Dr. Stephen Tobe's Virtual Laboratory

Selected Publications


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Bede, J.C., McNeil, J.N., and Tobe, S.S. 2007. The role of neuropeptides in caterpillar nutritional ecology. Peptides, 28: 185-196.

Dassanayake, R.S., Silva Gunawardene, Y.I.N., and Tobe, S.S. 2007. Evolutionary selective trends of insect/mosquito antimicrobial defensin peptides containing cysteine-stabilized α/β motifs. Peptides, 28: 62-75.

Bowser, P.R.F. and Tobe, S.S. 2007. Comparative genomic analysis of allatostatin of allatostatin-encoding (Ast) genes in Drosophila species and prediction of regulatory elements by phylogenetic footprinting. Peptides, 28: 83-93.

Stay, B. and Tobe, S.S. 2007. The Role of Allatostatins in Juvenile Hormone Synthesis in Insects and Crustaceans. Ann. Rev. Entomol., 52: 277-299.

 Chan, S.M., Hui, H.L., Tiu ,H.K., Mak , A.S.C. and Tobe, S.S. 2008.  Cloning of the lobster (Homarus americanus) vitellogenin: conservation in gene structure and expression pattern among decapods. Gen. Comp. Endocrinology., in revision.

Bendena, W.G.,  Boudreau, J.R., Papanicolaou, T.,  Maltby, M., Tobe, S.S., Chin-Sang, I.D. 2008. A Caenorhabditis elegans allatostatin/galanin-like receptor NPR-9 inhibits local search behavior in response to feeding cues. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 105:1339-1342

 Burtenshaw, S., Su, P.P., Zhang, J.R., Tobe, S.S., Dayton, L., Bendena, W.G. 2008. A putative farnesoic acid o-methyltransferase (FAMeT) orthologue in Drosophila melanogaster (CG10527): Relationship to juvenile hormone biosynthesis? Peptides, 29: 242-251.

Hui, J.H.L., Tobe, S.S., Chan, S.M. 2008. Characterization of the putative farnesoic acid O-methyltransferase (LvFAMeT) cDNA from white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei: Evidence for its role in molting. Peptides, 29:252-260.

Lungchukiet, P., Donly, B.C., Zhang, J.R., Tobe, S.S., Bendena, W.G. 2008. Molecular cloning and characterization of an allatostatin-like receptor in the cockroach Diploptera punctata. Peptides, 29: 276-285.

Lungchukiet, P., Zhang, J.R.,  Tobe ,S.S., Bendena, W.G. 2008. Quantification of allatostatin receptor mRNA levels in the cockroach, Diploptera punctata, using Real-time PCR. J. Insect Physiology, 54: 981-987.

 Lenkic, L., Wolfe, J., Chang, B.S.W., Tobe, S.S. 2008. Endocrine and reproductive differences and genetic divergence in two populations of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. J. Insect Physiology, 54: 931-938.

Clark, L., Lange, A.B., Zhang, J.R., Tobe, S.S. 2008. The roles of Dippu-allatostatin in the modulation of hormone release in Locusta migratoria. J. Insect Physiology, 54: 949-958.

Hult, E.F., Weadick, C.J., Chang, B.S.W., Tobe, S.S. 2008. Reconstruction of ancestral FGLamide-type insect allatostatins: a novel approach to the study of allatostatin function and evolution. J. Insect Physiology, 54: 959-968.

Yagi, K.J., Elliott K.L., Teesch, L., Tobe,S.S., Stay, B. 2008.  Isolation of cockroach Phe-Gly-Leu-amide allatostatins from the termite Reticulitermes flavipes and their effect on juvenile hormone synthesis. J. Insect Physiology, 54: 939-938.

Tiu, H.K.S., Hui, H.L., Tsukimura, B., Tobe, S.S., He, J.G., Chan, S.M. 2009.  Cloning and expression study of the lobster (Homarus americanus) vitellogenin: conservation in gene structure and expression pattern among decapods. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 160: 36-46.

