Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology (Arch Insect Biochem Physiol)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America, Wiley

Journal description

Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology is an international journal that publishes articles in English that are of interest to insect biochemists and physiologists. Generally these articles will be in or related to one of the following subject areas: Endocrinology Development Neurobiology Behavior Pharmacology Nutrition Carbohydrates Lipids Enzymes Proteins Peptides Nucleic Acids Molecular Biology Toxicology. ARCHIVES will publish only original articles. Articles that are confirmatory in nature or deal with analytical methods previously described will not be accepted.

Current impact factor: 1.02

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.021
2013 Impact Factor 1.16
2012 Impact Factor 1.515
2011 Impact Factor 1.361
2010 Impact Factor 1.564
2009 Impact Factor 1.381
2008 Impact Factor 1.274
2007 Impact Factor 1.345
2006 Impact Factor 1.474
2005 Impact Factor 1.827
2004 Impact Factor 1.173
2003 Impact Factor 1.8
2002 Impact Factor 1.525
2001 Impact Factor 1.268
2000 Impact Factor 1.159
1999 Impact Factor 1.28
1998 Impact Factor 1.364
1997 Impact Factor 1.246
1996 Impact Factor 1.473
1995 Impact Factor 1.716
1994 Impact Factor 1.669
1993 Impact Factor 1.285
1992 Impact Factor 1.5

