in the abdomen, appeared to be a solid ovarian mass on ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. On laparoscopy, both the ovaries were normal and the mass was not connected to uterus or adnexa. The mass was removed and histopathology confirmed it to be ovarian tissue thus confirming it to be a tumor in a supernumerary ovary. Examples of supernumerary ovary are among the rarest of gynecological abnormalities.

  7. Beneficial effects of silicon on hydroponically grown corn salad (Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr) plants.

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    Gottardi, Stefano; Iacuzzo, Francesco; Tomasi, Nicola; Cortella, Giovanni; Manzocco, Lara; Pinton, Roberto; Römheld, Volker; Mimmo, Tanja; Scampicchio, Matteo; Dalla Costa, Luisa; Cesco, Stefano

    2012-07-01

    Soil-less cultivation of horticultural crops represents a fairly recent innovation to traditional agriculture which has several advantages including higher water-use efficiency. When plants are grown with this system, their roots come in contact with nutrients solely via the hydroponic solution. Although its beneficial effects have been widely demonstrated, silicon (Si) is mostly omitted from the composition of nutrient solutions. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the beneficial effect of Si addition to hydroponic solution on quali-quantitative aspects of edible production of two cultivars of corn salad (Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.) grown in soil-less floating system. Impacts on shelf life of this food were also studied. Results show that the supply of Si increased the edible yield and the quality level reducing the nitrate concentration in edible tissues. This result might be attributed to changes either in the metabolism (such as the nitrate assimilation process) or to the functionality of root mechanisms involved in the nutrient acquisition from the outer medium. In fact, our results show for the first time the ability of Si to modulate the root activity of nitrate and Fe uptake through, at least in part, a regulation of gene expression levels of the proteins involved in this phenomenon. In addition, the presence of Si decreased the levels of polyphenoloxidase gene expression at harvest and, in post-harvest, slowed down the chlorophyll degradation delaying leaf senescence and thus prolonging the shelf life of these edible tissues. In conclusion, data showed that the addition of Si to the nutrient solution can be a useful tool for improving quali-quantitatively the yield of baby leaf vegetable corn salad as well as its shelf life. Since the amelioration due to the Si has been achieved only with one cultivar, the recommendation of its inclusion in the nutrient solution does not exclude the identification of cultivars suitable for this

  8. Expression of SET Protein in the Ovaries of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Xu Boqun

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. We previously found that expression of SET gene was up-regulated in polycystic ovaries by using microarray. It suggested that SET may be an attractive candidate regulator involved in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS. In this study, expression and cellular localization of SET protein were investigated in human polycystic and normal ovaries. Method. Ovarian tissues, six normal ovaries and six polycystic ovaries, were collected during transsexual operation and surgical treatment with the signed consent form. The cellular localization of SET protein was observed by immunohistochemistry. The expression levels of SET protein were analyzed by Western Blot. Result. SET protein was expressed predominantly in the theca cells and oocytes of human ovarian follicles in both PCOS ovarian tissues and normal ovarian tissues. The level of SET protein expression in polycystic ovaries was triple higher than that in normal ovaries (P<0.05. Conclusion. SET was overexpressed in polycystic ovaries more than that in normal ovaries. Combined with its localization in theca cells, SET may participate in regulating ovarian androgen biosynthesis and the pathophysiology of hyperandrogenism in PCOS.

  9. Cryopreservation and orthotopic transplantation of rat ovaries.

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    Dorsch, Martina; Wedekind, Dirk

    2010-01-01

    The number of rat strains increased considerably in the last decade and will increase continuously during the next years. This requires enough space for maintaining vital strains and techniques for cryobanking, which can be applied not only in specialised rat resource centres but also in regular animal houses. Here we describe an easy and fast method for the cryopreservation and transplantation of frozen-thawed ovaries of the rat. With dimethyl sulfoxide as cryoprotectant rat ovaries can be stored at -196 degrees C for unlimited time. For revitalisation thawed ovaries have to be orthotopically transplanted into appropriate ovarectomised recipients. Reestablishment of the reproductive cycle in the recipients can be confirmed by vaginal cytology shortly after transplantation. The recipients are able to produce 2-3 litters after mating with males of an appropriate strain. Cyropreservation of ovaries thus can be considered a reliable method to preserve scientifically and economically important stocks and strains of rats that are currently not required.

  10. Polycystic ovary syndrome: current infertility management.

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    Aubuchon, Mira; Legro, Richard S

    2011-12-01

    This review summarizes the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome and management of associated infertility. The goal is to guide clinicians through basic evaluation, initial treatment, and briefly describe more complex therapies.

  11. Diagnostic features of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Feb 17, 2006 ... tygerberg, W cape. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the ... association of infertility, obesity, hirsutism and bilateral enlarged polycystic ..... far been used primarily in the field of breast cancer research, focusing on the ...

  12. Migración hacia Estados Unidos y su impacto en la nueva reforma migratoria (Parte I)

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    Asael Mercado Maldonado; Miguel Ángel Piña Sánchez

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar el contexto social y político para la implementación de una nueva reforma migratoria integral del Gobierno Norteamericano. Es importante abordar varias posturas que van desde los legisladores Demócratas, Republicanos, el Presidente, los empresarios y la sociedad civil, con la finalidad de reconocer los pros y los contras de dicha reforma, así como el contenido de varias propuestas y sin perder de vista la postura mexicana.

  13. Migración hacia Estados Unidos y su impacto en la nueva reforma migratoria (parte II

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    Asael Mercado Maldonado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar el contexto social y político para la implementación de una nueva reforma migratoria integral del gobierno norteamericano. Es importante abordar varias posturas que van desde los legisladores demócratas, republicanos, el presidente, los empresarios y la sociedad civil para considerar los pros y los contras de dicha reforma, así como el contenido de varias propuestas, sin perder de vista la postura mexicana.

  14. Migración hacia Estados Unidos y su impacto en la nueva reforma migratoria (Parte I

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    Asael Mercado Maldonado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar el contexto social y político para la implementación de una nueva reforma migratoria integral del Gobierno Norteamericano. Es importante abordar varias posturas que van desde los legisladores Demócratas, Republicanos, el Presidente, los empresarios y la sociedad civil, con la finalidad de reconocer los pros y los contras de dicha reforma, así como el contenido de varias propuestas y sin perder de vista la postura mexicana.

  15. Proteomic Analysis of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

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    Baycin-Hizal, Deniz; Tabb, David L.; Chaerkady, Raghothama;

    2012-01-01

    To complement the recent genomic sequencing of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, proteomic analysis was performed on CHO cells including the cellular proteome, secretome, and glycoproteome using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) of multiple fractions obtained from gel electrophoresis, multidimens......To complement the recent genomic sequencing of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, proteomic analysis was performed on CHO cells including the cellular proteome, secretome, and glycoproteome using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) of multiple fractions obtained from gel electrophoresis...

  16. Por qué fracasan las políticas migratorias

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    Stephen Castles

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Tanto en Gran Bretaña como en toda la Unión Europea la inmigración y el asilo son asuntos claves en política. Sin embargo, parece que las políticas de los estados y los órganos supranacionales no han conseguido evitar los flujos no deseados ni gestionar con eficacia la inmigración y su integración. Este artículo analiza tres tipos de razones que justifican el fracaso de estas políticas: factores que derivan de la dinámica social del proceso migratorio; factores relacionados con la globalización y la división Norte-Sur; y factores que surgen dentro de los sistemas políticos. Entre los temas principales se encuentran el papel de la acción del inmigrante, la forma en que la división Norte-Sur favorece estos flujos migratorios y los programas ocultos en las políticas nacionales. También se comentan los esfuerzos de la UE para tratar las causas fundamentales de la migración en los países de origen. El artículo concluye que las políticas migratorias podrían ser más eficaces si estuvieran relacionadas de forma explícita con los programas políticos a largo plazo centrados en el comercio, el desarrollo y la prevención de conflictos. La auténtica clave para conseguir una gestión de la migración eficaz es reducir las diferencias Norte-Sur.

  17. Polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescence.

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    Driscoll, Deborah A

    2003-08-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common disorder among adolescent women. The typical clinical features including menstrual irregularities and hirsutism are usually not apparent until middle to late adolescence. Yet studies suggest that PCOS may begin in early puberty. Young women with premature pubarche, a family history of PCOS, Caribbean Hispanic and African American ancestry, and/or obesity are more likely to develop PCOS. Adolescents with PCOS may have elevated total or free testosterone, androstenedione, and luteinizing hormone levels; insulin resistance; and hyperinsulinemia. The laboratory evaluation and management of the adolescent with suspected PCOS should be individualized on the basis of the clinical features and symptoms. The cornerstone of most treatment strategies includes either a combination oral contraceptive or progestin to decrease testosterone levels and regulate the menstrual cycle. Consideration of insulin-sensitizing agents, antiandrogens, topical treatments for acne and excess facial hair, and hair removal is dependent on the patient's symptoms and concerns. A healthy approach to eating, in some cases weight loss, and exercise is encouraged to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Management of the adolescent with PCOS is challenging and often requires a supportive, multidisciplinary team approach for optimal results.

  18. Epithelial carcinoma of the ovary

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    Morales, P.H. (M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Inst., Houston, TX); Fayos, J.V.

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    A total of 176 patients with untreated epithelial cancer of the ovary received postoperative irradiation at the Alice Crocker Lloyd Radiation Therapy Center of the University of Michigan from 1955 to 1973. Irradiation was delivered to the pelvis alone or to the pelvis and part of the abdomen, depending on the extent of the disease and the location of the residual tumor. No patient received whole abdominal irradiation. Post-irradiation chemotherapy was administered to patients with advanced disease. Twenty-six patients with Stage III disease were treated according to a protocol consisting of pre- and post-irradiation administration of chlorambucil. The overall 5-year actuarial survival rate was 42%. The 5-year survival rates for patients with Stage I through IV disease were 77%, 31%, 23%, and 0% respectively. Patients whose tumor was grossly removed at the initial surgery did better (63% 5-year survival rate) than patients whose tumor was only partially removed (26% 5-year survival rate). The pathologic grade of the tumor was a major factor determining the prognosis. The 5-year survival rates were 76% for patients with well-differentiated carcinomas, 33% for those with moderately differentiated carcinomas, and 14% for those with poorly differentiated carcinomas. Thirty-four (20%) of the patients were found to have at least a second primary tumor either at the time of the initial surgery or some other time. Autopsy results for 25 patients in this series are presented.

  19. Epithelial carcinoma of the ovary

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    Morales, P. H. (Univ. of Texas Cancer Center, Houston, TX); Fayos, J.V.

    1981-12-01

    A total of 176 patients with untreated epithelial cancer of the ovary received postoperative irradiation at the Alice Crocker Lloyd Radiation Therapy Center of the University of Michigan from 1955 to 1973. Irradiation was delivered to the pelvis alone or to the pelvis and part of the abdomen, depending on the extent of the disease and the location of the residual tumor. No patient received whole abdominal irradiation. Post-irradiation chemotherapy was administered to patients with advanced disease. Twenty-six patients with Stage III disease were treated according to a protocol consisting of pre- and post-irradiation administration of chlorambucil. The overall 5-year actuarial survival rate was 42%. The 5-year survival rates for patients with Stage I through IV disease were 77%, 31%, 23%, and 0% respectively. Patients whose tumor was grossly removed at the initial surgery did better (63% 5-year survival rate) than patients whose tumor was only partially removed (26% 5-year survival rate). The pathologic grade of the tumor was a major factor determining the prognosis. The 5-year survival rates were 76% for patients with well-differentiated carcinomas, 33% for those with moderately differentiated carcinomas, and 14% for those with poor differentiated carcinomas. Thirty-four (20%) of the patients were found to have at least a second primary tumor either at the time of the initial surgery or some other time. Autopsy results for 25 patients in this series are presented.

  20. El Estado argentino ante el reto de las migraciones internacionales: reflexiones del reciente cambio de rumbo en la política migratoria argentina

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    Julieta Nicolao

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En un contexto en el cual la restricción a las migraciones internacionales se recrudece a escala global y los criterios de seguridad impregnan la formulación de las políticas migratorias en todo el mundo, en la República Argentina se observa, desde 2003, una forma distinta de hacer frente a este fenómeno que, a su vez, deja atrás tres décadas de políticas migratorias irracionales en el país. Este análisis sobre el cambio de rumbo de la política migratoria argentina se ha confeccionado atendiendo especialmente a la nueva dinámica migratoria nacional, definida por la predominancia de la inmigración procedente de países limítrofes, y también a la evolución de dicho fenómeno a escala global y a la orientación generalizada en la cual se sustentan las políticas de los principales Estados receptores del mundo.

  1. [Psychosocial approach in polycystic ovary syndrome].

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    Kohlné Papp, Ildikó

    2014-11-23

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most frequent endocrine disease among women of reproductive age. It is associated with increased risks of various metabolic disorders and complications. most recent data suggest that women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome are most exposed to several psychological problems. It has been shown that polycystic ovary syndrome exerts a negative impact on female identity and it contributes to the deterioration of quality of life and, eventually, to development of psychiatric problems. The mental consequences of the disease can be as depressing as physiological symptoms. This draws attention on the importance of the disease from the aspect of therapy as well and, therefore, it may be justified to involve a psychologist or psychiatrist in the process for a more effective treatment. The aim of the paper is to summarize the most frequent psychological symptoms associated with the disease.

  2. Deciduoma of the ovary complicating pregnancy

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    Rangaswamy Vedavalli

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available A 24 yr old Primigravida who conceived spontaneously came with two months amenorrhea for confirmation of pregnancy and routine checkup. Her 1st trimester scan, showed a single intra – uterine viable pregnancy of 8-9 weeks, with a right adnexal mass of about 10.7x7.7x10.3 cm with solid and cystic areas with internal echoes. In view of the size of the tumor and its varying echogenicity, pathological condition of the ovary was suspected. She reported at 24 weeks with abdominal pain. Partial torsion was suspected and Laprotomy was done. Right ovary was enlarged to 10 cm with varying consistency. Right ovariotomy was done. Postoperative period was uneventful. Histopathological examination showed extensive decidual changes in the ovary, forming tumor like lesions in the cystic areas. The pregnancy progressed without any complication. At term, she delivered a healthy female baby. The case is being presented for its extreme rarity.

  3. De indeseables a ilegales: una aproximación a la irregularidad migratoria

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    González Cámara, Noelia

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The hipothesis of this paper is that irregular migration is not the simple consequence of entering in the territory of a State without authorization, however it is produced through legal and political measures. Migrations considered unauthorized do not have an static reference, the reference has evolved depending on sociohistorical circunstances. The objective is to denaturalize the use of the term “irregular migration” in light of historians and sociologists’ understandings on the production of migrant irregularity. In order to achieve this aim I will engage in making some conceptual accuracies that clarify the different ways to designate this fenomenon and the realities it contains. Hence, it will be checked the way some flows have been identified as irregular in the United States, France, United Kingdom and Germany in the postwar period. Furthermore, an outline of its evolution will be made.

    La hipótesis que vertebra este trabajo consiste en que la migración irregular no es la mera consecuencia de entrar sin autorización en un Estado sino un producto de medidas legales y políticas. Se sostendrá que las migraciones no autorizadas no tienen un referente estático, más bien dicho referente ha evolucionado en función de las circunstancias socio-históricas. El objetivo es, a la luz de las interpretaciones sobre la producción de irregularidad migratoria realizadas por historiadores y sociólogos, contribuir a la desnaturalización del uso del término “migración irregular”. Para alcanzar este objetivo se propone realizar una serie de precisiones conceptuales que clarifiquen las distintas formas de designar este fenómeno, así como los supuestos que incluye. A partir de ahí se revisará cómo se ha llevado a cabo la identificación de determinados flujos como irregulares y su evolución en Estados Unidos, Francia, Reino Unido y Alemania tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

  4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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    Williams, Tracy; Mortada, Rami; Porter, Samuel

    2016-07-15

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrinopathy among reproductive-aged women in the United States, affecting approximately 7% of female patients. Although the pathophysiology of the syndrome is complex and there is no single defect from which it is known to result, it is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor. Metabolic syndrome is twice as common in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome compared with the general population, and patients with polycystic ovary syndrome are four times more likely than the general population to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patient presentation is variable, ranging from asymptomatic to having multiple gynecologic, dermatologic, or metabolic manifestations. Guidelines from the Endocrine Society recommend using the Rotterdam criteria for diagnosis, which mandate the presence of two of the following three findings- hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries-plus the exclusion of other diagnoses that could result in hyperandrogenism or ovulatory dysfunction. It is reasonable to delay evaluation for polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescent patients until two years after menarche. For this age group, it is also recommended that all three Rotterdam criteria be met before the diagnosis is made. Patients who have marked virilization or rapid onset of symptoms require immediate evaluation for a potential androgen-secreting tumor. Treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome is individualized based on the patient's presentation and desire for pregnancy. For patients who are overweight, weight loss is recommended. Clomiphene and letrozole are first-line medications for infertility. Metformin is the first-line medication for metabolic manifestations, such as hyperglycemia. Hormonal contraceptives are first-line therapy for irregular menses and dermatologic manifestations.

  5. Familial small cell carcinoma of the ovary.

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    Martinez-Borges, Anibal R; Petty, John K; Hurt, Gail; Stribling, Jennifer T; Press, Joshua Z; Castellino, Sharon M

    2009-12-15

    Ovarian tumors have a low incidence in childhood, accounting for 1% of malignancies within the ages of 0-17 years. Small cell carcinoma of the ovary is a rare histology and historically has a poor prognosis. We report a case of an 11-year-old female diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the ovary and hypercalcemia (SCCOHT). There was a strong family history of the disease, a reduction in the age of onset in the proband, and the absence of BRCA mutations. This case suggests the phenomenon of genetic anticipation in an ovarian cancer.

  6. RESISTENCIAS DESDE LOS MÁRGENES: LA EXPERIENCIA MIGRATORIA DE LAS MUJERES COMO FORMA DE AGENCIA SOCIAL

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    Vanesa Vázquez Laba

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de contribuir a la discusión teórica y política sobre la capacidad agencial de las mujeres en condiciones de subalternidad, el presente artículo se basa en un trabajo de investigación empírica sobre los procesos y experiencias migratorias de mujeres latinoamericanas y africanas residentes en Mallorca, España. Demuestra que a pesar de la condicionalidad de la segmentación por género y raza del mercado laboral y el uso político del velo, las mujeres inmigrantes dan cuenta de acciones concretas de resistencias identitarias y políticas desde los márgenes en una búsqueda por una ciudadanía real.

  7. La transformación del coyotaje en el contexto de políticas migratorias restrictivas

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    Simón Pedro Izcara Palacios

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    Full Text Available El artículo está fundamentado en una metodología cualitativa que incluye entrevistas en profundidad a un centenar de agentes facilitadores del cruce fronterizo. El estudio fue conducido entre abril de 2008 y julio de 2012. Examina la transformación del tráfico de migrantes entre México y los Estados Unidos en el contexto de políticas migratorias restrictivas. El artículo concluye que los polleros mexicanos han perdido independencia, porque ahora tienen que pagar múltiples sobornos y necesitan contar con el apoyo de los empleadores estadounidenses para poder conducir a los migrantes desde el lugar de origen hasta el punto de destino en los Estados Unidos.

  8. A bovine model for polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) results in the greatest single cause of anovulatory infertility in reproductive age women (affecting 5-10%). Previously, research groups have created animal models utilizing non-human primates and sheep to better understand the mechanisms involved in PCOS. However, c...

  9. Oncological repercussions of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    de França Neto, Antônio H; Rogatto, Silvia; Do Amorim, Melania M R

    2010-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent endocrine disorder that has been associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Evidence has suggested that PCOS may be associated with the appearance of certain types of cancer, particularly endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer...

  10. The Mammalian Ovary from Genesis to Revelation

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    Edson, Mark A.; Nagaraja, Ankur K.; Matzuk, Martin M.

    2009-01-01

    Two major functions of the mammalian ovary are the production of germ cells (oocytes), which allow continuation of the species, and the generation of bioactive molecules, primarily steroids (mainly estrogens and progestins) and peptide growth factors, which are critical for ovarian function, regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, and development of secondary sex characteristics. The female germline is created during embryogenesis when the precursors of primordial germ cells differentiate from somatic lineages of the embryo and take a unique route to reach the urogenital ridge. This undifferentiated gonad will differentiate along a female pathway, and the newly formed oocytes will proliferate and subsequently enter meiosis. At this point, the oocyte has two alternative fates: die, a common destiny of millions of oocytes, or be fertilized, a fate of at most approximately 100 oocytes, depending on the species. At every step from germline development and ovary formation to oogenesis and ovarian development and differentiation, there are coordinated interactions of hundreds of proteins and small RNAs. These studies have helped reproductive biologists to understand not only the normal functioning of the ovary but also the pathophysiology and genetics of diseases such as infertility and ovarian cancer. Over the last two decades, parallel progress has been made in the assisted reproductive technology clinic including better hormonal preparations, prenatal genetic testing, and optimal oocyte and embryo analysis and cryopreservation. Clearly, we have learned much about the mammalian ovary and manipulating its most important cargo, the oocyte, since the birth of Louise Brown over 30 yr ago. PMID:19776209

  11. Re-torsion of the ovaries

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    Hyttel, Trine E W; Bak, Geske S; Larsen, Solveig B;

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    The increasing use of de-torsion of the ovaries may result in re-torsion. This review addresses risk of re-torsion and describes preventive strategies to avoid re-torsion in pre-menarcheal girls, and fertile and pregnant women. We clinically reviewed PubMed, Embase, Trip and Cochrane databases...

  12. Melatonin influence in ovary transplantation: systematic review.

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    Shiroma, M E; Botelho, N M; Damous, L L; Baracat, E C; Soares-Jr, J M

    2016-06-10

    Melatonin is an indolamine produced by the pineal gland and it can exert a potent antioxidant effect. Its free radical scavenger properties have been used to advantage in different organ transplants in animal experiments. Several concentrations and administration pathways have been tested and melatonin has shown encouraging beneficial results in many transplants of organs such as the liver, lungs, heart, pancreas, and kidneys. The objective of the present study was to review the scientific literature regarding the use of melatonin in ovary transplantation. A systematic review following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement was carried out using the Cochrane and Pubmed databases and employing the terms 'melatonin' AND 'ovary' AND 'transplantation.' After analysis, 5 articles were extracted addressing melatonin use in ovary transplants and involving 503 animals. Melatonin enhanced various graft aspects like morphology, apoptosis, immunological reaction, revascularization, oxidative stress, and survival rate. Melatonin's antioxidative and antiapoptotic properties seemingly produce positive effects on ovarian graft activity. Despite the promising results, further studies in humans need to be conducted to consolidate its use, as ovary transplantation for fertility preservation is gradually being moved from the experimental stage to a clinical setting.

  13. Complementary Therapy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Aquino, Carmen Imma; Nori, Stefania Lucia

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    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease. PCOS afflicts 5 to 10 % of women of reproductive age. The symptoms are: amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, chronic hyperandrogenic anovulation and acne. Other risk factors aggravate this condition: insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, inflammation and subclinical cardiovascular disease. Anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life are also common. This review highlights the mech...

  14. Complementary Therapy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease. PCOS afflicts 5 to 10 % of women of reproductive age. The symptoms are: amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, chronic hyperandrogenic anovulation and acne. Other risk factors aggravate this condition: insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, inflammation and subclinical cardiovascular disease. Anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life are also common. This review highlights the mechanisms an...

  15. Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary

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    Chia-Hui Lin

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    Conclusion: TCC of the ovary is a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer. It differs from malignant Brenner tumor by the absence of a benign or borderline Brenner component. Surgical resection is the primary therapeutic approach, and patient outcomes after chemotherapy are better than for other types of common epithelial ovarian cancers.

  16. Dejando atrás las fronteras. Las políticas migratorias ante las exigencias de la justicia global

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    Velasco, Juan Carlos

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    Full Text Available This article deals with the reciprocal normative implications between the conceptions of global justice and citizenship on the one hand, and the definition of migration politics on the other hand. The investigation is carried out in four steps: first, there will be provided some reasons to overcome the state oriented focus of the theory of justice; then the worldwide poverty and the migration flows will be pointed out as problems that any modern theory of justice has to cope with; in a third step, it will be shown to what extent the national borders have to be regarded as obstacles for an implementation of a global conception of justice; and, finally, it will be argued for a redefinition of the notion of citizenship that is meant to build the normative horizon of migration politics.

    En este artículo se abordan las recíprocas implicaciones normativas existentes entre las concepciones de la justicia global y de la ciudadanía, por un lado, y la definición de las políticas migratorias, por otro. La exploración se hace en cuatro pasos: se ofrecen algunas razones para superar el enfoque estadocéntrico de la teoría de la justicia; se presentan la pobreza mundial y los flujos migratorios generados por ella como cuestiones ineludibles para una teoría de la justicia; se analizan los obstáculos que las fronteras estatales representan a la hora de implementar una concepción global de la justicia; y, finalmente, se argumenta a favor de redefinir la noción de ciudadanía de modo que constituya el horizonte normativo de las políticas migratorias.

  17. Reforma migratoria en Cuba e impacto psicosocial en la sociedad cubana. Cuban migratory reform and psychosocial impact in cuban society

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    Jany Barcenas Alfonso

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    Full Text Available La reforma migratoria en Cuba incluye el conjunto de nuevas regulaciones anunciadas en octubre 2012 y puestas en vigor a partir del 14 de enero de 2013. Los cambios en las prácticas cotidianas, por las posibilidades que se abren para la migración externa en el movimiento de la población, también impactan la subjetividad cotidiana. Con el objetivo de estudiar el impacto psicosocial, se empleó una metodología mixta en dos fases: cuantitativa con 411 cuestionarios en marzo 2013 y de profundización cualitativa con 14 estudios de caso en marzo 2014, todos aplicados en La Habana. Los resultados evidencian transformaciones en formas de sentir, pensar y actuar en la vida cotidiana: ubicaron las nuevas regulaciones migratorias como el principal cambio en la sociedad cubana actual entre todos los que se perciben están ocurriendo; la familia naturaliza la reunificación como posible, tanto fuera como dentro del país y como algo temporal; se sitúa la posibilidad de los viajes con el fin de trabajar fuera del país como estrategia de afrontamiento a los problemas; y emergen prácticas cotidianas de migración circular. Se destaca que es una política que favorece la percepción del gobierno; aunque se percibe desfavorable el impacto diferenciador en la sociedad, ya que solo beneficia a quienes pueden viajar porque tienen recursos o familiares emigrados. Se ha ubicado en dinámicas de cambio y continuidad el aún vigente condicionamiento político que históricamente marcó el proceso migratorio cubano, a partir de la Revolución y del bloqueo económico de Estados Unidos contra Cuba.

  18. Economía en red y políticas migratorias. ¿Hacia un mercado global de trabajo?

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    Luis V. Abad Márquez

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    Full Text Available El artículo examina la forma en que las actuales demandas de la economía global en red, contribuyen a explicar la esquizofrenia regulativa que caracteriza las políticas migratorias. Las nuevas formas de división internacional del trabajo, así como las prácticas de deslocalización productiva, configuran espacios de producción transnacionales y están dando lugar a un creciente ensamblaje mundial del flujo de trabajo que, sin embargo, se compadece con el uso local de la mano de obra y no exige desplazamientos masivos. Por otro lado, la globalización, al mismo tiempo que agrava la dualización de los mercados de trabajo, está haciendo a las economías desarrolladas cada vez más dependientes de cupos selectivos de mano de obra extranjera. Estos hechos explican por qué las políticas migratorias, al mismo tiempo que cierran genéricamente fronteras, necesitan abrirlas selectivamente. El artículo argumenta que esta apertura selectiva, en particular a la fuerza de trabajo altamente cualificada, no puede tomarse como indicador de la gestación de un verdadero mercado global de trabajo, puesto que la globalización económica avanza no sólo según ritmos, sino también según lógicas diferentes en función de los mercados.

  19. Effect of ovary induction on bread wheat anther culture: ovary genotype and developmental stage, and candidate gene association.

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    Ana María Castillo

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    Full Text Available Ovary pre-conditioned medium and ovary co-culture increased the efficiency of green doubled haploid plant production in bread wheat anther culture. The positive effect of this medium led to a 6- and 11-fold increase in the numbers of embryos and green plants, respectively, having a greater effect on a medium-low responding cultivar. Ovary genotype and developmental stage significantly affected microspore embryogenesis. By he use of Caramba ovaries it was possible to reach a 2-fold increase in the number of embryos and green plants, and to decrease the rate of albinism. Mature ovaries from flowers containing microspores at a late binucleate stage raised the number of embryos and green plants by 25% and 46% as compared to immature ovaries (excised from flowers with microspores at a mid-late uninucleate stage. The highest numbers of embryos and green plants were produced when using mature Caramba ovaries. Ovaries from Galeón, Tigre and Kilopondio cultivars successfully induced microspore embryogenesis at the same rate as Caramba ovaries. Moreover, Tigre ovaries raised the percentage of spontaneous chromosome doubling up to 71%. Attempts were made to identify molecular mechanisms associated to the inductive effect of the ovaries on microspore embryogenesis. The genes TAA1b, FLA26 and WALI6 associated to wheat microspore embryogenesis, the CGL1 gene involved in glycan biosynthesis or degradation, and the FER gene involved in the ovary signalling process were expressed and/or induced at different rates during ovary culture. The expression pattern of FLA26 and FER could be related to the differences between genotypes and developmental stages in the inductive effect of the ovary. Our results open opportunities for new approaches to increase bread wheat doubled haploid production by anther culture, and to identify the functional components of the ovary inductive effect on microspore embryogenesis.

  20. Políticas migratorias e instituciones hacia los marroquíes en el extranjero ¿Amenaza política o panacea transfronteriza?

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    Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa

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    migratorias y se muestra cómo ha sido la actividad del gobierno de Marruecos hacia sus migrantes. Finalmente, se identifican cambios en la acción pública y en el discurso oficial del gobierno que abren el debate en cuanto a si la migración internacional, además de ser un proceso social, puede considerarse un proceso político.

  1. Hydatid Cyst of Ovary: A Case Report

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    Mohsen Khosravi Maharlooei

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Echinococcus granulosus is considered the major cause of humanhydatid cysts. Usually the duration of cyst formation is 10-20 years. This period shortens significantly upon rupture of aprimary cyst. The literature describes low incidence of primaryinvolvement of ovary as a site of hydatid cyst formation. Ourcase is the first report on ovarian hydatid cyst in Iran. A 60-year-old woman was presented with abdominal pain in the leftlower quadrant area. Paraclinical data were suggestive of neoplasiaand preoperative diagnosis was ovarian tumor. Duringlaparotomy, multiple cysts resembling hydatid cysts were observedin the left ovary. Pathological examination confirmed thediagnosis of hydatid cyst. Although there is a small possibilityof secondary ovarian echinococcal disease, it is more probablefor this case to be primary infection, as the patient had developedovarian hydatid cysts 15 years after hepatic involvementand recurrence after 30 months is very uncommon.

  2. The inositols and polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Bharti Kalra; Sanjay Kalra; Sharma, J. B.

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    This review describes the rationale, biochemical, and clinical data related to the use of inositols in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It covers studies related to the mechanism of action of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol (MDI), with randomized controlled trials conducted in women with PCOS, and utilizes these data to suggest pragmatic indications and methods for using MDI combination in PCOS. Rationally crafted inositol combinations have a potential role to play in maintaining metabolic...

  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome: clinical and laboratory evaluation

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    Marcos Yorghi Khoury; Edmund Chada Baracat; Dolores Perovano Pardini; Mauro Abi Haidar; Eduardo Leme Alves da Motta; Geraldo Rodrigues de Lima

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    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinically, and with laboratory, tests, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO). PATIENTS: One hundred and twelve women with PCO were studied. METHODS: The following data was recorded: Current age; age at menarche; menstrual irregularity, occurrence of similar cases in the family; fertility, obstetric history; body mass index (BMI); and presence of hirsutism. Serum measurements of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, free testoster...

  4. Primary granulocytic sarcoma of the ovary.

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    Sreejith, G; Gangadharan, V P; Elizabath, K A; Preetha, S; Chithrathara, K

    2000-06-01

    Granulocytic sarcomas are rare extramedullary tumors of malignant myeloid precursor cells. Exceedingly rare in childhood, it commonly involves skin, lymph nodes, bone, and the spine. Ovarian involvement is rare. It can arise de novo, precede the development of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, or be the sole manifestation of relapse. We describe a 26-year-old woman with granulocytic sarcoma of the ovary without any hematologic disorder.

  5. Features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in adolescence

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    Tsikouras, P.; Spyros, L; Manav, B; Zervoudis, S.; Poiana, C; Nikolaos, T.; Petros, P; Dimitraki, M; Koukouli, C; Galazios, G; von Tempelhoff, GF

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    Rationale: To elucidate the prepubertal risk factors associated with the development of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and determine the special clinical manifestations of the syndrome in this transitional time of a woman’s life. Objective: To propose therapeutic targets and regimens, not only to prevent the long-term complications of the syndrome, but also to improve the self-esteem of a young girl who matures into womanhood. Methods and Results: A systematic review of literature was perfo...

  6. Polycystic ovary syndrome: clinical implication in perimenopause

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    Monika Lenart-Lipińska; Beata Matyjaszek-Matuszek; Ewa Woźniakowska; Janusz Solski; Tarach, Jerzy S.; Tomasz Paszkowski

    2014-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hyperandrogenic disorder, is the commonest endocrinopathy in premenopausal women. This syndrome is associated with fertility problems, clinical manifestations of hyperandrogenism and metabolic disturbances, particularly insulin resistance and obesity. There is a great body of evidence that patients with PCOS present multiple cardiovascular risk factors and cluster components of metabolic syndrome from early ages. The presence of comorbidities such as abdomi...

  7. Polycystic ovaries and infertility: Our experience

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    Lavanya Rajashekar; Deepika Krishna; Madhuri Patil

    2008-01-01

    Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common (15-20%) endocrine disorders in women of childbearing age. Although it is a major cause of infertility, its etiology remains unknown and its treatment difficult. Aim: To evaluate the incidence, treatment and outcome of patients with PCOS. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. Materials and Methods: PCOS patients (914 of the 1057) attending the outpatient department (OPD) from June 2003 to February 2008 were evaluated for this ...

  8. The effects of phthalates on the ovary.

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    Hannon, Patrick R; Flaws, Jodi A

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    Phthalates are commonly used as plasticizers in the manufacturing of flexible polyvinyl chloride products. Large production volumes of phthalates and their widespread use in common consumer, medical, building, and personal care products lead to ubiquitous human exposure via oral ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Recently, several phthalates have been classified as reproductive toxicants and endocrine-disrupting chemicals based on their ability to interfere with normal reproductive function and hormone signaling. Therefore, exposure to phthalates represents a public health concern. Currently, the effects of phthalates on male reproduction are better understood than the effects on female reproduction. This is of concern because women are often exposed to higher levels of phthalates than men through their extensive use of personal care and cosmetic products. In the female, a primary regulator of reproductive and endocrine function is the ovary. Specifically, the ovary is responsible for folliculogenesis, the proper maturation of gametes for fertilization, and steroidogenesis, and the synthesis of necessary sex steroid hormones. Any defect in the regulation of these processes can cause complications for reproductive and non-reproductive health. For instance, phthalate-induced defects in folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis can cause infertility, premature ovarian failure, and non-reproductive disorders. Presently, there is a paucity of knowledge on the effects of phthalates on normal ovarian function; however, recent work has established the ovary as a target of phthalate toxicity. This review summarizes what is currently known about the effects of phthalates on the ovary and the mechanisms by which phthalates exert ovarian toxicity, with a particular focus on the effects on folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis. Further, this review outlines future directions, including the necessity of examining the effects of phthalates at doses that mimic human exposure.

  9. The effects of phthalates on the ovary

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    Patrick eHannon

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Phthalates are commonly used as plasticizers in the manufacturing of flexible polyvinyl chloride products. Large production volumes of phthalates and their widespread use in common consumer, medical, building, and personal care products lead to ubiquitous human exposure via oral ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Recently, several phthalates have been classified as reproductive toxicants and endocrine disrupting chemicals based on their ability to interfere with normal reproductive function and hormone signaling. Therefore, exposure to phthalates represents a public health concern. Currently, the effects of phthalates on male reproduction are better understood than the effects on female reproduction. This is of concern because women are often exposed to higher levels of phthalates than men through their extensive use of personal care and cosmetic products. In the female, a primary regulator of reproductive and endocrine function is the ovary. Specifically, the ovary is responsible for folliculogenesis, the proper maturation of gametes for fertilization, and steroidogenesis, and the synthesis of necessary sex steroid hormones. Any defect in the regulation of these processes can cause complications for reproductive and non-reproductive health. For instance, phthalate-induced defects in folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis can cause infertility, premature ovarian failure, and non-reproductive disorders. Presently, there is a paucity of knowledge on the effects of phthalates on normal ovarian function; however, recent work has established the ovary as a target of phthalate toxicity. This review summarizes what is currently known about the effects of phthalates on the ovary and the mechanisms by which phthalates exert ovarian toxicity, with a particular focus on the effects on folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis. Further, this review outlines future directions including the necessity of examining the effects of phthalates at doses that mimic

  10. Ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Ali İrfan Güzel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is the most common reason of anovulatory infertility in reproductive age women. To make ovulation in these patients, from simple approach like life style changes to complicated therapies like assisted reproductive techniques are used. In this review, we aimed to emphasize different ovulation induction techniques that can be used in cases with PCOS. J Clin Exp Invest 2014; 5 (4: 626-631

  11. Metabolic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Churchill, S J; Wang, E T; Pisarska, M D

    2015-12-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and the leading cause of anovulatory infertility. The prevalence of the syndrome ranges between 6 to 15% based on broader Rotterdam diagnostic criteria verses strict NIH diagnostic criteria.1 The condition is characterized by a combination of ovulatory dysfunction, hyperandrogenism and the presence of polycystic ovaries. PCOS has been associated with multiple metabolic alterations and consequences including impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, obesity and subclinical cardiovascular disease. It remains unclear however if these associations lead to an increased risk of clinically significant long-term cardiovascular disease. Large prospective studies to date have not detected significant differences in overall cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in PCOS. The phenotypical variability in PCOS has made researching each of these associations challenging as different aspects of the syndrome may be contributing, opposing or confounding factors. The ability to detect significant differences in long-term cardiovascular outcomes may also be due to the variable nature of the syndrome. In this review, we attempt to describe a summary of the current literature concerning the metabolic alterations and cardiovascular consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome.

  12. Melamine Induces Oxidative Stress in Mouse Ovary.

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    Dai, Xiao-Xin; Duan, Xing; Cui, Xiang-Shun; Kim, Nam-Hyung; Xiong, Bo; Sun, Shao-Chen

    2015-01-01

    Melamine is a nitrogen heterocyclic triazine compound which is widely used as an industrial chemical. Although melamine is not considered to be acutely toxic with a high LD50 in animals, food contaminated with melamine expose risks to the human health. Melamine has been reported to be responsible for the renal impairment in mammals, its toxicity on the reproductive system, however, has not been adequately assessed. In the present study, we examined the effect of melamine on the follicle development and ovary formation. The data showed that melamine increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and induced granulosa cell apoptosis as well as follicle atresia. To further analyze the mechanism by which melamine induces oxidative stress, the expression and activities of two key antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) were analyzed, and the concentration of malondialdehyde (MDA) were compared between control and melamine-treated ovaries. The result revealed that melamine changed the expression and activities of SOD and GPX in the melamine-treated mice. Therefore, we demonstrate that melamine causes damage to the ovaries via oxidative stress pathway.

  13. Melamine Induces Oxidative Stress in Mouse Ovary.

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    Xiao-Xin Dai

    Full Text Available Melamine is a nitrogen heterocyclic triazine compound which is widely used as an industrial chemical. Although melamine is not considered to be acutely toxic with a high LD50 in animals, food contaminated with melamine expose risks to the human health. Melamine has been reported to be responsible for the renal impairment in mammals, its toxicity on the reproductive system, however, has not been adequately assessed. In the present study, we examined the effect of melamine on the follicle development and ovary formation. The data showed that melamine increased reactive oxygen species (ROS levels, and induced granulosa cell apoptosis as well as follicle atresia. To further analyze the mechanism by which melamine induces oxidative stress, the expression and activities of two key antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD and glutathione peroxidase (GPX were analyzed, and the concentration of malondialdehyde (MDA were compared between control and melamine-treated ovaries. The result revealed that melamine changed the expression and activities of SOD and GPX in the melamine-treated mice. Therefore, we demonstrate that melamine causes damage to the ovaries via oxidative stress pathway.

  14. Trace Elements in Ovaries: Measurement and Physiology.

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    Ceko, Melanie J; O'Leary, Sean; Harris, Hugh H; Hummitzsch, Katja; Rodgers, Raymond J

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    Traditionally, research in the field of trace element biology and human and animal health has largely depended on epidemiological methods to demonstrate involvement in biological processes. These studies were typically followed by trace element supplementation trials or attempts at identification of the biochemical pathways involved. With the discovery of biological molecules that contain the trace elements, such as matrix metalloproteinases containing zinc (Zn), cytochrome P450 enzymes containing iron (Fe), and selenoproteins containing selenium (Se), much of the current research focuses on these molecules, and, hence, only indirectly on trace elements themselves. This review focuses largely on two synchrotron-based x-ray techniques: X-ray absorption spectroscopy and x-ray fluorescence imaging that can be used to identify the in situ speciation and distribution of trace elements in tissues, using our recent studies of bovine ovaries, where the distribution of Fe, Se, Zn, and bromine were determined. It also discusses the value of other techniques, such as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, used to garner information about the concentrations and elemental state of the trace elements. These applications to measure trace elemental distributions in bovine ovaries at high resolutions provide new insights into possible roles for trace elements in the ovary.

  15. Multi-level assessment of chronic toxicity of estuarine sediments with the amphipod Gammarus locusta: I. Biochemical endpoints.

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    Neuparth, Teresa; Correia, Ana D; Costa, Filipe O; Lima, Gláucia; Costa, Maria Helena

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    We report on biomarker responses conducted as part of a multi-level assessment of the chronic toxicity of estuarine sediments to the amphipod Gammarus locusta. A companion article accounts for organism and population-level effects. Five moderately contaminated sediments from two Portuguese estuaries, Sado and Tagus, were assessed. Three of them were muddy and two were sandy sediments. The objective was to assess sediments that were not acutely toxic. Three of the sediments met this criterion, the other two were diluted (50% and 75%) with clean sediment until acute toxicity was absent. Following 28-d exposures, the amphipods were analysed for whole-body metal bioaccumulation, metallothionein induction (MT), DNA strand breakage (SB) and lipid peroxidation (LP). Two of the muddy sediments did not cause chronic toxicity. These findings were consistent with responses at organism and population levels that showed higher growth rates and improvement of reproductive traits for amphipods exposed to these two sediments. Two other sediments, one muddy and one sandy, exhibited pronounced chronic toxicity, affecting SB, MT induction (in muddy sediment), survival and reproduction. Potential toxicants involved in these effects were identified. The last sandy sediment exhibited some loss of DNA integrity, however growth was also enhanced. Present results, together with the organism/population-level data, and also benthic communities information, were analysed under a weight-of-evidence approach. By providing evidence of exposure (or lack of it) to contaminants in sediments, the biomarkers here applied assisted in distinguishing toxicants' impacts in test organisms from the confounding influence of other geochemical features of the sediments.

  16. Secretion of Antonospora (Paranosema) locustae proteins into infected cells suggests an active role of microsporidia in the control of host programs and metabolic processes.

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    Senderskiy, Igor V; Timofeev, Sergey A; Seliverstova, Elena V; Pavlova, Olga A; Dolgikh, Viacheslav V

    2014-01-01

    Molecular tools of the intracellular protozoan pathogens Apicomplexa and Kinetoplastida for manipulation of host cell machinery have been the focus of investigation for approximately two decades. Microsporidia, fungi-related microorganisms forming another large group of obligate intracellular parasites, are characterized by development in direct contact with host cytoplasm (the majority of species), strong minimization of cell machinery, and acquisition of unique transporters to exploit host metabolic system. All the aforementioned features are suggestive of the ability of microsporidia to modify host metabolic and regulatory pathways. Seven proteins of the microsporidium Antonospora (Paranosema) locustae with predicted signal peptides but without transmembrane domains were overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Western-blot analysis with antibodies against recombinant products showed secretion of parasite proteins from different functional categories into the infected host cell. Secretion of parasite hexokinase and α/β-hydrolase was confirmed by immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, this method showed specific accumulation of A. locustae hexokinase in host nuclei. Expression of hexokinase, trehalase, and two leucine-rich repeat proteins without any exogenous signal peptide led to their secretion in the yeast Pichia pastoris. In contrast, α/β-hydrolase was not found in the culture medium, though a significant amount of this enzyme accumulated in the yeast membrane fraction. These results suggest that microsporidia possess a broad set of enzymes and regulatory proteins secreted into infected cells to control host metabolic processes and molecular programs.

  17. Secretion of Antonospora (Paranosema locustae proteins into infected cells suggests an active role of microsporidia in the control of host programs and metabolic processes.

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    Igor V Senderskiy

    Full Text Available Molecular tools of the intracellular protozoan pathogens Apicomplexa and Kinetoplastida for manipulation of host cell machinery have been the focus of investigation for approximately two decades. Microsporidia, fungi-related microorganisms forming another large group of obligate intracellular parasites, are characterized by development in direct contact with host cytoplasm (the majority of species, strong minimization of cell machinery, and acquisition of unique transporters to exploit host metabolic system. All the aforementioned features are suggestive of the ability of microsporidia to modify host metabolic and regulatory pathways. Seven proteins of the microsporidium Antonospora (Paranosema locustae with predicted signal peptides but without transmembrane domains were overexpressed in Escherichia coli. Western-blot analysis with antibodies against recombinant products showed secretion of parasite proteins from different functional categories into the infected host cell. Secretion of parasite hexokinase and α/β-hydrolase was confirmed by immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, this method showed specific accumulation of A. locustae hexokinase in host nuclei. Expression of hexokinase, trehalase, and two leucine-rich repeat proteins without any exogenous signal peptide led to their secretion in the yeast Pichia pastoris. In contrast, α/β-hydrolase was not found in the culture medium, though a significant amount of this enzyme accumulated in the yeast membrane fraction. These results suggest that microsporidia possess a broad set of enzymes and regulatory proteins secreted into infected cells to control host metabolic processes and molecular programs.

  18. Optimal management of subfertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Berger JJ; Bates Jr GW

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    Joshua J Berger, G Wright Bates JrUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Birmingham, AL, USAAbstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide a stepwise approach to treating the infertility/subfertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Defining polycystic ovary syndrome in a patient requires first investigating other possible causes for polycystic ovary morphology, acne, hirsutism, obesity...

  19. Optimal management of subfertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Berger JJ; Bates Jr GW

    2014-01-01

    Joshua J Berger, G Wright Bates JrUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Birmingham, AL, USAAbstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide a stepwise approach to treating the infertility/subfertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Defining polycystic ovary syndrome in a patient requires first investigating other possible causes for polycystic ovary morphology, acne, hirsutism, obesity...

  20. Myxoid Leiomyosarcoma of Ovary-A Rare Case Report

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    V, Srinivasamurthy

    2014-01-01

    Primary pure myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the ovary is extremely rare, comprising of only 1% of the ovarian tumours. Patient presented with a mass in the right iliac fossa since three months. Radiological diagnosis of broad ligament fibroid was given. Right salphingo-oophorectomy with enucleation of ischial fossa and wedge biopsy of left ovary was carried out. Based on gross, microscopy and immunohistochemistry a diagnosis of primary myxoid leiomyosarcoma of ovary was made. We report a rare case of primary pure myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the ovary with metastasis to ischial fossa emphasising on reliable prognostic markers. Ovarian leiomyosarcomas are highly aggressive tumours with poor prognosis. PMID:25120990

  1. Surgical transposition of the ovaries: Imaging findings in 14 patients

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    Kier, R.; Chambers, S.K. (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA))

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    Pelvic radiation therapy for cervical or vaginal cancer often leads to ovarian failure. To remove the ovaries from the radiation portal and preserve their function, they can be transposed to the lateral abdomen. Serial imaging studies in 14 patients who had undergone ovarian transposition (five bilateral, nine unilateral) were reviewed. Images obtained included 32 CT scans, 20 sonograms, and one MR image. Most transposed ovaries were located along the paracolic gutters near the iliac crests, creating an extrinsic mass effect on adjacent bowel. Detection of surgical clips on the ovary on CT scans allowed confident recognition of all 19 transposed ovaries. Cysts in the transposed ovaries, noted on most imaging studies, did not correlate with complications of pain or hormonal dysfunction. In one case, a large physiologic cyst in a transposed ovary distorted the cecum and was mistaken for a mucocele of the appendix. In another case, a large ovarian cyst was thought to be tumor recurrence or a lymphocele. These findings indicate that although the transposed ovaries can be recognized on CT scans by the surgical clips attached to the ovaries, the appearance of the ovary does not predict reliably the development of complications.

  2. EL MODELO DE CONTROL DE GESTIÓN MIGRATORIA FRANCÉS: UNA EXTENSIÓN DEL SISTEMA PENAL

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    Natalia Debandi

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo se desprende de la tesis doctoral realizada sobre las políticas y prácticas de expulsión de migrantes en Francia. En primer lugar, se propone la expulsión de extranjeros como un dispositivo de seguridad2 que se concentrará especialmente en una parte de la población, los migrantes, catalogados como necesarios o excedente en función de los lineamientos que impone el mercado. Este dispositivo post-disciplinario se puede concebir como parte del sistema penal, conjugando con éste mecanismos y modalidades de intervención al mismo tiempo que se deslinda del peso burocrático y simbólico que éste ha adquirido. Esto se comprueba por ejemplo con la trasferencia del “publico” de un mecanismo al otro, es decir desde la prisión hacia los centros, a partir de la instauración del dispositivo de expulsión, pero también por medio de las prácticas y los innumerables puntos de contacto. Se señala asimismo el caso francés como un modelo de gestión migratoria que presenta características propias y distintivas de otras formas de gestión.

  3. Disponibilidad de alimento para aves playeras (tigüises migratorias en la bahía de Bluefields

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    Sayda Agui ar Arroyo

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available En la red de humedales que rodea la bahía de Bluefields indagamos y analizamos la disponibilidad de invertebrados bentónicos susceptibles de ser parte de la dieta de aves playeras (Charadriidae. Por medio de búsqueda intensiva en tres microhabitats de la bahía investigamos la fauna invertebrada béntica en general está conformada por 4 phylum, 6 clases, 14 órdenes, 35 familias y 36 géneros más 2 no identificados. La densidad poblacional de estos organismos reflejan variaciones: E Bluff registra 14,814.72 ind/m en febrero, I I ,342.52 ind/m2 en marzo y 31,828.8 ind/m' en abril. La Isla El Venado es el microhabitat que reporta las densidades de población más alta. La Barra de Hone Sound tiene las densidades de invertebrados más bajas. Los tres microhabitats estudiados muestran diferencias en la disponibilidad de alimento para las aves playeras migratorias, probablemente se deba a las particularidades en las características ecológicas de cada sitio.

  4. Sexualidades migrantes. La experiencia migratoria de los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos en España.

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    Jair Eduardo Restrepo Pineda

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es parte de la primera aproximación al trabajo de campo de la tesis doctoral: Sexualidades migrantes la experiencia migratoria de los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos en España, cuya finalidad es conocer cómo los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos construyen su sexualidad en función de los valores, las creencias, las representaciones sociales y la cultura de su país de origen y cómo cambian estos en cuanto a significados, representaciones y comportamientos al llegar a un nuevo contexto social en España, se pretende indagar además si esta interrelación conduce o no a asumir conductas de alto riesgo que afecten su salud, ya que estos comportamientos están influenciados de manera directa por las situaciones y contextos en los cuales las personas tienen sexo, así como por las culturas sexuales que informan lo que cualquier conducta significa dentro de dichas situaciones.  

  5. Sexualidades migrantes: La experiencia migratoria de los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos en España

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    Jair Eduardo Restrepo Pineda

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es parte de la primera aproximación al trabajo de campo de la tesis doctoral: “Sexualidades migrantes la experiencia migratoria de los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos en España”, cuya finalidad es conocer cómo los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales colombianos construyen su sexualidad en función de los valores, las creencias, las representaciones sociales y la cultura de su país de origen y cómo cambian estos en cuanto a significados, representaciones y comportamientos al llegar a un nuevo contexto social en España. Se pretende indagar además si esta interrelación conduce o no a asumir conductas de alto riesgo que afecten su salud, ya que estos comportamientos están influenciados de manera directa por las situaciones y contextos en los cuales las personas tienen sexo, así como por las culturas sexuales que informan lo que cualquier conducta significa dentro de dichas situaciones.

  6. [Blood pressure and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)].

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    Kiałka, Marta; Milewicz, Tomasz; Klocek, Marek

    2015-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder occurring in women of childbearing age. The literature describes the relationship between PCOS and high blood pressure levels and increased risk of arterial hypertension development, which is an important and strong risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events in the future. Among the main causes of hypertension in PCOS women insulin resistance, hyperandrogenism, greater sympathetic nerve activity and concomitance of obesity are stressed. Because PCOS may contribute to earlier development of hypertension, as well as pre-hypertension, therefore it is advisable to monitor blood pressure systematically, to control known risk factors, and to initiate the treatment of hypertension when the disease occur.

  7. Diagnosis of adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Hardy, Tristan S E; Norman, Robert J

    2013-08-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting women of reproductive age and is increasingly recognized as a disorder manifesting in the peripubertal and adolescent period. Diagnosis in the adolescent is difficult due to the high background rate of menstrual irregularity, the high prevalence of polycystic ovarian morphology and hyperandrogenic features in this population. Recent guidelines suggest that menstrual irregularity for over two years, reduced reliance on ultrasound diagnosis of polycystic ovarian morphology, and accurate assessment of hyperandrogenic and metabolic features are suitable strategies for the diagnosis of PCOS in the adolescent. Accurate diagnosis is important given the long-term implications of the disorder, with increasing emphasis on metabolic sequelae.

  8. Psychiatric disorders related to polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Krępuła, Katarzyna; Bidzińska-Speichert, Bożena; Lenarcik, Agnieszka; Tworowska-Bardzińska, Urszula

    2012-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. The psychiatric disorders accompanying the clinical symptoms and hormonal abnormalities are important, but underestimated, aspects in PCOS. Obesity, hirsutism, acne, menstrual disturbances and infertility play important roles in lowering the quality of life in women with PCOS. Depression and anxiety are more often observed in patients with PCOS than in healthy women. Some authors consider that there is a relationship between valproic acid treatment of bipolar disease and PCOS. There have been reports that in women with PCOS anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other unspecified eating disorders are found more often than in the general population.

  9. The inositols and polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Bharti Kalra

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This review describes the rationale, biochemical, and clinical data related to the use of inositols in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS. It covers studies related to the mechanism of action of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol (MDI, with randomized controlled trials conducted in women with PCOS, and utilizes these data to suggest pragmatic indications and methods for using MDI combination in PCOS. Rationally crafted inositol combinations have a potential role to play in maintaining metabolic, endocrine, and reproductive health in women with PCOS.

  10. Adipocyte biology in polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Barber, T M; Franks, S

    2013-07-05

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinopathy that is associated with an adverse metabolic profile including insulin resistance. There is a clear association between obesity, the development of PCOS and the severity of its phenotypic, biochemical and metabolic features. Evidence to support this link includes data from epidemiological, pathophysiological and genetic studies. Given the importance of obesity in the development and manifestation of PCOS, ongoing research into the many facets of adipocyte biology in women with the condition is important and should continue to be a priority. In this review article, we discuss the existing literature on fat distribution, adipokines, adipocyte hypertrophy and adipocyte steroid metabolism in women with PCOS.

  11. Accumulation of nanocarriers in the ovary

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    Schädlich, Andreas; Hoffmann, Stefan; Mueller, Thomas;

    2012-01-01

    Several nanocarrier systems are frequently used in modern pharmaceutical therapies. Within this study a potential toxicity risk of all nanoscaled drug delivery systems was found. An accumulation of several structurally different nanocarriers but not of soluble polymers was detected in rodent...... vivo multispectral fluorescence imaging and confocal laser scanning microscopy. The findings of this study emphasise the role of early and comprehensive in vivo studies in pharmaceutical research. Nanocarrier accumulation in the ovaries may also comprise an important toxicity issue in humans...... but the results might as well open a new field of targeted ovarian therapies....

  12. The inositols and polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Kalra, Bharti; Kalra, Sanjay; Sharma, J. B.

    2016-01-01

    This review describes the rationale, biochemical, and clinical data related to the use of inositols in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It covers studies related to the mechanism of action of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol (MDI), with randomized controlled trials conducted in women with PCOS, and utilizes these data to suggest pragmatic indications and methods for using MDI combination in PCOS. Rationally crafted inositol combinations have a potential role to play in maintaining metabolic, endocrine, and reproductive health in women with PCOS. PMID:27730087

  13. Immunohistochemical evaluation of proliferation, apoptosis and steroidogenic enzymes in the ovary of rats with polycystic ovary

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    Leonardo Augusto Lombardi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of proliferative, apoptotic and steroidogenic enzyme markers in the ovaries of rats with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS. Methods: twenty rats were divided into two groups: GCtrl - estrous phase, and PCOS - with polycystic ovaries. The GCtrl animals were subjected to a lighting period from 7 am to 7 pm, while the animals with PCOS group remained with continuous lighting for 60 days. Subsequently, the animals were anesthetized, the ovaries were removed and fixed in 10% formaldehyde, prior to paraffin embedding. Sections were stained using H.E. or subjected to immunohistochemical methods for the detection of Ki-67, cleaved caspase-3, CYP11A1, CYP17A1 and CYP19A1. The results were analyzed using Student's t-test (p < 0,05. Results: morphological results showed evidence of interstitial cells originating from the inner theca cells of degenerating ovarian cysts in PCOS. Immunoexpression of Ki-67 was higher in the granulosa cells in GCtrl, and the theca interna cells in PCOS, while cleaved caspase-3 was higher in granulosa cells of ovarian cysts from PCOS and in the theca interna cells of GCtrl. Immunoreactivity of CYP11A1 in the theca interna, granulosa and interstitial cells was similar between the two groups, while CYP17A1 and CYP19A1 were higher in the granulosa and interstitial cells in the PCOS group. Conclusion: the results indicate that the interstitial cells are derived from the theca interna and that enzymatic changes occur in the theca interna and interstitial cells in ovaries of rats with PCOS, responsible for the high levels of androgens and estradiol.

  14. Cardiometabolic abnormalities in the polycystic ovary syndrome : Pharmacotherapeutic insights

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    Westerveld, H. E.; Hoogendoorn, M.; de Jong, A. W. F.; Goverde, A. J.; Fauser, B. C. J. M.; Dallinga-Thie, G. M.

    2008-01-01

    The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of all premenopausal women. It is diagnosed by a combination of oligo-amenorrhea and hyperandrogenism (NIH criteria) or by the presence of two out of three of: oligo-amenorrhea, hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries on ultrasound (Rotterdam criteria)

  15. Risk of cancer among women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Gottschau, Mathilde; Kjaer, Susanne Krüger; Jensen, Allan

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and cancer, especially of the endometrium, breast and ovary. METHODS: The Danish National Patient Register was used to identify 12,070 in- and outpatients in whom PCOS was diagnosed when they were aged 9-49 years during...

  16. Bone morphogenetic proteins and the polycystic ovary syndrome

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    E.L.A.F. van Houten (Leonie); J.S.E. Laven (Joop); Y.V. Louwers (Yvonne); A. McLuskey; A.P.N. Themmen (Axel); J.A. Visser (Jenny)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractBackground: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is defined by two out of the following three criteria being met: oligo- or anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Affected women are often obese and insulin resistant. Although the etiology is still unknown, members of the Tran

  17. Adipose expression of adipocytokines in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Fog Svendsen, Pernille; Christiansen, Michael; Hedley, Paula Louise;

    2012-01-01

    To investigate the role of adipocytokines in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by analyzing the messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and plasma levels of adipocytokines.......To investigate the role of adipocytokines in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by analyzing the messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and plasma levels of adipocytokines....

  18. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    O. Valkenburg (Olivier)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced

  19. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    O. Valkenburg (Olivier)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced imaging techni

  20. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced imaging techni

  1. Polycystic ovary syndrome: clinical and laboratory evaluation

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinically, and with laboratory, tests, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCO. PATIENTS: One hundred and twelve women with PCO were studied. METHODS: The following data was recorded: Current age; age at menarche; menstrual irregularity, occurrence of similar cases in the family; fertility, obstetric history; body mass index (BMI; and presence of hirsutism. Serum measurements of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH, luteinizing hormone (LH, prolactin, free testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate were taken. RESULTS: All patients presented either oligomenorrhea (31 percent, periods of secondary amenorrhea (9 percent, or both alterations (60 percent. The majority of the patients were infertile (75.6 percent. The LH/FSH ratio was higher than 2:1 in 55 percent of the patients and higher than 3:1 in 26.2 percent. The ultrasonographic aspect of the ovaries was considered to be normal in 31 percent. CONCLUSION: The main clinical feature of the PCO is the irregularity of menses since menarche, and that the laboratory tests would be important to exclude other disorders such as hyperprolactinemia or hyperandrogenemia caused by late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

  2. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone in the ovary.

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    Metallinou, Chryssa; Asimakopoulos, Byron; Schröer, Andreas; Nikolettos, Nikos

    2007-12-01

    Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) plays a pivotal role in the physiology of reproduction in mammals. GnRH acts by binding to the GnRH receptor (GnRHR). In humans, only 1 conventional GnRH receptor subtype (type I GnRH receptor) has been found. In the human genome, 2 forms of GnRH have been identified, GnRH-I (mammal GnRH) and GnRH-II (chicken GnRH II). Both forms and their common receptor are expressed, apart from the hypothalamus, in various compartments of the human ovary. Gonadal steroids, gonadotropins, and GnRH itself controls the regulation of the GnRH/GnRHR system gene expression in the human ovary. The 2 types of GnRH acting paracrinally/autocrinally influence ovarian steroidogenesis, decrease the proliferation, and induce apoptosis of ovarian cells. In this review, the biology of GnRH/GnRHR system in humans, the potential roles of GnRH, and the direct effects of GnRH analogues in ovarian cells are discussed.

  3. Tablas de Contingencia y Modelos de Regresión Logística aplicados a cuatro rutas migratorias a partir del medio rural en Cuba

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    Cristina López-Calleja Hiort-Lorenzen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las migraciones internas se han convertido en un problema de fundamental importancia. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las migraciones internas desde el medio rural, en Cuba; identificar las características de los migrantes, en relación con los no migrantes. Se utilizan modelos de regresión logística para los cuatro movimientos migratorios: Rural-Rural-Rural, Rural-Rural-Urbano, Rural-Urbano-Rural y Rural-Urbano- Urbano, con sus pruebas de bondad de ajuste y diagnósticos. A partir de la Encuesta de Migraciones Internas (ENMI se construyen tablas cruzadas que caracterizan a los migrantes,. En el análisis, se interpretan las conocidas razones de disparidad para cada ruta migratoria. Los modelos construidos se ajustan a los datos. Para las rutas analizadas la migración resultó selectiva atendiendo a diferentes atributos sociodemográficos; el color de la piel no resultó importante. En algunos casos existen efectos confusores, por tanto son las razones de disparidad de la regresión logística las válidas. El sexo no influye para la ruta migratoria RRR. Cuando el destino del migrante contiene una zona urbana, el sexo influye. El movimiento migratorio se realiza en familia, para todas las rutas migratorias migran más los jóvenes; en la ruta RUR migran más las con vínculo laboral, y en la ruta RUU las más calificadas.

  4. Tablas de Contingencia y Modelos de Regresión Logística aplicados a cuatro rutas migratorias a partir del medio rural en Cuba

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    Cristina López-Calleja Hiort-Lorenzen

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Las migraciones internas se han convertido en un problema de fundamental importancia. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las migraciones internas desde el medio rural, en Cuba; identificar las características de los migrantes, en relación con los no migrantes. Se utilizan modelos de regresión logística para los cuatro movimientos migratorios: Rural-Rural-Rural, Rural-Rural-Urbano, Rural-Urbano-Rural y Rural-Urbano-Urbano, con sus pruebas de bondad de ajuste y diagnósticos. A partir de la Encuesta de Migraciones Internas (ENMI se construyen tablas cruzadas que caracterizan a los migrantes,. En el análisis, se interpretan las conocidas razones de disparidad para cada ruta migratoria. Los modelos construidos se ajustan a los datos. Para las rutas analizadas la migración resultó selectiva atendiendo a diferentes atributos sociodemográficos; el color de la piel no resultó importante. En algunos casos existen efectos confusores, por tanto son las razones de disparidad de la regresión logística las válidas. El sexo no influye para la ruta migratoria RRR. Cuando el destino del migrante contiene una zona urbana, el sexo influye. El movimiento migratorio se realiza en familia, para todas las rutas migratorias migran más los jóvenes; en la ruta RUR migran más las con vínculo laboral, y en la ruta RUU las más calificadas.

  5. A Comprehensive Transcriptomic Analysis of Infant and Adult Mouse Ovary

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    Linlin Pan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Ovary development is a complex process involving numerous genes. A well-developed ovary is essential for females to keep fertility and reproduce offspring. In order to gain a better insight into the molecular mechanisms related to the process of mammalian ovary development, we performed a comparative transcriptomic analysis on ovaries isolated from infant and adult mice by using next-generation sequencing technology (SOLiD. We identified 15,454 and 16,646 transcriptionally active genes at the infant and adult stage, respectively. Among these genes, we also identified 7021 differentially expressed genes. Our analysis suggests that, in general, the adult ovary has a higher level of transcriptomic activity. However, it appears that genes related to primordial follicle development, such as those encoding Figla and Nobox, are more active in the infant ovary, whereas expression of genes vital for follicle development, such as Gdf9, Bmp4 and Bmp15, is upregulated in the adult. These data suggest a dynamic shift in gene expression during ovary development and it is apparent that these changes function to facilitate follicle maturation, when additional functional gene studies are considered. Furthermore, our investigation has also revealed several important functional pathways, such as apoptosis, MAPK and steroid biosynthesis, that appear to be much more active in the adult ovary compared to those of the infant. These findings will provide a solid foundation for future studies on ovary development in mice and other mammals and help to expand our understanding of the complex molecular and cellular events that occur during postnatal ovary development.

  6. La tradición migratoria como factor explicativo del uso de remesas en la financiación de negocios en Guanajuato

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    En este artículo se analiza el uso de las remesas por parte de las familias receptoras en México. Los resultados muestran la existencia de diferencias regionales, en el sentido de que la tradición migratoria de una región contribuye a que una mayor proporción de remesas se destine a inversión en negocios. Dos hechos favorecen esta relación: la mayor edad de emigrantes y jefes de hogares receptores (que, por tanto, se encuentran en una fase más avanzada del ciclo vital del ahorro), y el mayor ...

  7. Imágenes de la migración. La fotografía en una experiencia migratoria México – Chicago

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    A partir de la pregunta principal de investigación: ¿qué funciones sociales cumple la fotografía en las migraciones humanas internacionales, particularmente en la experiencia migratoria de pobladores de Tonatico, Estado de México, a Chicago, Illinois?, la tesis: (a) transcurre desde la indagación en los antecedentes de la fotografía de la migración entre México y Estados Unidos; (b) se apoya en obras de John Berger y Jean Mohr (Un séptimo hombre, y, Otra manera de contar), de Pierre Bourdieu ...

  8. [Cystic formations of ovaries in women: clinical and morphological features

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    Sorokina I.V.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background. Cystic formations of ovaries are an urgent problem of medicine due to the high incidence of these diseases in women, the difficulties of differential diagnosis and a high percentage of diagnostic and tactical mistakes leading to disruption of reproductive function. Objective: to identify the clinical and morphological features of cystic formations of ovaries in women of Kharkiv region on the basis of the analysis of archival material. Methods. The material of this study was archival materials of pathological anatomy department of The Municipal Health Care Institution «Regional Clinical Hospital – The Center of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine» during 2013 y. 354 cases of histological examination of surgical material – deleted fragments of ovaries due to cystic formations or ovaries in complex with uterus and fallopian tubes due to leiomyoma of uterus – were analyzed. The slides, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, were studied on the microscope «Olympus BX-41». Digital data were processed using statistical methods of investigation. Results. 1. It was established that in women of Kharkiv region among all cystic formations of ovaries tumor-like processes (in order of frequency of occurrence – yellow bodies cysts, follicular cysts, simple cysts, endometrial cysts occur 5.5 times more frequently in comparison with tumor processes (in order of frequency of occurrence – dermoid cysts, cystadenomas, cystadenocarcinoma. 2. Tumor and tumor-like cystic formations of ovaries occur 4.6 times more frequently in right ovary in comparison with the left. 3. Tumor and tumor-like cystic formations of ovaries were characterized by a certain age. Tumor-like cystic formations of ovaries were typical for younger women (average age of women – 31.03±0.49 year and tumor cystic formations – for older women (average age of women – 37.70±1.53 years. Among all tumor-like cystic formations of ovaries yellow bodies cysts were typical

  9. Marked hyperandrogenemia and acne associated with polycystic ovaries in Greek women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Skampardonis, N; Kouskoukis, A; Karpouzis, A; Maroulis, G

    2011-01-01

    PCOS represents the commonest endocrinopathy among women of reproductive age. We conducted this study to evaluate the association between polycystic ovaries and clinical and biochemical features of the syndrome. TVS was performed in 74 women with the clinical diagnosis of PCOS. The findings were compared to biochemical, hormonal and clinical features of the syndrome. Statistical analysis revealed a significantly higher prevalence of acne, LH/FSH ratios and testosterone levels in women with PCO compared to those with normal ovarian morphology. In the subgroup analysis, total ovarian volume correlated significantly with hirsutism scores. Our study revealed a great prevalence of polycystic ovaries in Greek women with PCOS, and emphasizes the significance of transvaginal ultrasound in establishment of the diagnosis of the syndrome. The presence of PCO may not be clinically important when present alone without clinical manifestations but reflects the underlying hyperandrogenemia in PCOS women, representing a useful tool in the management of these patients.

  10. Computer-generated ovaries to assist follicle counting experiments.

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    Angelos Skodras

    Full Text Available Precise estimation of the number of follicles in ovaries is of key importance in the field of reproductive biology, both from a developmental point of view, where follicle numbers are determined at specific time points, as well as from a therapeutic perspective, determining the adverse effects of environmental toxins and cancer chemotherapeutics on the reproductive system. The two main factors affecting follicle number estimates are the sampling method and the variation in follicle numbers within animals of the same strain, due to biological variability. This study aims at assessing the effect of these two factors, when estimating ovarian follicle numbers of neonatal mice. We developed computer algorithms, which generate models of neonatal mouse ovaries (simulated ovaries, with characteristics derived from experimental measurements already available in the published literature. The simulated ovaries are used to reproduce in-silico counting experiments based on unbiased stereological techniques; the proposed approach provides the necessary number of ovaries and sampling frequency to be used in the experiments given a specific biological variability and a desirable degree of accuracy. The simulated ovary is a novel, versatile tool which can be used in the planning phase of experiments to estimate the expected number of animals and workload, ensuring appropriate statistical power of the resulting measurements. Moreover, the idea of the simulated ovary can be applied to other organs made up of large numbers of individual functional units.

  11. Successful cryopreservation of buffalo ovaries using in situ oocyte cryopreservation

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    Saber Mohammed Abd-Allah

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available To improve the efficiency and efficacy of cryopreservation of ovaries, we developed a new method termed in situ oocyte (ISO cryopreservation. ISO cryopreservation is a multistep procedure that involves aspiration of follicular fluid and then perfusion of antral follicles and diffusion of whole buffalo ovaries with cryoprotectant agent (CPA, rapid cooling, storage, thawing and, finally, dilution and removal of the CPA with return to physiological environment. Our study compared ISO cryo ovaries with cryo-diffused ovaries. We systematically examined the effects of ISO cryo and diffuse cryo on ovaries by morphological examination and with viability tests. The percentages of morphologically normal and viable follicular oocytes from ISO cryo were significantly higher than those that resulted from the cryo-diffused method (p<0.01. The quality of follicular oocytes from ISO cryo ovaries appeared better than that achieved from cryo-diffused ovaries. In conclusion, this study shows that ISO cryo is highly efficient for cryopreservation of oocytes and ovarian tissue.

  12. Psychological aspects of the polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Farkas, Judit; Rigó, Adrien; Demetrovics, Zsolt

    2014-02-01

    An overwhelming majority of scientific literature on the polycystic ovary syndrome has utilized a medical approach to analyse the disorder and only few studies have investigated its predisposing psychological factors. This literature review sheds light on the fact that this gynaecological disorder of endocrine origin, which is becoming more frequent, can be associated with a great number of psychological symptoms (e.g. depression, anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, eating and sexual disorders, and low life satisfaction). Thus, the syndrome is significant from a therapeutic point of view as well. Authors review the psychological correlates of specific symptoms, their relationships with other psychological syndromes and analyse the psychosocial background of the disorder as well as the possibilities of psychotherapy.

  13. Endogenous thrombin potential in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Aziz, Mubeena; Sidelmann, Johannes Jakobsen; Wissing, Marie Louise Muff;

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    : Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP). RESULTS: PCOS women with phenotype BMI > 25 + IR have increased potential of thrombin generation. ETP is associated with total body fat mass, IR, and CRP. CONCLUSIONS: Obese and insulin resistant women with PCOS have elevated level of ETP corresponding to increased risk......OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate plasma endogenous thrombin generation in four different phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) defined by Body Mass Index (BMI) and insulin resistance (IR). PCOS is diagnosed according to the Rotterdam criteria. DESIGN: Multicenter...... cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two major University Hospitals in the Capital region of Denmark. PATIENTS: Hundred forty-eight European women with PCOS were consecutively recruited during April 2010-February 2012. Clinical examination, blood sampling, and DEXA scan were performed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES...

  14. [Tumors of the ovaries in zebus].

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    Izquierdo, N; Zhelev, V; Angelov, A K

    1983-01-01

    In a total of 112 slaughtered sterile cows of the Zebu cattle, originating from the Camaguey region, Cuba, 25 tumors were found in 22 animals (in three of the cows the tumors were bilateral). Histologically, the tumors were differentiated as follows: 1 papillary adenoma, 6 papillary cystadenomas, 1 adenocarcinoma, 1 papillary adenocarcinoma, 8 granulosocellular tumors, 1 thecoma, 2 luteomas, 4 hemangiomas, and 1 angiocarcinoma. In two of the cases, beside tumors there were in the ovaries parovarian cysts. The differentiation of the tumors were made on the basis of the international histologic classification of tumors of the World Health Organization. Most frequently, the tumors turned out to be granulosocellular ones as well as papillary cystadenomas and hemangiomas.

  15. Treating polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility.

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    McFarland, Cameron

    2012-01-01

    Between 4% and 18% of women worldwide are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and have the hormonal imbalances that lead to the cascade of symptoms, including weight gain and obesity. One of the first suggested treatments for infertility associated with PCOS is weight reduction, which has been shown to increase the chance of spontaneous ovulation and menstruation. Pharmacologic treatment usually includes metformin alone or in conjunction with clomiphene; both have been shown to increase conception rates and decrease risk of preeclampsia once pregnancy is achieved. Limited research has been published about the efficacy of oral contraceptives in producing conception. If pregnancy still eludes women with PCOS after initial pharmacologic treatments, gonadotropin therapy by itself or in conjunction with assisted reproductive therapy is considered. These treatments come with higher expense, and increased risk, and require extensive counseling prior to implementation. Additional research is needed to better understand what risks exist for pregnant women with PCOS and for their newborns.

  16. Basic infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Brassard, Maryse; AinMelk, Youssef; Baillargeon, Jean-Patrice

    2008-09-01

    Infertility in women has many possible causes and must be approached systematically. The most common cause of medically treatable infertility is the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This syndrome is common in young women and is the cause of anovulatory infertility in 70% of cases. It is therefore an important condition to screen and manage in primary care medical settings. In the past 10 years, insulin sensitization with weight loss or metformin has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for PCOS infertility that eliminates the risk of multiple pregnancy and may reduce the risk of early pregnancy loss as compared with ovulation-inductor drugs. The authors believe metformin should be considered as first-line therapy because it has the advantage to allow for normal single ovulation, for reduced early pregnancy loss, and, most importantly, lifestyle modifications and weight loss before pregnancy. Losing weight not only improves fertility but also reduces adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with obesity.

  17. Coexistence of asthma and polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Zierau, Louise; Gade, Elisabeth Juul; Lindenberg, Svend;

    2016-01-01

    Asthma may be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and possibly patients with PCOS have a more severe type of asthma. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to summarize evidence of a coexistense of PCOS and asthma using the available literature. The search was completed...... on 01.01.2016. English language articles were retrieved using the search terms 'Asthma' AND 'PCOS', 'Asthma' AND 'systemic inflammation', 'Asthma' AND 'metabolic syndrome', 'asthma' AND 'gynaecology', 'PCOS' AND 'systemic inflammation', 'PCOS' AND 'metabolic syndrome', 'PCOS' AND 'allergy'. Five papers...... meeting prespecified search criteria were found of which two were registry studies of relevance. The current literature supports a coexistense of PCOS and asthma and gives us an indication of the causes for the possible link between PCOS and asthma. Further research in the area must be conducted...

  18. MMATURE TERATOMA OF OVARY- A CASE REPORT

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    Devarmani

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Immature teratoma is the currently preferred term f or the malignant ovarian teratoma composed of a mixture of embryonal and adult tissues derived from all three germ layers, regardless of its gross appear ance. AIM: to distinct mature and immature teratoma when dealing with ovarian germ cell tumors . CASE SUMMARY: a 30 year female presented with intra abdominal mass and ascitis. Gro ssly, variable size nodule and cystic areas are seen. Microscopically, carcinoid like lesion, th yroid tissue immature neural tissue and glandular tissue noted. Diagnosis of immature terat oma grade 3 was made. DISCUSSION: immature teratoma of ovary accounts for 10-20% of a ll ovarian tumors and is considered second most common germ cell tumor following mature teratoma. It is usually seen in children and adolescents. CONCLUSION: A thorough search for immature elements in a terat oma is necessary for proper grading, management and assessin g prognosis of cases with immature teratoma.

  19. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Obesity, and Pregnancy.

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    Joham, Anju E; Palomba, Stefano; Hart, Roger

    2016-03-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting up to one in five reproductive-aged women. It is underpinned by insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism and is associated with metabolic, reproductive, and psychological features. Women with PCOS have higher rates of obesity and central adiposity compared with women without PCOS, and weight strongly influences prevalence and clinical severity of PCOS. Women with PCOS may have subfertility and women should be aware of factors affecting fertility, in particular the impact of obesity and age. Once pregnant, women with PCOS have significantly increased risk of pregnancy-related complications including gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders, premature delivery, and delivery by cesarean section. The offspring of women with PCOS may have increased risk of congenital abnormalities and hospitalization in childhood. Clinicians should be aware of the increased risk and screen, prevent, and manage accordingly. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  20. Polycystic ovary syndrome: a dermatologic approach.

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    Moura, Heloisa Helena Gonçalves de; Costa, Dailana Louvain Marinho; Bagatin, Ediléia; Sodré, Celso Tavares; Manela-Azulay, Mônica

    2011-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (POS) is one of the most common endocrine abnormalities affecting women of reproductive age. It is a cause of significant social embarrassment and emotional distress. The pathogenesis of the disease is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be a complex multigenic disorder, including abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, steroidogenesis, and insulin resistance. The main diagnostic findings of the syndrome are: hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation and polycystic ovarian morphology seen on ultrasound. Hyperandrogenism is generally manifested as hirsutism, acne, seborrhea, androgenic alopecia and, in severe cases, signs of virilization. Treatment may improve the clinical manifestations of excess androgen production, normalize menses and ameliorate metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular complications. This article reviews the diagnosis, clinical manifestations, metabolic complications, and treatment of the syndrome. Early diagnosis and the consequent early treatment may prevent metabolic complications and emotional distress that negatively impact the patients' quality of life.

  1. Hirsutism and acne in polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Archer, Johanna S; Chang, R Jeffrey

    2004-10-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality affecting reproductive age women. Population-based studies estimate a prevalence of 5-10% [Obstet Gynecol 101 (2003) 995; Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 41 (2001) 202]. The clinical characteristics of PCOS include hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, insulin resistance and infertility. Hyperandrogenism is generally manifested as hirsutism and acne. Both these clinical symptoms are treated with similar drug therapies, including oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), topical medications or antiandrogens such as spironolactone, flutamide and finasteride, as well as topical medications. Recent studies have shown that lower doses of these medications are as efficacious as high doses and have the advantage of decreased cost and an improved side-effect profile. Although hirsutism and acne can be considered cosmetic in nature, they cause significant social embarrassment and emotional distress. Physicians should be sensitive to these issues and approach patients in a caring and sympathetic manner.

  2. New adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome perspectives.

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    Alemzadeh, R; Kansra, A R

    2011-02-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common but heterogeneous disorder that usually arises during puberty. This endocrine disorder is associated with chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenemia with clinical manifestation of oligomenorrhea, hirsutism and acne. While the underlying etiology of PCOS remains unknown, it is commonly associated with obesity and insulin resistance leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus in hyperandrogenemic phenotypes. Menstrual irregularities and insulin resistance in obese adolescents are usually indistinguishable from the clinical manifestations of PCOS and pose a diagnostic dilemma due to higher circulating androgens during puberty. Consequently, a universal consensus on the definition of hyperandrogenemia in adolescents has been elusive. Nevertheless, hyperandrogenemia, independent of obesity, in postmenarchal adolescents is associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic syndrome. Therefore, treatment strategies including lifestyle changes and/or use of insulin-sensitizers, hormone replacement and antiandrogens should be utilized in order to delay long-term cardiovascular and metabolic complications of this endocrinopathy.

  3. Transcriptome analysis of the Capra hircus ovary.

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    Zhong Quan Zhao

    Full Text Available Capra hircus is an important economic livestock animal, and therefore, it is necessary to discover transcriptome information about their reproductive performance. In this study, we performed de novo transcriptome sequencing to produce the first transcriptome dataset for the goat ovary using high-throughput sequencing technologies. The result will contribute to research on goat reproductive performance.RNA-seq analysis generated more than 38.8 million clean paired end (PE reads, which were assembled into 80,069 unigenes (mean size = 619 bp. Based on sequence similarity searches, 64,824 (60.6% genes were identified, among which 29,444 and 11,271 unigenes were assigned to Gene Ontology (GO categories and Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COG, respectively. Searches in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway database (KEGG showed that 27,766 (63.4% unigenes were mapped to 258 KEGG pathways. Furthermore, we investigated the transcriptome differences of goat ovaries at two different ages using a tag-based digital gene expression system. We obtained a sequencing depth of over 5.6 million and 5.8 million tags for the two ages and identified a large number of genes associated with reproductive hormones, ovulatory cycle and follicle. Moreover, many antisense transcripts and novel transcripts were found; clusters with similar differential expression patterns, enriched GO terms and metabolic pathways were revealed for the first time with regard to the differentially expressed genes.The transcriptome provides invaluable new data for a functional genomic resource and future biological research in Capra hircus, and it is essential for the in-depth study of candidate genes in breeding programs.

  4. Treatment options for polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Ahmed Badawy

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Ahmed Badawy1 Abubaker Elnashar21Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Benha University, Benha, EgyptAbstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women. The clinical manifestation of PCOS varies from a mild menstrual disorder to severe disturbance of reproductive and metabolic functions. Management of women with PCOS depends on the symptoms. These could be ovulatory dysfunction-related infertility, menstrual disorders, or androgen-related symptoms. Weight loss improves the endocrine profile and increases the likelihood of ovulation and pregnancy. Normalization of menstrual cycles and ovulation could occur with modest weight loss as little as 5% of the initial weight. The treatment of obesity includes modifications in lifestyle (diet and exercise and medical and surgical treatment. In PCOS, anovulation relates to low follicle-stimulating hormone concentrations and the arrest of antral follicle growth in the final stages of maturation. This can be treated with medications such as clomiphene citrate, tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors, metformin, glucocorticoids, or gonadotropins or surgically by laparoscopic ovarian drilling. In vitro fertilization will remain the last option to achieve pregnancy when others fail. Chronic anovulation over a long period of time is also associated with an increased risk of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma, which should be seriously investigated and treated. There are androgenic symptoms that will vary from patient to patient, such as hirsutism, acne, and/or alopecia. These are troublesome presentations to the patients and require adequate treatment. Alternative medicine has been emerging as one of the commonly practiced medicines for different health problems, including PCOS. This review underlines the contribution to the treatment of different symptoms.Keywords: treatment, polycystic ovary

  5. Proposal on the diagnosis and classification of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Yu Jin

    2007-01-01

    In order to improve the treatment outcome and facilitate the clinical practice, a diagnostic classification of heterogeneous disease-polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is proposed.PCOS is classified into 2 main types (Ⅰ ,Ⅱ ) and 4 subtypes ( Ⅰ a,Ⅰb,Ⅱa, Ⅱb) : PCOS Ⅰ refers to eases with hyperandrogenemia derived from the ovary ( Ⅰa) or from both the ovary and the adrenal cortex ( Ⅰ b).PCOS Ⅱ refers to cases with both hyperandrogenemia and hyperinsulinemia, while Ⅱb being severer than Ⅱ a, like hyperthecosis.Better efficacy of integrative medicine treatment on this classification is mentioned.

  6. A guide to understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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    Duncan, W Colin

    2014-07-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Some 20% of women will have polycystic ovaries on an ultrasound scan and around 7% of women have the additional clinical or biochemical features of PCOS. As a complex multisystem disorder its background can be confusing to understand. They key feature, however, is an increased production of androgen by the ovaries. This review uses ovarian biology to describe a strategy to aid understanding and explanation of PCOS. This framework can be also be used to teach about PCOS and to inform different approaches to its management.

  7. Dangerous triplet: Polycystic ovary syndrome, oral contraceptives and Kounis syndrome

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    Nurdan; Erol; Aysu; Turkmen; Karaagac; Nicholas; G; Kounis

    2014-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by ovulatory dysfunction, androgen excess and polycystic ovaries and is associated with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular events. Oral contraceptives constitute first-line treatment, particularly when symptomatic hyperandrogenism is present. However, these drugs are associated with cardiovascular events and hypersensitivity reactions that pose problem in differential diagnosis and therapy. We present a 14 year-old female with polycystic ovary syndrome taking oral contraceptive and suffering from recurrent coronary ischemic attacks with increased eosinophils, and troponin levels suggesting Kounis syndrome.

  8. Polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]: comprehensive management in primary care.

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    Samraj, George P N; Kuritzky, Louis

    2002-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common premenopausal endocrino-metabolic disorder. In addition to hyperandrogenism, menstrual abnormalities, ovulatory disturbances and infertility, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and obesity may eventuate in long-term cardiovascular consequences.

  9. How Do Health Care Providers Diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

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    ... of high androgens, such as excess body or facial hair More than 12 cysts of a specific size on one or both of the ovaries (as detected by ultrasound) Some women diagnosed with PCOS have the first two symptoms ...

  10. Mitotic spindle proteomics in Chinese hamster ovary cells

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    Bonner, Mary Kate; Poole, Daniel S; Xu, Tao; Sarkeshik, Ali; Yates, 3rd, John R; Skop, Ahna R

    2011-01-01

    .... Here, we report a proteomic study of the mitotic spindle from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. Four different isolations of metaphase spindles were subjected to Multi-dimensional Protein Identification Technology...

  11. Removal of Toxin (Tetrodotoxin) from Puffer Ovary by Traditional Fermentation

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    Anraku, Kensaku; Nonaka, Kiku; Yamaga, Toshitaka; Yamamoto, Takatoshi; Shin, Min-Chul; Wakita, Masahito; Hamamoto, Ayaka; Akaike, Norio

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    The amounts of puffer toxin (tetrodotoxin, TTX) extracted from the fresh and the traditional Japanese salted and fermented “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries of Takifugu stictonotus (T. stictonotus) were quantitatively analyzed in the voltage-dependent sodium current (INa) recorded from mechanically dissociated single rat hippocampal CA1 neurons. The amount of TTX contained in “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries decreased to 1/50–1/90 times of that of fresh ovary during a salted and successive fermented period over a few years. The final toxin concentration after fermentation was almost close to the TTX level extracted from T. Rubripes” fresh muscle that is normally eaten. It was concluded that the fermented “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries of puffer fish T. Stictonotus are safe and harmless as food. PMID:23334671

  12. Removal of Toxin (Tetrodotoxin from Puffer Ovary by Traditional Fermentation

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    Norio Akaike

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The amounts of puffer toxin (tetrodotoxin, TTX extracted from the fresh and the traditional Japanese salted and fermented “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries of Takifugu stictonotus (T. stictonotus were quantitatively analyzed in the voltage-dependent sodium current (INa recorded from mechanically dissociated single rat hippocampal CA1 neurons. The amount of TTX contained in “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries decreased to 1/50–1/90 times of that of fresh ovary during a salted and successive fermented period over a few years. The final toxin concentration after fermentation was almost close to the TTX level extracted from T. Rubripes” fresh muscle that is normally eaten. It was concluded that the fermented “Nukazuke” and “Kasuzuke” ovaries of puffer fish T. Stictonotus are safe and harmless as food.

  13. Correlation Between Insulin, Leptin and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    can stimulate ovarian androgen production in normal women and in women with PCOS. Leptin levels ... Statistical analysis was performed by Statistical Product and Service ..... activator system in young and lean women with polycystic ovary.

  14. Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary

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    ... medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165622.html Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary Breakthrough ... to use hormone replacement therapies in order to trigger puberty," explained co-researcher Monica Laronda. She's a ...

  15. Current aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome: A literature review

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    VICTOR HUGO LOPES DE ANDRADE

    Full Text Available SUMMARY Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder with variable prevalence, affecting about one in every 15 women worldwide. The diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome requires at least two of the following criteria: oligoovulation and/or anovulation, clinical and/or biochemical evidence of hyperandrogenism and morphology of polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS appear to have a higher risk of developing metabolic disorders, hypertension and cardiovascular disorders. The aim of this article was to present a review of the literature by searching the databases Pubmed and Scielo, focusing on publications related to polycystic ovaries, including its pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapeutic aspects, as well as its association with cardiovascular and arterial hypertensive disorders.

  16. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Guide for Teens

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    ... of 10 women has PCOS. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance that can cause irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and acne. PCOS begins during a girl’s teen years and ...

  17. An ovary as unusual contents of an incarcerated umbilical hernia.

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    Ahmed, U; Ahmed, R; Kamat, S; Elkholy, K

    2014-09-01

    We present the unusual case of a woman presenting with an incarcerated umbilical hernia. Intraoperatively, the contents of the hernia were found to be an ovary. We outline the clinical presentation of our patient, investigations and management as well as a discussion on unusual contents of umbilical hernias. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a non-malignant ovary incarcerated in an umbilical hernia.

  18. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Susan M Sirmans, Kristen A PateDepartment of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, USAAbstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common heterogeneous endocrine disorder characterized by irregular menses, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. The prevalence of PCOS varies depending on which criteria are used to make the diagnosis, but is as high as 15%–20% when the European Society for Human Reproduction and...

  19. Dangerous triplet: Polycystic ovary syndrome, oral contraceptives and Kounis syndrome

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    Erol, Nurdan; Karaagac, Aysu Turkmen; Kounis, Nicholas G.

    2014-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by ovulatory dysfunction, androgen excess and polycystic ovaries and is associated with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular events. Oral contraceptives constitute first-line treatment, particularly when symptomatic hyperandrogenism is present. However, these drugs are associated with cardiovascular events and hypersensitivity reactions that pose problem in differential diagnosis and therapy. We present a 14 year-old female wi...

  20. New markers of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Polak, K.; Czyzyk, A.; Simoncini, T.; Meczekalski, B.

    2016-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine-metabolic disorder in women of reproductive age. The diagnostic criteria include two out of three features: hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries on ultrasound and menstrual irregularities (Rotterdam Criteria 2003). PCOS patients are more vulnerable to develop diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance (IR) is prevalent in women with PCOS independently of obesity and is critically involved in reprod...

  1. Methods for modeling chinese hamster ovary (cho) cell metabolism

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    Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the computational analysis and characterization biological networks at the cellular level in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. Based on computational methods utilizing a hamster reference genome, the invention provides methods for identify......Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the computational analysis and characterization biological networks at the cellular level in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. Based on computational methods utilizing a hamster reference genome, the invention provides methods...

  2. Obesity Differentially Affects Phenotypes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Carlos Moran; Monica Arriaga; Gustavo Rodriguez; Segundo Moran

    2012-01-01

    Obesity or overweight affect most of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Phenotypes are the clinical characteristics produced by the interaction of heredity and environment in a disease or syndrome. Phenotypes of PCOS have been described on the presence of clinical hyperandrogenism, oligoovulation and polycystic ovaries. The insulin resistance is present in the majority of patients with obesity and/or PCOS and it is more frequent and of greater magnitude in obese than in non obese...

  3. Pattern of human chorionic gonadotropin binding in the polycystic ovary

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    Brawer, J.; Richard, M.; Farookhi, R. (McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec (Canada))

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    The histologic evolution of polycystic ovaries in the estradiol valerate-treated rat coincides with the development of a unique plasma pattern of luteinizing hormone. To assess the role of luteinizing hormone in polycystic ovaries, it is necessary to evaluate the luteinizing hormone sensitivity of the specific tissues in the polycystic ovary. Therefore, we examined the pattern of luteinizing hormone binding sites in polycystic ovaries. Rats at 4 or 8 weeks after estradiol valerate treatment each received an intrajugular injection of iodine 125-labeled human chorionic gonadotropin. Some rats also received a 1000-fold excess of unlabeled human chorionic gonadotropin in the same injection. Ovaries were prepared for autoradiography. Dense accumulations of grains occurred over the theca of normal and atretic secondary follicles in all ovaries and over clusters of secondary interstitial cells. The iodine label was variable over the typically hypertrophied theca of precystic follicles. The theca of definitive cysts showed little or no label. These results indicate that cyst formation coincides with the loss of luteinizing hormone/human chorionic gonadotropin binding to the affected follicles.

  4. Bariatric Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Infertility

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    James Butterworth

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is the commonest cause of female infertility. Visceral obesity and insulin resistance are key pathophysiological mechanisms behind PCOS. Women suffering from this syndrome and infertility often seek bariatric surgery hoping that they would be able to conceive postoperatively. Objective. At present, there is no consensus on the role of bariatric surgery in the management of PCOS-associated infertility within the medical community, making it difficult to give specific advice to these women, so a review of the literature was necessary. Results. A detailed review of the literature was performed. Only 6 manuscripts were relevant and contained quantitative data. They demonstrated that bariatric surgery results in postoperative conception rates varying from 33% to 100%. Surgery is also associated with amelioration of menstrual irregularities, hormonal abnormalities, and hirsutism that are associated with PCOS. These studies were retrospective and only had a small number of participants with infertility. Conclusions. Bariatric surgery has been shown to conclusively improve life expectancy, quality of life, and comorbidities like type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. However, further research is required to identify whether weight loss surgery results in significant improvement in fertility of women with PCOS and to investigate which operation has the best results.

  5. Bariatric Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Infertility.

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    Butterworth, James; Deguara, Jean; Borg, Cynthia-Michelle

    2016-01-01

    Background. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest cause of female infertility. Visceral obesity and insulin resistance are key pathophysiological mechanisms behind PCOS. Women suffering from this syndrome and infertility often seek bariatric surgery hoping that they would be able to conceive postoperatively. Objective. At present, there is no consensus on the role of bariatric surgery in the management of PCOS-associated infertility within the medical community, making it difficult to give specific advice to these women, so a review of the literature was necessary. Results. A detailed review of the literature was performed. Only 6 manuscripts were relevant and contained quantitative data. They demonstrated that bariatric surgery results in postoperative conception rates varying from 33% to 100%. Surgery is also associated with amelioration of menstrual irregularities, hormonal abnormalities, and hirsutism that are associated with PCOS. These studies were retrospective and only had a small number of participants with infertility. Conclusions. Bariatric surgery has been shown to conclusively improve life expectancy, quality of life, and comorbidities like type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. However, further research is required to identify whether weight loss surgery results in significant improvement in fertility of women with PCOS and to investigate which operation has the best results.

  6. Fetal programming of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    2015-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrinedisorder that affects up to 6.8% of reproductive agewomen. Experimental research and clinical observationssuggest that PCOS may originate in the very early stagesof development, possibly even during intrauterine life.This suggests that PCOS is either genetically-transmittedor is due to epigenetic alterations that develop in theintrauterine microenvironment. Although familial casessupport the role of genetic factors, no specific geneticpattern has been defined in PCOS. Several candidategenes have been implicated in its pathogenesis, butnone can specifically be implicated in PCOS development.Hypotheses based on the impact of the intrauterineenvironment on PCOS development can be groupedinto two categories. The first is the "thrifty" phenotypehypothesis, which states that intrauterine nutritionalrestriction in fetuses causes decreased insulin secretionand, as a compensatory mechanism, insulin resistance.Additionally, an impaired nutritional environment canaffect the methylation of some specific genes, which canalso trigger PCOS. The second hypothesis postulates thatfetal exposure to excess androgen can induce changesin differentiating tissues, causing the PCOS phenotype todevelop in adult life. This review aimed to examine therole of fetal programming in development of PCOS.

  7. Polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome.

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    Ali, Aus Tariq

    2015-08-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disorder, where the main clinical features include menstrual irregularities, sub-fertility, hyperandrogenism, and hirsutism. The prevalence of PCOS depends on ethnicity, environmental and genetic factors, as well as the criteria used to define it. On the other hand, metabolic syndrome is a constellation of metabolic disorders which include mainly abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, impaired glucose metabolism, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. These associated disorders directly increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DMT2), coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and endometrial cancer. Many patients with PCOS have features of metabolic syndrome such as visceral obesity, hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance. These place patients with PCOS under high risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), Type 2 diabetes (DMT2) and gynecological cancer, in particular, endometrial cancer. Metabolic syndrome is also increased in infertile women with PCOS. The aim of this review is to provide clear and up to date information about PCOS and its relationship with metabolic syndrome, and the possible interaction between different metabolic disorders.

  8. Proteomic Analysis of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

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    Baycin-Hizal, Deniz; Tabb, David L.; Chaerkady, Raghothama; Chen, Lily; Lewis, Nathan E.; Nagarajan, Harish; Sarkaria, Vishaldeep; Kumar, Amit; Wolozny, Daniel; Colao, Joe; Jacobson, Elena; Tian, Yuan; O'Meally, Robert N.; Krag, Sharon S.; Cole, Robert N.; Palsson, Bernhard O.; Zhang, Hui; Betenbaugh, Michael

    2013-01-01

    In order to complement the recent genomic sequencing of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, proteomic analysis was performed on CHO including the cellular proteome, secretome, and glycoproteome using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) of multiple fractions obtained from gel electrophoresis, multi-dimensional liquid chromatography, and solid phase extraction of glycopeptides (SPEG). From the 120 different mass spectrometry analyses generating 682,097 MS/MS spectra, 93,548 unique peptide sequences were identified with at most a 0.02 false discovery rate (FDR). A total of 6164 grouped proteins were identified from both glycoproteome and proteome analysis, representing an 8-fold increase in the number of proteins currently identified in the CHO proteome. Furthermore, this is the first proteomic study done using CHO genome exclusively which provides for more accurate identification of proteins. From this analysis, the CHO codon frequency was determined and found to be distinct from humans, which will facilitate expression of human proteins in CHO cells. Analysis of the combined proteomic and mRNA data sets indicated the enrichment of a number of pathways including protein processing and apoptosis but depletion of proteins involved in steroid hormone and glycosphingolipid metabolism. 504 of the detected proteins included N-acetylation modifications and 1292 different proteins were observed to be N-glycosylated. This first large-scale proteomic analysis will enhance the knowledge base about CHO capabilities for recombinant expression and provide information useful in cell engineering efforts aimed at modifying CHO cellular functions. PMID:22971049

  9. Androgen circle of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Homburg, Roy

    2009-07-01

    Although the aetiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is still not known and the search for causative genes is proving elusive, it is generally agreed that hyperandrogenism is at the heart of the syndrome. Here, it is proposed that excess androgens are the root cause of PCOS starting from their influence on the female fetus in programming gene expression, producing the characteristic signs and symptoms which are then exacerbated by a propagation of excess ovarian androgen production from multiple small follicles, anovulation and insulin resistance in the reproductive life-span, thus setting up a vicious perpetual circle of androgen excess. This opinion paper, rather than being a full-scale review, is intentionally biased in support of this hypothesis that androgen excess is the 'root of all evil' in PCOS; in the hope that its acceptance could lead to more direct treatment of the syndrome in all its facets rather than the symptomatic treatment of side effects of androgen excess that we are addressing today.

  10. Metabolc aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Mojca Jensterle

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is one of the most common endocrinopathies, characterised by hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation. Over the last twenty years, it has been widely recognized that in addition to endocrine and reproductive abnormalities, most women with PCOS demonstrate metabolic disturbances. This is not a surprising finding, since insulin resistance (IR followed by compensatory hyperinsulinemia has been recognized as the central pathogenetic feature of the syndrome. Consequently, the PCOS women have higher rate and degree of impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, central obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension and even subclinical signs of atherosclerosis compared to age and weight matched controls. They often have an adverse cardiovascular risk profile, characteristic of the metabolic syndrome.Conclusions: The knowledge about the association between IR and PCOS has been recently incorporated into the framework of PCOS treatment. There is increasing evidence that application of insulin sensitizing drugs, metformin and PPAR gamma agonists thiazolidinediones (TZDs, has favorable endocrine, reproductive and metabolic effects in PCOS. Recent developments and findings of the cardiometabolic abnormalities in patients with PCOS are reviewed here and the effects of insulin sensitizing drugs in this disorder are summarised, as well.

  11. Polycystic ovary syndrome: a transgenerational evolutionary adaptation.

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    Shaw, L M A; Elton, S

    2008-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome has a common association with anovulatory infertility, while the physical symptoms are often associated with the increased androgens that are part of the endocrine profile. There is a well-recognised association with lipid and glucose metabolism anomalies and, when undergoing ovulation induction, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. This common condition is familial, but a contributory gene has yet to be found. The question of why a gene that predisposes to anovulation, diabetes and heart disease might have perpetuated so frequently is addressed. Three hypotheses for evolutionary advantage are discussed. The food deprivation hypothesis considers the role of the observed increase in ovulation when women with the condition lose weight in relation to seasonality. The refeeding hypothesis considers the androgenic and slightly enhanced anabolic metabolism in relation to periods of privation and the advantage of preferential early ovulation when refeeding after a period of privation. The transgenerational privation hypothesis considers the effect of persistent, severe, yet subfatal privation on individuals both in utero and throughout life. While an androgenic, anabolic state would improve efficiency in the use of food for protein synthesis and fat storage, benefiting the fetus both in relation to its in utero development and neonatal survival, survival and reproductive capacity as an adult benefits by a genotype expressing itself in women of successive generations.

  12. Dermatologic manifestations of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Lee, Amy T; Zane, Lee T

    2007-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of reproductive-aged women and is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. The disorder is commonly characterized by elevated levels of androgen and insulin. Women with PCOS may present with a range of signs and symptoms, and face increased risks of reproductive, metabolic, cardiovascular, psychologic, and neoplastic sequelae, particularly if the condition is left unrecognized or untreated. The clinical definition of PCOS has changed in recent years and includes as one of its cardinal criteria the dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, chiefly hirsutism, acne vulgaris, and androgenetic alopecia. Acanthosis nigricans, a cutaneous sign of hyperinsulinemia, may also be present. These dermatologic features may provide early clinical clues to recognition of PCOS, and treatment of these cutaneous conditions may improve the patient's quality of life and psychologic well-being. The effects of androgen on pilosebaceous units in the skin can vary by anatomic location, producing pathophysiologic effects on hair growth and differentiation, sebaceous gland size and activity, and follicular keratinization. Treatment modalities may include hormonal therapy intended to modulate androgen production and action as well as non-hormonal therapies directed toward specific dermatologic conditions.

  13. Adiponectin and its receptors in the ovary: further evidence for a link between obesity and hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Comim, Fabio V; Hardy, Kate; Franks, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), characterized by ovarian androgen excess, is the commonest endocrine disorder in women. Obesity increases androgen synthesis, a phenomenon attributed to the accompanying hyperinsulinemia. Our hypothesis was that adipokines, fat cell-derived hormones, play a direct role in modulating ovarian androgen secretion. Therefore, the aims of this study were to explore the effects of adipokines (in particular, adiponectin) on ovarian steroidogenesis and compare the expression of adiponectin receptors in ovaries from women with and without PCO. Sections of archived human ovaries (nine from women with normal ovaries and 16 with PCOS, classified histologically, with reference to menstrual history and ultrasound) were analysed by quantitative morphometry and the proportion of positive-labelling cells compared. In addition, studies of androgen production in relation to adipokine function in primary bovine theca cell culture were also performed. A significantly lower proportion of theca cells expressed adiponectin receptors 1 and 2 (AdipoR1, AdipoR2) in polycystic ovaries than in normal ovaries. In cultured theca cells, adiponectin suppressed androstenedione production and gene expression of LH receptor and key enzymes in the androgen synthesis pathway. Moreover, knockdown of genes for AdipoR1 and AdipoR2 was associated with increased androstenedione secretion by bovine theca cells. These results provide evidence for a direct link between fat cell metabolism and ovarian steroidogenesis, suggesting that disruption of adiponectin and/or its receptors plays a key role in pathogenesis of hyperandrogenism in PCOS.

  14. REGISTROS NUEVOS O POCO CONOCIDOS DE AVES MIGRATORIAS EN LA LAGUNA DEL OTÚN, PARQUE NACIONAL NATURAL LOS NEVADOS, RISARALDA, COLOMBIA Records of New or Poorly Known Migratory Birds from Laguna del Otún, los Nevados National Natural Park, Risaralda, Colombia

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    ORLANDO ACEVEDO-CHARRY

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Colombia es un sitio importante para las aves migratorias. Sin embargo, aún falta mucho conocimiento de dónde estas se encuentran durante su paso o permanencia por el país y cuáles utilizan los páramos. Registramos nuevas especies de aves migratorias para la laguna del Otún, inmersa en un complejo de humedales declarados sitio Ramsar desde el 2008. La laguna está localizada en el Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados a 3932 msnm, en ecosistema de páramo, en la Cordillera Central de los Andes de Colombia. Durante cinco salidas entre 2010 y 2012 se registraron cuatro nuevas especies de aves migratorias para el parque: Anas acuta, Pandion haliaetus, Riparia riparia y Dendroica petechia. Adicionalmente, se registró una ampliación del rango altitudinal para dos especies migratorias que solo habían sido registradas en la región a menos de 3500 msnm: Tringa flavipes e Hirundo rustica. Estas observaciones sugieren que dichas especies podrían tolerar condiciones de alta montaña y utilizar el páramo. Es necesario estudiar a fondo las dinámicas migratorias y el uso de hábitat de alta montaña por las aves migratorias.

  15. Serum Visfatin in Iraqi Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Ali N. Hussaien

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Visfatin is a peptide that is predominantly expressed and secreted from adipose tissue and exerts insulinmimicking effects through activation of an insulin receptor. The aim of this study to evaluated serum visfatin level in both lean and obese Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS subjects before and after treatment with metformin . This study included (80 women, 20 lean with PCOS (BMI 30 kg m-2 and (group C include 40 healthy normally menstruating women (20 lean and 20 obese are control. All these groups were detected after treatment with metformin for 3 months. Metformin was given at doses up to 1500 mg/day for three month; the patients with polycystic ovary syndrome were attended to obstetrics and gynecology outpatient and primary health care outpatient in Al – Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, and Kamal-Al-Samaraae Hospital. The control subjects were recruited mainly from medical students and staff. Serum visfatin was estimated before and after treatment. A results showed that significant high increase in mean serum visfatin level in lean polycystic ovary syndrome compared to control lean (6.35±1.07 ng/ml versus 0.26±0.11 ng/ml, P=0.0001* ,and also in obese polycystic ovary syndrome showed a significant increase compared to control obese(1.31±0.39 ng/ml versus 0.29±0.08 ng/ml, P=0.0001*. Serum visfatin was reduced in both lean and obese polycystic ovary syndrome after treatment with metformin. By this study, we can conclude Serum Visfatin level increased in polycystic ovary syndrome groups and this increment is high in lean group. These findings might suggest that visfatin could play a role in pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Metformin decrease serum visfatin level in both lean and obese groups.

  16. La tradición migratoria como factor explicativo del uso de remesas en la financiación de negocios en Guanajuato

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    Jazmín GARCÍA GÓMEZ

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el uso de las remesas por parte de las familias receptoras en México. Los resultados muestran la existencia de diferencias regionales, en el sentido de que la tradición migratoria de una región contribuye a que una mayor proporción de remesas se destine a inversión en negocios. Dos hechos favorecen esta relación: la mayor edad de emigrantes y jefes de hogares receptores (que, por tanto, se encuentran en una fase más avanzada del ciclo vital del ahorro, y el mayor grado de desarrollo de las instituciones relacionadas con el proceso migratorio. La información utilizada para este análisis procede de la Encuesta Nacional de Ingresos y Gastos de los Hogares (ENIGH y de entrevistas realizadas a la colonia de guanajuaten-ses residentes en California, Estados Unidos.

  17. Polycystic ovaries and infertility: Our experience

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    Lavanya Rajashekar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is one of the most common (15-20% endocrine disorders in women of childbearing age. Although it is a major cause of infertility, its etiology remains unknown and its treatment difficult. Aim: To evaluate the incidence, treatment and outcome of patients with PCOS. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. Materials and Methods: PCOS patients (914 of the 1057 attending the outpatient department (OPD from June 2003 to February 2008 were evaluated for this study. Of the 914 patients investigated, 814 came for treatment and these patients were studied for hormonal disturbances and their response to various modalities of treatment. Results: Of the 2270 infertility patients, 46.50% (1057 had PCOS, out of these, 86.47% (914 were investigated and 77% (814 came for treatment. Our overall pregnancy rate was 48.40% (394/814. The pregnancy rate per cycle with timed intercourse (TI was 44.77% (47/105, 17.09% (286/1673 with intrauterine insemination (IUI, 29.82% (51/171 with in vitro fertilization (IVF and 22.22% (10/45 with frozen embryo transfer (FET. The maximum number of pregnancies (85.29%, 284/333 were achieved in the first three treatment cycles. The abortion rate was 19.01% (73/384 and the incidence of ectopic pregnancy was 5.47% (21/384. Complications seen were in the form of ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS, retention cyst on day two and multiple pregnancies in 11.71% (228/1946 of the total treatment cycles. Conclusion: Most PCOS symptoms could be adequately controlled or eliminated with proper diagnosis and treatment. Thus, ovulation induction (OI protocols and treatment modalities must be balanced for optimal results.

  18. Adropin Levels in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients

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    Hacer Sen

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is one of the most commonly observed endocrinopathies in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS are said to have increased classic risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity, in addition to non-classic risk factors such as an increase in C-reactive protein (CRP, homocysteine, and tumor necrosis factor-%u03B1. Adropin is a protein thought to play a role in maintaining energy homeostasis and insulin response. The aim of our study is to investigate the relationship between levels of adropin and insulin resistance in PCOS patients with insulin resistance and an increased risk of diabetes.Material and Method: Fifty-seven female patients (30 patients with PCOS and 27 healthy control subjects were enrolled in this study. All patient%u2019s body mass index and insulin resistance were calculated. The adropin levels were measured using commercial kits based on a competitive plasma EIA (enzyme immunoassay method. Results: The adropin levels in the patient group were 10.79 ng/L, while the value was 13.02 ng/L in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (p=0.04. There was a significant negative correlation between the adropin levels and the insulin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST, triglyseride (TG, and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR levels (p=0.03, p=0.03, p=0.04, and p=0.02, respectively. Discussion: In our study, the adropin level which is associated with insulin resistance, was found to be decreased in patients with PCOS. We think that it would be valuable to conduct new studies for the evaluation of adropin related clinical conditions leading to insulin resistance in patients with PCOS.

  19. Fatty liver index in polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Lerchbaum, Elisabeth; Gruber, Hans-Jürgen; Schwetz, Verena; Giuliani, Albrecht; Möller, Reinhard; Pieber, Thomas R; Obermayer-Pietsch, Barbara

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    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) frequently suffer from metabolic disturbances and might be affected by hepatic steatosis. The fatty liver index (FLI) was developed as a simple and accurate predictor of hepatic steatosis. We aimed to analyze the association of FLI with endocrine and metabolic parameters in a cohort of PCOS and control women. FLI was calculated using body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, triglycerides, and gamma-glutamyl transferase in 611 PCOS and 139 BMI-matched control women within the same age range. Elevated FLI was defined as >60. Metabolic, endocrine, and anthropometric measurements and oral glucose tolerance tests were performed. PCOS women had significantly higher FLI levels than control women in age-adjusted analyses (11.4 (4.3-48.8) and 8.8 (3.9-35.0), respectively, P=0.001), whereas fibrosis indices were similar (aspartate amino transferase-to-platelet ratio index) or lower (FIB-4) respectively. In binary logistic regression analysis adjusted for age, odds ratio (OR) for elevated FLI was 2.52 (1.31-4.85), P=0.006, for PCOS women when compared with controls. PCOS women with high FLI levels had an adverse anthropometric, metabolic, and endocrine risk profile. The prevalence of elevated FLI was 88.7% in PCOS women with metabolic syndrome (MS) and 11.3% in PCOS women without MS (P<0.001). In control women, elevated FLI was present in 66.7% of women with MS and 30.8% of women without MS. High FLI levels are a common finding in obese PCOS women and are closely linked to MS. FLI calculation might be a useful tool for identifying PCOS patients at high risk for metabolic and hepatic disturbances.

  20. Polycystic ovary syndrome and environmental toxins.

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    Rutkowska, Aleksandra Zofia; Diamanti-Kandarakis, Evanthia

    2016-09-15

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common, heterogeneous, and multifactorial endocrine disorder in premenopausal women. The pathophysiology of this endocrinopathy is still unclear; however, the heterogeneity of its features within ethnic races, geographic location, and families suggests that environment and lifestyle are of prime importance. This work is mainly focused on the possible role of the most common and studied environmental toxins for this syndrome in the pathogenesis of PCOS. Plasticizers, such as bisphenol A (BPA) or phthalates, which belong to the categories of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs), affect humans' health in everyday, industrialized life; therefore special attention should be paid to such exposure. Timing of exposure to EDCs is crucial for the intensity of adverse health effects. It is now evident that fetuses, infants, and/or young children are the most susceptible groups, especially in the early development periods. Prenatal exposure to EDCs that mimic endogenous hormones may contribute to the altered fetal programming and in consequence lead to PCOS and other adverse health effects, potentially transgenerationally. Acute or prolonged exposure to EDCs and AGEs through different life cycle stages may result in destabilization of the hormonal homeostasis and lead to disruption of reproductive functions. They may also interfere with metabolic alterations such as obesity, insulin resistance, and compensatory hyperinsulinemia that can exacerbate the PCOS phenotype and contribute to PCOS consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Since wide exposure to environmental toxins and their role in the pathophysiology of PCOS are supported by extensive data derived from diverse scientific models, protective strategies and strong recommendations should be considered to reduce human exposure to protect present and future generations from their adverse health effects. Copyright

  1. Inmigrantes laborales y flujo en tránsito en la Frontera Sur de México: dos manifestaciones del proceso y una política migratoria

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    Germán Martínez Velasco

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto presenta una caracterización de la inmigración laboral de guatemaltecos a México, su perspectiva histórica y sus procesos de cambio en relación con los nuevos espacios territoriales de destino, cruces e inserciones laborales. También establece los rasgos fundamentales de la migración en tránsito proveniente de Centroamérica que cruza el territorio nacional mexicano, sus nuevas trayectorias de cruce y sus costos sociales en términos de sus derechos humanos en un marco de mayor vulnerabilidad social. Con base en esos dos procesos de migración, se analiza el papel que ha desplegado el Estado mexicano en relación con el establecimiento de una nueva política migratoria emprendida en las dos últimas administraciones (2001-2012 de gobiernos del Partido Acción Nacional, los arreglos institucionales y legislativos, sus avances y la asignatura pendiente en relación con la proclamación de los derechos humanos y laborales. Se concluye que aun cuando la normatividad migratoria tuvo avances sin precedentes, ésta manifiesta serias insuficiencias en relación a la inmigración centroamericana a México (sea la laboral como la de tránsito la cual ha cambiado a nuevas formas de expresión, registrando cambios cualitativos y cuantitativos en su cruce, en un ambiente de mayor riesgo en el territorio nacional mexicano.

  2. THE ULTRASOUND SCAN ASPECT CORRELATED WITH THE POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

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    Raluca Grigoriu

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the most frequentendocrine diseases when talking about women whoreached the reproduction age, having an estimated incidence of 5 - 40% and it represents 75% of the cases of anovulatoryinfertility. This personal study represents a retrospective analysis of a total number of 321 patients diagnosed withpolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS in the period of time between 2010 and 2014 from the clinical, paraclinical andstatistical point of view. The patients were systematically assessed in time and underwent a medical therapeutic method inthe Clinic of Obstetrics-Gynaecology of the Emergency County Hospital Bacău. The patients included in the study werefollowed during their hospitalization, but also after that, in order to study the evolution of the case. They were performedtransabdominal and transvaginal ultrasonography scans, as they are extremely important in the algorithm of paraclinicaldiagnostic. Based on the data we collected we can now state that in 69% of the cases the ultrasound scan was thepredominant criterion for diagnosing polycystic ovaries. For the rest of the cases, including the ones with a normalultrasound scan of the ovaries, the diagnostic was established after correlating the clinical data with the other paraclinalones, as agreed in the Rotterdam consensus. About 7-8% of the women having a reproductive age are affected by thepolycystic ovary syndrome, so this is considered to be the main cause of infertility in women, and also the mostfrequently met endocrine disease in women.

  3. Optimal management of subfertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Berger JJ

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    Full Text Available Joshua J Berger, G Wright Bates JrUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Birmingham, AL, USAAbstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide a stepwise approach to treating the infertility/subfertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. Defining polycystic ovary syndrome in a patient requires first investigating other possible causes for polycystic ovary morphology, acne, hirsutism, obesity, and the metabolic derangements that often accompany polycystic ovary syndrome. Beginning with lifestyle modification and use of metformin, the progressive inclusion of more intensive therapies for induction of ovulation is described. Second-line treatments are discussed and the new findings from a large multicenter trial are discussed in the context of evidence-based treatment strategies for first-line agents. Finally, monofollicular development as a treatment goal and in vitro fertilization are discussed for those with recalcitrant disease.Keywords: polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, metformin, ovarian drilling, ovulation induction, subfertility

  4. Prokaryotic expression of the hemocyanin subunit type 1 gene from Locusta migratoria manilensis and protein prediction%东亚飞蝗血蓝蛋白亚基1基因的原核表达与蛋白结构预测

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    张新新; 游婷; 刘海霞; 印红

    2013-01-01

    为了分析东亚飞蝗血蓝蛋白亚基1(LmiHc1)基因的原核表达情况,并对其蛋白结构进行预测,采用PCR方法扩增LmiHc1目的基因片段,克隆至pET-DsbA表达载体中,构建含目的基因的表达质粒pET-DsbA/LmiHc1,将重组体转化为E.coli BL21 (DE3)并诱导蛋白表达,至此成功构建了LmiHc1的原核表达载体.SDS-PAGE电泳结果显示目的基因得到了相对分子质量约为60 ku的高表达的融合蛋白.采用SABLE与Swiss-Model软件分别预测LmiHc1蛋白的二级结构和三级结构,LmiHc1蛋白的二级结构为α螺旋、β折叠、无规则卷曲的混合体;其三级结构含有3个结构域:Hemocyanin_N,Hemocyanin_M,Hemocyanin_C.

  5. 东亚飞蝗肠道细菌鉴定及其对金龟子绿僵菌拮抗作用分析%Identification of the intestinal bacteria in Locusta migratoria manilensis and their antagonism to Metarhizium anisopliae

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    赵悦; 张泽华; 王广君

    2008-01-01

    通过对室内饲养的东亚飞蝗5龄若虫肠道细菌的分离纯化培养,共获得8个细菌菌株,16s rDNA鉴定分别与绿脓杆菌(Pseudomonas aeruginosa)、克雷伯氏菌属(Klebsiella sp.)、地衣芽孢杆菌(Bacillus licheniformis)、阴沟肠杆菌(Enterobacter cloacae)、节杆菌属(Arthrobacter sp.)、木糖葡萄球菌(Staphylococcusxylosus)、蜡状芽孢杆菌(Bacillus cereus)和芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus sp.)有较高的同源性,其中克雷伯氏菌和阴沟肠杆菌检出率为100%,检出量最大,均达到109cfu/g肠道,为常驻的优势菌群.肠道细菌在东亚飞蝗体内的数量分布为后肠>中肠>前肠,种类分布为中肠(8种)>后肠(6种)>前肠(4种).常驻细菌克雷伯氏菌和阴沟肠杆菌对金龟子绿僵菌则无拮抗作用,表明肠道常驻菌不是影响金龟子绿僵菌在蝗虫肠道内萌发侵染的主要因素,但同时也说明了在不同环境条件下使用绿僵菌防治蝗虫在防效上可能会有很大的差异.

  6. Stem cell factor and c-Kit in human primordial germ cells and fetal ovaries

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    Høyer, Poul Erik; Byskov, Anne Grete; Møllgård, Kjeld

    2005-01-01

    Prenatal ovary (human), Primordial germ cells, Folliculogenesis, c-Kit, Stem cell factor, immunohistochemistry......Prenatal ovary (human), Primordial germ cells, Folliculogenesis, c-Kit, Stem cell factor, immunohistochemistry...

  7. MicroRNAs related to androgen metabolism and polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Sørensen, Anja Elaine; Udesen, Pernille Bækgaard; Wissing, Marie Louise

    2016-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a frequent endocrine disorder in women. PCOS is associated with altered features of androgen metabolism, increased insulin resistance and impaired fertility. Furthermore, PCOS, being a syndrome diagnosis, is heterogeneous and characterized by polycystic ovaries...

  8. [Genetic and epigenetic factors of polycystic ovary syndrome].

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    Herczeg, Zita; Vanya, Melinda; Szili, Károly; Dézsi, Csilla; Nagy, Zsolt; Szabó, János

    2016-08-01

    The development of polycystic ovary syndrome and its exact pathophysiological mechanism is still unclear, but environmental and genetic factors likely play a role. Exposition to teratogenic effects during the prenatal development can lead to chronic diseases in the postnatal period. This finding confirms the common familial aggregation as well. A literature search was conducted up to January 1, 2016 for articles dealing with the genetic or epigenetic factors of polycystic ovary syndrome. This review will discuss the current understanding of the genetic basis and clinical presentation of this disease. Orv. Hetil., 2016, 157(32), 1275-1281.

  9. Delayed menopause due to granulosa cell tumor of the ovary

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    Bhushan Murkey

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A 52-year-old patient presented with complaints of menorrhagia. Endometrial biopsy revealed simple hyperplasia of the endometrium. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy was carried out. The ovaries looked grossly normal, but histopathology reported granulosa cell tumor of the right ovary. Granulosa cell tumors belong to the sexcord stromal category and account for approximately 2% of all ovarian tumors. We review the features and treatment of granulosa cell tumors and the importance of screening for ovarian tumors in a case of endometrial hyperplasia and delayed menopause.

  10. Complicated giant polycystic ovary mimicking tumor: MR imaging findings

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    Oeztoprak, Ibrahim; Eqilmez, Hulusi; Oeztoprak, Bilge; Guemues, Cesur [Cumhuriyet University, Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, AD Sivas (Turkey)

    2007-02-15

    A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of abdominal pain that had worsened during the past 4 days. She had a right lower abdominal mass that was initially diagnosed as an ovarian tumor. MR imaging revealed a unilaterally enlarged and partially torted left polycystic ovary. Polycystic ovary is a common cause of increased ovarian volume in women of reproductive age. It is characterized by numerous small peripherally located follicles and increased stroma. It may mimic a neoplasm and lead to difficulties in diagnosis. In this case report, we discuss the unusual MR imaging findings and the pitfalls in diagnosis. (orig.)

  11. Mammalian ovary differentiation - a focus on female meiosis.

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    Baillet, Adrienne; Mandon-Pepin, Béatrice

    2012-06-05

    Over the past 50 years, the ovary development has been subject of fewer studies as compare to the male pathway. Nevertheless due to the advancement of genetics, mouse ES cells and the development of genetic models, studies of ovarian differentiation was boosted. This review emphasizes some of new progresses in the research field of the mammalian ovary differentiation that have occurred in recent years with focuses of the period around prophase I of meiosis and of recent roles of small non-RNAs in the ovarian gene expression.

  12. Introducing Bt Gene Into Maize With Ovary Injection

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    丁群星; 谢友菊; 戴景瑞; 米景九; 李太元; 田颖川; 乔利亚; 莽克强; 刘宝兰; 王音; 冯平章

    1994-01-01

    It is reported here that Bt toxin gene has been successfully transferred into maize inbred line by ovary injection for the first time both at home and abroad. One transgenic plant (To) has been confirmed by Southern blotting and PCR test, and 71 progenies (T1) from T0 have been obtained through self-pollination. Of these 71 progenies, seven plants demonstrated positive results in the PCR test; four were used to feed Asian corn borer, and certain effect of insect-resistance was observed. The experiments on the ovary injection in Hainan Province have also been repeated, thus providing new chance to the application of genetic engineering to the maize improvement.

  13. Is polycystic ovary syndrome a sexual conflict? A review.

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    Casarini, Livio; Simoni, Manuela; Brigante, Giulia

    2016-04-01

    Several studies have attempted to explain the high overall prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome among women worldwide (about 4-10%) despite its link to subfertile phenotypes. For this reason, it is considered an evolutionary paradox. In this review, we show that several genetic loci associated with the disease differently modulate the reproductive parameters of men and women. This observation suggests that such genetic variants lead to opposite effects in the two sexes in reproductive success. Intralocus sexual conflict as a cause of the persistence polycystic ovary syndrome genotypes among humans is supported.

  14. PRIMARY TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE OVARY: A CASE REPORT

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    Anju

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available A 38-year-old female presented with a history of progressively enlarging abdominal mass. Abdominal computed tomography showed a pelvic mass involving both the ovaries and omentum. CA-125 was normal. Staging surgery was performed and the histopathological diagnosis of Transitional Cell Carcinoma was made and later confirmed by immuno-histochemistry. Transitional cell carcinoma of the ovary is a rare subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer. Surgical resection is the primary therapeutic approach, and patient’s outcomes after chemotherapy are better than for other types of ovarian cancers.

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  11. negociaciones migratorias de 2001

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    Francisco Alba

    2006-01-01

    se analizan los alcances y limitaciones de este ejercicio, mismos que se vieron acotados a raíz de los acontecimientos del 11 de septiembre, ya que la agenda bilateral se encaminó hacia temas de seguridad nacional y la lucha contra el terrorismo. Finalmente se exploran las opciones políticas que existen ante el contexto restrictivo post-septiembre-2001.

  12. The effects of polycystic ovary syndrome on gestational diabetes mellitus.

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    Aktun, Hale Lebriz; Yorgunlar, Betul; Acet, Mustafa; Aygun, Banu Kumbak; Karaca, Nilay

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the inter-relationship between polycystic ovary syndrome and gestational diabetes mellitus, and demonstrate maternal and fetal outcomes. This was a case-control study in 1360 pregnant women who received a diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus between 24 and 28 weeks of gestational age. Among all diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus, 150 pregnant women had received a polycystic ovary syndrome, and 160 women who did not have polycystic ovary syndrome were designated as controls. The incidence of pregnancy-induced hypertension was 26.3% and 12% in the case and control groups, respectively. Preeclampsia was seen at an incidence of 12% and 6% in case and in control groups, respectively. The difference in neonatal hypoglycemia between the two groups was statistically significant, with an incidence of 17% and 5% in the case and in control groups, respectively. This study demonstrated that the presence of polycystic ovary syndrome along with gestational diabetes mellitus increases the risk of pregnancy induced hypertension by 2.4 fold, preeclampsia by 2 fold and neonatal hypoglycemia by 3.2 fold, compared to gestational diabetes mellitus alone.

  13. Autistic Traits in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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    Herguner, Sabri; Harmanci, Hatice; Hergner, Arzu; Toy, Harun

    2012-01-01

    Several studies suggested that prenatal androgen exposure might contribute to development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The androgen theory of autism proposes that autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are in part due to elevated fetal testosterone levels. Furthermore, higher rates of androgen-related conditions including PCOS are reported in…

  14. Placental characteristics in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Koster, Maria P H; de Wilde, Marlieke A; Veltman-Verhulst, Susanne M; Houben, ML; Nikkels, Peter G J; van Rijn, Bas B; Fauser, Bart C J M

    2015-01-01

    STUDY QUESTION: Are macroscopic and microscopic placental characteristics in a heterogeneous group of women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) different from those of a low-risk general population? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women with PCOS have significantly different microscopic placental charac

  15. Aromatase inhibitors for subfertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Review)

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    Franik, S.; Kremer, J.A.M.; Nelen, W.L.D.M.; Farquhar, C.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infrequent periods (oligomenorrhoea) and absence of periods (amenorrhoea). It affects about 4% to 8% of women worldwide and often leads to anovulatory subfertility. Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a novel class of drugs that wer

  16. Endocrine and metabolic characteristics in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Glintborg, Dorte

    2016-01-01

    endocrine disorders. The majority of these examinations can be performed by the patient's general practitioner. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion and is a multiorgan disease affecting most endocrine organs including ovaries, adrenals, pituitary, fat cells, and endocrine pancreas. The manifestations of PCOS...

  17. Ectopic ovary with torsion: uncommon diagnosis made by ultrasound

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    Castro, Adham do Amaral e; Morandini, Fernando; Calixto, Caroline Paludo; Barros, Wagner Haese; Nakatani, Edson Tetsuya; Castro, Allan do Amaral e

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    Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool in inguinal hernia and in the evaluation of the contents of the hernia sac. This report presents a case in which ultrasound revealed a herniated ectopic ovary, complicated by torsion of its vascular pedicle, in the right labia majora. We also present a brief discussion of ovarian hernia, its potential complications, and the treatments available. PMID:28298734

  18. Mono-ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Birch Petersen, Kathrine; Pedersen, Nina Gros; Pedersen, Anette Tønnes

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    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age and is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. The treatment approaches to ovulation induction vary in efficacy, treatment duration and patient friendliness. The aim was to determine the most efficient, evidence...

  19. miRNA-dependent translational repression in the Drosophila ovary.

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    John Reich

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Drosophila ovary is a tissue rich in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Many of the regulatory factors are proteins identified via genetic screens. The more recent discovery of microRNAs, which in other animals and tissues appear to regulate translation of a large fraction of all mRNAs, raised the possibility that they too might act during oogenesis. However, there has been no direct demonstration of microRNA-dependent translational repression in the ovary. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here, quantitative analyses of transcript and protein levels of transgenes with or without synthetic miR-312 binding sites show that the binding sites do confer translational repression. This effect is dependent on the ability of the cells to produce microRNAs. By comparison with microRNA-dependent translational repression in other cell types, the regulated mRNAs and the protein factors that mediate repression were expected to be enriched in sponge bodies, subcellular structures with extensive similarities to the P bodies found in other cells. However, no such enrichment was observed. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our results reveal the variety of post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms that operate in the Drosophila ovary, and have implications for the mechanisms of miRNA-dependent translational control used in the ovary.

  20. POLYCYSTIC OVARIES WITH STROMAL HYPERTHECOSIS: A RARE PRESENTATION

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    Shaila

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Presenting a 47-year-old peri-menopausal lady with hypomenorrhoea, temporal baldness, alopecia, hirsutism. The histopathology was polycystic ovaries with stromal hyperthecosis. Hughesdon described hyperthecosis as a severe form of PCOS. Hyperthecosis is rare in young women, with clinical features similar to PCOS. However, these women are usually more virilised.

  1. The phenotype of polycystic ovary syndrome ameliorates with aging

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    Brown, Zoe A.; Louwers, Yvonne V.; Fong, Sharon Lie; Valkenburg, Olivier; Birnie, Erwin; de Jong, Frank H.; Fauser, Bart C. J. M.; Laven, Joop S. E.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To assess the effects of aging on the features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Design: Retrospective longitudinal follow-up study. Setting: Tertiary care center. Patient(s): Patients with PCOS, diagnosed according to the 2003 Rotterdam criteria, who visited the outpatient clinic on c

  2. Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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    Blagojevic Iva Perovic

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS is associated with reproductive and metabolic abnormalities. The aim of this study was to analyse risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD in PCOS, to define individual risk factors and assess their ability to predict risk.

  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome : preconception, pregnancy and offspring health

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    Wilde, M.A. de

    2016-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, with a reported population incidence between 6-15%. PCOS is a heterogeneous reproductive disorder, which is diagnosed when at least two out of the three following criteria are present: oligo- or

  4. The phenotype of polycystic ovary syndrome ameliorates with aging

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    Brown, Zoe A.; Louwers, Yvonne V.; Fong, Sharon Lie; Valkenburg, Olivier; Birnie, Erwin; de Jong, Frank H.; Fauser, Bart C. J. M.; Laven, Joop S. E.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To assess the effects of aging on the features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Design: Retrospective longitudinal follow-up study. Setting: Tertiary care center. Patient(s): Patients with PCOS, diagnosed according to the 2003 Rotterdam criteria, who visited the outpatient clinic on

  5. Hyperandrogenism during puberty in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Nader, Shahla

    2013-07-01

    The hormonal events of puberty, from adrenarche to menarche and beyond, include the secretion of androgens as well as estrogen and P. This normal pubertal process is briefly reviewed and a physiologic role for pubertal androgens proposed. It is further suggested that the hyperandrogenic state we call polycystic ovary syndrome is a maladaptation of the advantageous role of normal pubertal androgens.

  6. Polycystic ovary syndrome : preconception, pregnancy and offspring health

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    Wilde, M.A. de

    2016-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, with a reported population incidence between 6-15%. PCOS is a heterogeneous reproductive disorder, which is diagnosed when at least two out of the three following criteria are present: oligo- or anov

  7. A snapshot of the lives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A photovoice investigation.

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    Williams, Sophie; Sheffield, David; Knibb, Rebecca C

    2016-06-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 6  percent of women. Symptoms include hirsutism, acne, and infertility. This research explores the impact of polycystic ovary syndrome on women's lives using photovoice. Nine participants photographed objects related to their quality of life and made diary entries explaining each photograph. Three themes emerged from thematic analysis of the diaries: control (of symptoms and polycystic ovary syndrome controlling their lives), perception (of self, others, and their situation), and support (from relationships, health care systems, and education). These findings illuminate positive aspects of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and the role pets and social networking sites play in providing support for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

  8. Multi-level assessment of chronic toxicity of estuarine sediments with the amphipod Gammarus locusta: II. Organism and population-level endpoints.

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    Costa, Filipe O; Neuparth, Teresa; Correia, Ana D; Costa, Maria Helena

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    This study aimed to test the performance of the amphipod Gammarus locusta (L.) in chronic sediment toxicity tests. It constitutes part of a multi-level assessment of chronic toxicity of estuarine sediments, integrating organism and population-level endpoints with biochemical markers responses. Here we account for organism and population-level effects, while biomarker responses were reported in a companion article. Five moderately contaminated sediments from Sado and Tagus estuaries were tested, comprising 3 muddy and 2 sandy sediments. These sediments either did not show acute toxicity or were diluted with control sediment as much as required to remove acute toxicity. Subsequent chronic tests consisted of 28-day exposures with survival, individual growth and reproductive traits as endpoints. Two of the muddy sediments induced higher growth rates in the amphipods, and improved reproductive traits. This was understood to be a consequence of the amount of organic matter in the sediment, which was nutritionally beneficial to the amphipods, while concurrently decreasing contaminant bioavailability. Biomarker responses did not reveal toxicant-induced stress in amphipods exposed to these sediments. One of the sandy sediments was acutely toxic at 50% dilution, but in contrast stimulated amphipod growth when diluted 75%. This was presumed to be an indication of a hormetic response. Finally the two remaining contaminated sediments showed pronounced chronic toxicity, affecting survival and reproduction. The sex ratio of survivors was highly biased towards females, and offspring production was severely impaired. The particulars of the responses of this amphipod were examined, as well as strengths versus limitations of the sediment test. This study illustrates the utility of this chronic test for toxicity assessment of contaminated estuarine sediments, with potential application all along Atlantic Europe.

  9. Diversidad, abundancia estacional y uso de hábitat de aves playeras migratorias en el estuario del Rio Gallegos (Santa Cruz

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    Florencia Anahí Becerra

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Diversidad, abundancia estacional y uso de hábitat de aves playeras migratorias en el estuario del rio Gallegos (Santa Cruz. Se presenta información sobre la condición actual de las aves playeras migratorias en un sector del estuario, adyacente a la ciudad de Río Gallegos, que está sujeto a diversos cambios provenientes del uso urbano. Desde marzo de 2011 a enero de 2012, se realizaron 52 visitas a 5 estaciones de muestreo, recorriéndose transectas perpendiculares a la costa. La diversidad específica fue mayor en primavera, superando en más del doble al resto de las estaciones. Del análisis comparativo entre los resultados obtenidos y estudios previos, surgió que la riqueza específica no presentó cambios, manteniéndose entre 8/9 especies. Los cambios más notables en la comunidad no obstante, se presentaron en la abundancia máxima por especie y uso del hábitat, excepto el Ostrero Austral que mantuvo su abundancia, resultando dominante (Frecuencia de Ocurrencia= 92%. El resto de las especies disminuyeron drásticamente el uso del área, como el Playerito Rabadilla Blanca (99%, Becasa de Mar (96,3% y Playero Rojizo (97,4%, en relación a registros históricos de 1997/99. Los hábitats más utilizados fueron el sustrato limo-arcilloso y el arenoso, mientras que la marisma fue la de menor uso, a pesar de que existen reportes anteriores de uso frecuente por varias especies. Se discuten las posibles causas de estos cambios y se efectúan recomendaciones, como la necesidad de mantener un mosaico de diferentes tipos de hábitats, la estructura del sustrato y la Reserva Costera Urbana, siendo necesario la planificación y estudio previo ante cualquier acción antrópica que altere el natural equilibrio erosivo-sedimentario de estos frágiles ecosistemas.

  10. La Ley argentina de Migraciones en el contexto del Multiculturalismo: La presencia de caracteres culturales en las políticas migratorias a partir de 2004

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo reflexiona sobre las transformaciones de la normativa migratoria argentina entre 2004-2014. Se analizan los preceptos legales dictados con posterioridad a la promulgación de la Ley de Migraciones N.25.871/04, observando la presencia de caracteres culturales en las mismas, y el fomento de principios de interculturalidad en la sociedad argentina. Además, se examina si se ha contemplado una alternativa a la representación de una identidad nacional homogénea instituida a partir de la demarcación del Estado Moderno.Por otra parte, se pone a consideración la estructura orgánica de la institución estatal responsable de la cultura a nivel nacional, comprobando la incorporación de los principios multiculturalistas en sus objetivos. Para concluir, se verifican las tareas pendientes para el cumplimiento de la ley; y se indaga sobre la pertinencia de estas políticas para la interpretación de la realidad cultural argentina.

  11. POLÍTICA MIGRATORIA Y DELITOS: EXPULSIÓN POR CAUSAS PENALES Y DERECHOS BAJO LA ACTUAL LEY ARGENTINA DE MIGRACIONES

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    Lila García

    Full Text Available Resumen En este trabajo presento algunos hallazgos de la investigación doctoral sobre la implementación de la política migratoria argentina a través del poder judicial: los casos de expulsiones por delitos, utilizando como fuente principal los expedientes cuya causa de expulsión fuera penal. Primero, planteo el diferente régimen legal de la expulsión de personas “ingresantes” y de “residentes”; luego, listo los casos encontrados con los elementos (cantidad de años de condena, existencia de familia, año de ingreso, etc. que permitirán analizar el balance entre la condena penal, la expulsión, y los derechos (ej. a la reunificación familiar. Entre las conclusiones, considero que la expulsión luego de cumplida la condena es una sanción que menoscaba el principio denon bis in idem y que en casi todos los casos la persona fue tratada como “ingresante”, inhabilitando así la revisión judicial.

  12. La práctica del fútbol entre mujeres bolivianas en Sevilla. Redes sociales, trayectorias migratorias y relaciones de género

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    Juliane Müller

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    Full Text Available Los inmigrados en España, especialmente de países andinos, han constituido un movimiento asociativoemergente que ha tomado cuerpo en ligas autogestionadas de fútbol y futsal. En dichas ligas la participaciónfemenina es significativa. ¿Cómo entender esta práctica deportiva de las mujeres? Este artículo se centra enel estudio de redes migratorias, sociales y laborales para entender la práctica del fútbol y su influencia en lasrelaciones de género. Su objetivo es analizar las estrategias de los migrantes y explicar cómo las redes migratoriasy sociales de arribo han incidido en la formación y potencialidad de este espacio, así como en el desenvolvimientode los equipos; ejemplificado, en este caso, en el equipo Bolivia de Sevilla donde la autoraparticipó como etnógrafa-jugadora. Con tal fin, se ha utilizado un enfoque empírico, social y procesual queme ha permitido analizar los cambios en el deporte como proceso paralelo al avance de las trayectoriasmigratorias y de las relaciones de pareja.

  13. Culturas migratorias en el Caribe colombiano: El caso de los isleños raizales de las islas de Old Providence y Santa Catalina

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    Ana Isabel Márquez Pérez

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    Full Text Available Las migraciones caribeñas han sido ampliamente documentadas, especialmente desde visiones económicas y demográficas que enfatizan los aspectos negativos que estas causan en individuos y sociedades. Sin embargo, desde las ciencias humanas se ha difundido el concepto de culturas migratorias para analizarlas . El eje central es que, más allá de un fenómeno de tipo económico, ligado a superpoblación y desempleo , la movilidad caribeña puede entenderse como una tradición cultural que se ha convertido en un modo de vida legitimado por generaciones de migrantes, permitiendo la viabilidad de estas sociedades. Este concepto supone la movilidad constante a manera de migraciones temporales utilizadas como estrategias económicas básicas, así como mecanismos socioculturales que facilitan y perpetúan esta práctica. Este seria el caso de los habitantes de Providencia y Santa Catalina en el territorio de habla inglesa en el Caribe colombiano, quienes poseen una larga historia de migraciones que continúan hasta hoy y que constituyen una forma de vida. Este documento resulta de investigaciones realizadas tanto en las islas como con migrantes en Bogotá, entre 2004 y 2011, en las cuales se abordaron diversos temas, incluyendo el papel de las migraciones en la vida de estos isleños, las memorias y las percepciones sobre las mismas.

  14. Endometrial carcinoma occuring from polycystic ovary disease : A case report

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    Seong, Su Ok; Jeon, Woo Ki [Inje Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Endometrial carcinoma usually occurs in postmenopausal women ; less than 5% occurs in women under the age of 40. Up to one quarter of endometrial carcinoma patients below this age have PCO(polycystic ovary disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome). The increased incidence of endometrial carcinoma in patients with PCO is related to chronic estrogenic stimulation. We report MR imaging in one case of endometrial carcinoma occuring in a 23 year old woman with PCO and had complained of hypermenorrhea for about three years. On T2-weighted MR image the endometrial cavity was seen to be distended with protruded endometrial masses of intermediate signal intensity, and the junctional zone was disrupted beneath the masses. Both ovaries were best seen on T2-weighted MR imaging and showed multiple small peripheral cysts and low signal-intensity central stroma.

  15. Value of qualitative research in polycystic ovary syndrome

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    Ma Hongxia; Liang Huiling; Gao Jingshu; Ma Hongli; Liu Jianping; Ng Hungyu Ernest; Billhult Annika

    2014-01-01

    Objective This article aims to introduce the benefits of qualitative research and to discuss how such research can be applied to the study of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Data sources Relevant articles were published in English as of May 2013 from Pubmed.Terms "polycystic ovary syndrome/PCOS,qualitative research and methodology" were used for searching.Study selection Articles studying PCOS with qualitative methods were reviewed.Articles associated with the use of qualitative research in clinical research were cited.Results Six qualitative studies related to PCOS were found in the literature search.These studies addressed different aspects in PCOS women including their womanhood,lived experience,information need,and experience of treatment with acupuncture.Five of these six studies used phenomenology as guiding theory.Conclusion Quantitative research has been the dominant approach in the field so far,qualitative research is relevant to the advancement of PCOS.

  16. Polycystic ovary syndrome: current status and future perspective.

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    Barthelmess, Erin K; Naz, Rajesh K

    2014-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a widespread reproductive disorder that encompasses many associated health conditions and has an impact on various metabolic processes. PCOS is depicted by hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and anovulation. It increases the risk of insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The etiology of the disease remains unclear, and the subjective phenotype makes a united diagnosis difficult among physicians. It seems to be a familial genetic syndrome caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It can be linked with metabolic disorders in first-degree family members. PCOS is the cause of up to 30% of infertility in couples seeking treatment. Currently, there is no cure for PCOS. Despite the growing incidence of this syndrome, limited research has been done that encompasses the entirety of PCOS spectrum. In this review, the current status and possible future perspective will be discussed.

  17. Polycystic ovary syndrome: current status and future perspective

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    Barthelmess, Erin K.; Naz, Rajesh K.

    2015-01-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a widespread reproductive disorder that encompasses many associated health conditions and has an impact on various metabolic processes. PCOS is depicted by hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries, and anovulation. It increases the risk of insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The etiology of the disease remains unclear, and the subjective phenotype makes a united diagnosis difficult among physicians. It seems to be a familial genetic syndrome caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It can be linked with metabolic disorders in first-degree family members. PCOS is the cause of up to 30% of infertility in couples seeking treatment. Currently, there is no cure for PCOS. Despite the growing incidence of this syndrome, limited research has been done that encompasses the entirety of PCOS spectrum. In this review, the current status and possible future perspective will be discussed. PMID:24389146

  18. Orexin A expression in the ovary of dog and cat.

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    Levanti, M; Germanà, A; Abbate, F

    2015-04-01

    Orexin A and B, also known as hypocretin A and B, are hypothalamic neuropeptides arising from a precursor to the 130 amino acid, called pre-pro orexin. They are synthesized mainly in lateral and posterior hypothalamus and are involved in different functions such as regulation of food intake and energy balance. Orexins and orexin receptors were previously described also in different tissues and organs outside the brain. The aim of this study was to demonstrate by means of the immunofluorescence technique, the presence of orexin A in the ovary of cat and dog, to support the hypothesis of the role of this substance also at the level of the female genital system. The presence of orexin A in the ovary either in dog or in cat is in agreement with previous data on the presence and role of orexins in the female genital system of other species.

  19. Phosphatidylinositide-3 kinase: a newer molecular target in metabolic and hormonal pathway of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Shah, K N; Patel, S S

    2014-05-01

    Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by hyperandrogenemia, hyperinsulinemia and/or abnormal ovulation, which are the 3 main consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome. The occurrence of polycystic ovary syndrome is higher and 1 out of 45 women gets affected by this disorder. The pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome is very unique, and many hormonal and metabolic changes occur at molecular level. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects multiple organ systems within the body, which is caused by insensitivity to the hormone insulin. The target organs of insulin action are skeletal muscles, adipose tissue, fibroblasts where metabolic actions of insulin take place. In polycystic ovary syndrome condition, due to insulin resistance, the actions like glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis gets declined along with exhibiting steroidogenic effect in ovaries. The action of phophatidylinositide-3 kinase varies in different tissues. It plays major role in several kinases. The inhibition and activation of phophatidylinositide-3 kinase in different tissues results in differential outcomes. The inhibition of phophatidylinositide-3 kinase in ovary leads to decreased androgen synthesis and the activation affects the positive actions of insulin like glucose uptake. Targeting the hyperandrogenemia of polycystic ovary syndrome, we can get more ameliorating action in polycystic ovary syndrome because glucose uptake, which is mediated by phophatidylinositide-3 kinase activation, is not much altered during polycystic ovary syndrome as much as the androgen levels in polycystic ovary syndrome. Therefore, it is beneficial to control the androgen level. Thus, phophatidylinositide-3 kinase inhibition can be a promising target in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

  20. Transcriptome Analysis Identifies Key Candidate Genes Mediating Purple Ovary Coloration in Asiatic Hybrid Lilies

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    Xu, Leifeng; Yang, Panpan; Yuan, Suxia; Feng, Yayan; Xu, Hua; Cao, Yuwei; Ming, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Lily tepals have a short lifespan. Once the tepals senesce, the ornamental value of the flower is lost. Some cultivars have attractive purple ovaries and fruits which greatly enhance the ornamental value of Asiatic hybrid lilies. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of anthocyanin biosynthesis in Asiatic hybrid lily ovaries. To investigate the transcriptional network that governs purple ovary coloration in Asiatic hybrid lilies, we obtained transcriptome data from green ovaries (S1) and purple ovaries (S2) of Asiatic “Tiny Padhye”. Comparative transcriptome analysis revealed 4228 differentially expressed genes. Differential expression analysis revealed that ten unigenes including four CHS genes, one CHI gene, one F3H gene, one F3′H gene, one DFR gene, one UFGT gene, and one 3RT gene were significantly up-regulated in purple ovaries. One MYB gene, LhMYB12-Lat, was identified as a key transcription factor determining the distribution of anthocyanins in Asiatic hybrid lily ovaries. Further qPCR results showed unigenes related to anthocyanin biosynthesis were highly expressed in purple ovaries of three purple-ovaried Asiatic hybrid lilies at stages 2 and 3, while they showed an extremely low level of expression in ovaries of three green-ovaried Asiatic hybrid lilies during all developmental stages. In addition, shading treatment significantly decreased pigment accumulation by suppressing the expression of several unigenes related to anthocyanin biosynthesis in ovaries of Asiatic “Tiny Padhye”. Lastly, a total of 15,048 Simple Sequence Repeats (SSRs) were identified in 13,710 sequences, and primer pairs for SSRs were designed. The results could further our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of anthocyanin biosynthesis in Asiatic hybrid lily ovaries. PMID:27879624