Kaskani, C., Poulos, C.P., Zhang, J.R., Tobe, S.S. 2009. The synthesis and biological activity of linear and cyclic analogues of the two diuretic peptides of Diploptera punctata. Peptides, 30: 603-607.

Rankin, S.M., TeBrugge, V.A., Murray, J.A., Schuler, A.M., Tobe, S.S. 2009. Effects of selected neuropeptides, mating status and castration on male reproductive tract movements and immunolocalization of neuropeptides in earwigs. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part A. 152: 83-90.

Martinez-Perez, F., Bendena, W.G., Chang, B.S.W., Tobe, S.S. 2009. FGLamide Allatostatin genes in Arthropoda: Introns early or late? Peptides, 30: 1241-1248.

Kai, Z.F., Huang, J., Tobe, S.S. and Yang, X.L. 2009. A potential insect growth regulator: Synthesis and bioactivity of an allatostatin mimic. Peptides, 30: 1249-1253.

Lenkic, L., Tiu, H.K.S., Tobe, S.S. 2009. Suppression of JH biosynthesis by JH analog treatment: mechanism of suppression and roles of allatostatins and nervous connections in the cockroach Diploptera punctata. J. Insect Physiol., 55: 967-975.

Tiu, S.H.K., Chan, S.M., Tobe, S.S. 2010. The effects of farnesoic acid and 20-hydroxyecdysone on vitellogenin gene expression in the lobster, Homarus americanus, and possible roles in the reproductive process. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 166: 337-345.

Hui, J.H.L., Hayward, A., Bendena, W.G., Takahashi, T., Tobe. S.S. 2010. Evolution and functional divergence of enzymes involved in sesquiterpenoid hormone biosynthesis in crustaceans and insects. Peptides, 31: 451-455.

Kai, Z.F., Huang, J. Xie, Y., Tobe, S.S. Ling, Y., Zhang L., Zhao, Y.C., Yang, X.L. 2010. Synthesis, Biological Activity, and Hologram Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Novel Allatostatin Analogues. J. Agric. Food. Chem., 58, 26522658

Hayward, A., Takahashi, T., Bendena, W.G., Tobe, S.S., Hui, J.H.L. 2010. Comparative genomic and phylogenetic analysis of vitellogenin and other large lipid transfer proteins in metazoans. FEBS Letters, 584, Issue 6, 19, 1273-1278.

Zhang, H., Tian, L., Tobe, S.S., Xiong, Y., Wang, S., Lin, X., Liu, Y., Bendena, W.G., Li, S., Zhang, YQ. 2010. Drosophila CG10527 mutants are resistant to juvenile hormone and its analog methoprene:  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 401: 182-187.

Kai, Z.F., Xie, Y., Huang, J., Tobe, S.S., Zhang, J.R., Ling, Y., Zhang, L., Zhao, Y.C., Yang, X.L. 2011 Peptidomimetics in the Discovery of New Insect Growth Regulators: Studies on the Structure-Activity Relationships of the Core Pentapeptide Region of Allatostatins. J. Agric. Food. Chem. 59: 2478-2485.

Marchal, E., Zhang, J.R., Badisco, L., Verlinden, H., Hult, E., Van Wielendaele, P., Yagi, K.J., Tobe, S.S. Vanden Broeck, J.  2011. Final steps in juvenile hormone biosynthesis in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 41:219-227.

Xie, Y., Kai, Z.F., Tobe, S.S., Deng, X.L., Ling, Y., Wu, X.Q, Huang, J., Zhang, L., Yang, X.L. 2011. Design, synthesis and biological activity of peptidomimetic analogs of insect allatostatins. Peptides, 32: 581-586.

Martinez-Perez, F., Bendena, W.G., Chang, B.S.W., Tobe, S.S. 2011. Influence of codon usage bias on FGLamide-allatostatin mRNA secondary structure. Peptides, 32: 509-517.

Bendena, W.G., Zhang, J.R., Burtenshaw, S.M., Tobe, S.S. 2011. Evidence for differential biosynthesis of juvenile hormone (and related) sesquiterpenoids in Drosophila melanogaster Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.172: 56-61.