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.34
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.42
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology website
Other titles Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology., Supplement., Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology (Online), Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology, Insect biochemistry and physiology
ISSN 1520-6327
OCLC 43007046
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Differential expression of the proteasome alpha6 (prosalpha6) was previously reported between Plutella xylostella strains that are resistant or susceptible to the pesticide deltamethrin (DM). This finding indicated that the prosalpha6 may be involved in DM resistance. In this article, qPCR analysis revealed that the prosalpha6 was also significantly upregulated in Drosophila Kc cells treated with DM. To better understand the contribution of prosalpha6 in DM resistance, RNA interference, heterologous expression, and a proteasome inhibitor (MG-132) were used. MG-132 was used to suppress proteasomal activity, and the dsRNA was designed to block the function of prosalpha6. The results indicated that both MG-132 and prosalpha6 knockdown decreased the cellular viability following DM treatment. Prosalpha6 was cloned and transfected into Drosophila Kc cells. The result showed that overexpression of prosalpha6 in Drosophila Kc cells conferred some protection against DM. Taken together, our results indicate that prosalpha6 is involved in Drosophila cells DM resistance.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: 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.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: The physiology and metabolism of poikilothermic insects are under the control of environmental temperature. Temperature is the primary cue for the circadian rhythm. Reports on the timing mechanisms of temperature in lepidopterans are limited. This study used Bombyx mori BmN ovarian cells to investigate the effect of temperature on expression of the main circadian clock genes in a negative feedback loop. A 37°C, 30-min high-temperature stimulation induced transcription of the circadian clock genes Cry1, Cry2, Per, and Tim. The gene expression profiles showed rhythmic oscillations, with shortened oscillatory periods for Cry1 and altered oscillatory phases for Cry1 and Per. Cyclical increases in temperature of 2°C starting at 26°C, 5°C starting at 20 or 25°C, or 10°C starting at 20°C induced cyclical changes in expression and protein from the four circadian clock genes. Cyclical temperature changes with a difference of 10°C had the most influence. In conclusion, cyclical changes in temperature with differences from 2 to 10°C reset and synchronized the circadian clock of silkworm BmN cells. Transcription of the genes for and protein from Cry2 and Per showed a better reset and synchronization with cyclical temperature changes.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: A male Drosophila that is not successful in courtship will reduce his courtship efforts in the next encounter with a female. This courtship suppression persists for more than 1 h in wild-type males. The Btk29A(ficP) mutant males null for the Btk29A type 2 isoform, a fly homolog of the nonreceptor tyrosine kinase Btk, show no courtship suppression, while Btk29A hypomorphic males exhibit a rapid decline in courtship suppression, leading to its complete loss within 30 min. The males of a revertant stock or Btk29A(ficP) males that are also mutant for parkas, a gene encoding the presumptive negative regulator of Btk29A, exhibit normal courtship suppression. Since another behavioral assay has shown that Btk29A(ficP) mutants are sensitization-defective, we hypothesize that the mutant flies are unable to maintain the neural excitation state acquired by experience, resulting in the rapid loss of courtship suppression.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: RNA interference (RNAi) has been widely used for investigating gene function in many nonmodel insect species. Parental RNAi causes gene knockdown in the next generation through the administration of double-strand RNA (dsRNA) to the mother generation. In this study, we demonstrate that parental RNAi mediated gene silencing is effective in determining the gene function of the cuticle and the salivary glands in green rice leafhopper (GRH), Nephotettix cincticeps (Uhler). Injection of dsRNA of NcLac2 (9 ng/female) to female parents caused a strong knockdown of laccase-2 gene of first instar nymphs, which eventually led to high mortality rates and depigmentation of side lines on the body. The effects of parental RNAi on the mortality of the nymphs were maintained through 12-14 days after the injections. We also confirmed the effectiveness of parental RNAi induced silencing on the gene expressed in the salivary gland, the gene product of which is passed from instar to instar. The parental RNAi method can be used to examine gene function by phenotyping many offspring nymphs with injection of dsRNA into a small number of parent females, and may be applicable to high-efficiency determination of gene functions in this species.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs) are intracellular receptors of the immunosuppressant FK506 and play important roles in the correct folding of new proteins and the self-assembly of biological macromolecules. FKBP12 is a member of the FKBP family that is widely expressed and highly conserved in many species. In this study, we identified the complete cDNA sequence encoding the FKBP12 ortholog in Bombyx mori, named Bm-FKBP12B (GenBank accession no. DQ443423). Multiple-sequence alignment among different species revealed a high similarity among FKBP12 paralogs and orthologs. Bioinformatics analysis of the Bm-FKBP12B gene showed that it is located on chromosome 20 and consists of three exons and two introns. We cloned, expressed, and purified the Bm-FKBP12B protein in Escherichia coli and generated a specific polyclonal antibody against Bm-FKBP12B. The real-time quantitative reverse-transcription (qRT) PCR and Western blotting results showed that Bm-FKBP12B was present throughout all of the development stages, but it was abundant in the adult and embryo stages. Bm-FKBP12B expression was higher in the silk gland and gut, suggesting that it might play important roles in regulating gene expression in the silk gland and during silk fiber formation. Bm-FKBP12B protein was distributed in the cytoplasm, nucleus, and nuclear membrane.