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Insects obtain energy and nutrients via feeding to support growth and development. The insulin signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of feeding; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we show that insulin signaling regulates food intake via crosstalk with...

Authors
Lin XianYu; Yu Na; Smagghe, G.
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication
Peptides, 2016, 80, pp 89-95
CAB ReviewFull Text

Alpha-amylase inhibitors (α-Als) belong to the family of defence proteins which impede the digestion through their action on digestive α-amylases. These inhibitors have natural roles in the control of endogenous α-amylase activity or in defence against pathogens and pests. Certain inhibitors have...

Date
March 2016
Subjects
alpha-amylase; defence mechanisms; enzyme activity; enzyme inhibitors; enzymes; kinetics; plant pathogens; plant pests; reviews
Authors
Rimaljeet Kaur; Gupta, A. K.; Narinder Kaur
News Article

Scientists have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis...

Date
February 2014
AbstractFull Text

The use of plants genetically modified with Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) genes provides an unparalleled area wide protection to insect pests. However, the distribution and interaction of Cry toxins produced by Bt plants may impose harmful effects on non-target insects, including both...

Authors
Oliveira, A. C. B. de; Siqueira, H. Á. A. de; Wanderley-Teixeira, V.; Teixeira, Á. A. C.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Bulletin of Insectology, 2016, 69, 1, pp 143-148

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