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) act in insect olfactory processes. OBPs are expressed in the olfactory organs and serve in binding and transport of hydrophobic odorants through the sensillum lymph to olfactory receptor neurons within the antennal sensilla. In this study, three OBP genes were cloned from the antennal transcriptome database of Grapholita molesta via reverse-transcription PCR. Recombinant GmolOBPs (rGmolOBPs) were expressed in a prokaryotic expression system and enriched via Ni ion affinity chromatography. The binding properties of the three rGmolOBPs to four sex pheromones and 30 host-plant volatiles were investigated in fluorescence ligand-binding assays. The results demonstrated that rGmolOBP8, rGmolOBP11, and rGmolOBP15 exhibited high binding affinities with the major sex pheromone components (E)-8-dodecenyl acetate, (Z)-8-dodecenyl alcohol, and dodecanol. The volatiles emitted from peach and pear, decanal, butyl hexanoate, and α-ocimene, also showed binding affinities to rGmolOBP8 and rGmolOBP11. Hexanal, heptanal, and α-pinene showed strong binding affinities to rGmolOBP15. Results of the electrophysiological recording experiments and previous behavior bioassays indicated that adult insects had strong electroantennogram and behavioral responses toward butyl hexanoate, hexanal, and heptanal. We infer that the GmolOBP8 and GmolOBP11 have dual functions in perception and recognition of host-plant volatiles and sex pheromones, while GmolOBP15 was mainly involved in plant volatile odorants' perception.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: Silkworm is an important economic insect and the model species for Lepidoptera. The midgut of silkworm is an important physiological barrier, as its peritrophic membrane (PM) can resist pathogen invasion. In this study, a silkworm midgut cDNA library was constructed in order to identify silkworm PM genes. The capacity of the initial library was 6.92 × 10(6) pfu/ml, along with a recombination rate of 92.14% and a postamplification titer of 4.10 × 10(9) pfu/ml. Three silkworm PM protein genes were obtained by immunoscreening, two of which were chitin-binding protein (CBP) genes and one of which was a chitin deacetylase (CDA) gene as revealed by sequence analysis. Three genes were named BmCBP02, BmCBP13, and BmCDA17, and their ORF sizes are 678, 1,029, and 645 bp, respectively; all of them contain sequences of chitin-binding domains. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that BmCBP02 has the highest consensus with Mamestra configurata CBP at 61.0%; BmCBP13 has the highest consensus with Loxostege sticticalis PM CBP at 53.35%; BmCDA17 has the highest consensus with Helicoverpa armigera CDA5a at 70.83%. Tissue transcriptional analysis revealed that all three genes were specifically expressed in the midgut, and during the developmental process of fifth-instar silkworms, the transcription of all the genes showed an upward trend. This study laid a foundation for further studies on the functions of silkworm PM genes.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: Little is known concerning the sites and the ratios of the lipase secretions in insects, therefore we undertook an examination of the lipase secretion of fed and unfed adult female Gryllus bimaculatus. The ratio of triacylglyceride lipase, diacylglyceride lipase, and phosphatidylcholine lipase secreted by fed females in the caecum and ventriculus is 1:1.4:0.4. These activities decrease in the caecum by 30-40% in unfed females. The total lipase activity (TLA) in the caecum is about 10 times that in the ventriculus. Minimal lipase secretion occurs before and during the final moult, and remains at this level in unfed crickets, indicating a basal secretion rate. In 2-day-old fed females, about 10% of the TLA in the entire gut is found in the crop, about 70% in the caecum, 20% in the ventriculus, and 3% in the ileum. Lipases in the ventriculus are recycled back to the caecum and little is lost in the feces. Oleic acid stimulated in vitro lipase secretion, but lipids did not. Feeding stimulated lipase secretion, starvation reduced lipase secretion, but this does not prove a direct prandal regulation of secretion, because feeding also induced a size and volume increase of the caecum.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: Argonaute (AGO) proteins are essential catalytic components of the RNA-induced silencing complex and play central roles in RNA interference. Using a combination of bioinformatics and rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) methods, putative AGO subfamily members, ls-AGO1 and ls-AGO2, were cloned and characterized from the small brown planthopper, Laodelphax striatellus. The open reading frame (ORF) of ls-AGO1 is 2,820 bp long, encoding a putative protein of 939 amino acid residues, and ls-AGO2 contains an ORF of 2,490 bp, encoding 829 amino acid residues. The expected conserved PAZ and PIWI domains, and the conserved Asp-Asp-His (DDH) catalytic triad motif in the PIWI domain were observed in both ls-AGO1 and ls-AGO2. Reverse transcription-qPCR (RT-qPCR) results showed that both ls-AGO1 and ls-AGO2 were expressed in all developmental stages of L. striatellus with highest mRNA abundance in eggs. Expression of ls-AGO1 and ls-AGO2 was significantly decreased in adult insects in response to acquisition of rice black-streaked dwarf virus by second instar nymphs. mRNA expression of ls-AGO1 was significantly downregulated in response to low and high temperatures, but expression of ls-AGO2 was only affected by low temperature. ls-AGO1 and ls-AGO2 were initially downregulated when insects were transferred from rice to maize and to the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon, but expression showed partial or complete recovery 7 days after transfer. These results document that AGO subfamily members of L. striatellus are ubiquitously expressed at different developmental stages and respond to various stresses. Thus, AGO subfamily may act in regulating the stress-response of L. striatellus by controlling related gene expression.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: Juvenile hormone diol kinase (JHDK) is an enzyme involved in JH degradation. In the present article, a putative JHDK cDNA (LdJHDK) was cloned from the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata. The cDNA consists of 814 bp, containing a 555 bp open reading frame encoding a 184 amino acid protein. LdJHDK reveals a high degree of identity to the previously reported insect JHDKs. It possesses three conserved purine nucleotide-binding elements, and contains three EF-hand motifs (helix-loop-helix structural domains). LdJHDK mRNA was mainly detected in hindgut and Malpighian tubules. Besides, a trace amount of LdJHDK mRNA was also found in thoracic muscles, brain-corpora cardiaca-corpora allata complex, foregut, midgut, ventral ganglia, fat body, epidermis, and hemocytes. Moreover, LdJHDK was expressed throughout all developmental stages. Within the first, second, and third larval instar, the expression levels of LdJHDK were higher just before and right after the molt, and were lower in the intermediate instar. In the fourth larval instar, the highest peak of LdJHDK occurred 56 h after ecdysis. Ingestion of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) against LdJHDK successfully knocked down the target gene, increased JH titer, and significantly upregulated LdKr-h1 mRNA level. Knockdown of LdJHDK significantly impaired adult emergence. Thus, we provide a line of experimental evidence in L. decemlineata to support that LdJHDK encodes function protein involved in JH degradation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology