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Functional analysis of TcCTLP-5C2, a chymotrypsin-like serine protease needed for molting in Tribolium castaneum.

Albaum D, Broehan G, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Jul;86:20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2017.05.002. Epub 2017 May 15.


In Vitro and In Vivo Studies on the Structural Organization of Chs3 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Gohlke S, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Mar 25;18(4). pii: E702. doi: 10.3390/ijms18040702.


Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta.

Kanost MR, Arrese EL, Cao X, Chen YR, Chellapilla S, Goldsmith MR, Grosse-Wilde E, Heckel DG, Herndon N, Jiang H, Papanicolaou A, Qu J, Soulages JL, Vogel H, Walters J, Waterhouse RM, Ahn SJ, Almeida FC, An C, Aqrawi P, Bretschneider A, Bryant WB, Bucks S, Chao H, Chevignon G, Christen JM, Clarke DF, Dittmer NT, Ferguson LCF, Garavelou S, Gordon KHJ, Gunaratna RT, Han Y, Hauser F, He Y, Heidel-Fischer H, Hirsh A, Hu Y, Jiang H, Kalra D, Klinner C, König C, Kovar C, Kroll AR, Kuwar SS, Lee SL, Lehman R, Li K, Li Z, Liang H, Lovelace S, Lu Z, Mansfield JH, McCulloch KJ, Mathew T, Morton B, Muzny DM, Neunemann D, Ongeri F, Pauchet Y, Pu LL, Pyrousis I, Rao XJ, Redding A, Roesel C, Sanchez-Gracia A, Schaack S, Shukla A, Tetreau G, Wang Y, Xiong GH, Traut W, Walsh TK, Worley KC, Wu D, Wu W, Wu YQ, Zhang X, Zou Z, Zucker H, Briscoe AD, Burmester T, Clem RJ, Feyereisen R, Grimmelikhuijzen CJP, Hamodrakas SJ, Hansson BS, Huguet E, Jermiin LS, Lan Q, Lehman HK, Lorenzen M, Merzendorfer H, Michalopoulos I, Morton DB, Muthukrishnan S, Oakeshott JG, Palmer W, Park Y, Passarelli AL, Rozas J, Schwartz LM, Smith W, Southgate A, Vilcinskas A, Vogt R, Wang P, Werren J, Yu XQ, Zhou JJ, Brown SJ, Scherer SE, Richards S, Blissard GW.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 Sep;76:118-147. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.07.005. Epub 2016 Aug 12.


Biosynthesis, Turnover, and Functions of Chitin in Insects.

Zhu KY, Merzendorfer H, Zhang W, Zhang J, Muthukrishnan S.

Annu Rev Entomol. 2016;61:177-96. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023933. Review.


Chitin is a necessary component to maintain the barrier function of the peritrophic matrix in the insect midgut.

Kelkenberg M, Odman-Naresh J, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2015 Jan;56:21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.11.005. Epub 2014 Nov 20.


High resolution genetic mapping uncovers chitin synthase-1 as the target-site of the structurally diverse mite growth inhibitors clofentezine, hexythiazox and etoxazole in Tetranychus urticae.

Demaeght P, Osborne EJ, Odman-Naresh J, Grbić M, Nauen R, Merzendorfer H, Clark RM, Van Leeuwen T.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2014 Aug;51:52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 May 22.


Two essential peritrophic matrix proteins mediate matrix barrier functions in the insect midgut.

Agrawal S, Kelkenberg M, Begum K, Steinfeld L, Williams CE, Kramer KJ, Beeman RW, Park Y, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2014 Jun;49:24-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Mar 26.


A lepidopteran-specific gene family encoding valine-rich midgut proteins.

Odman-Naresh J, Duevel M, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

PLoS One. 2013 Nov 29;8(11):e82015. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082015. eCollection 2013.


A new clock for molting.

Merzendorfer H.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Nov 1;216(Pt 21):vi. No abstract available.


Chitin synthesis inhibitors: old molecules and new developments.

Merzendorfer H.

Insect Sci. 2013 Apr;20(2):121-38. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2012.01535.x. Epub 2012 Jul 5. Review.


Insect-derived chitinases.

Merzendorfer H.

Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol. 2013;136:19-50. doi: 10.1007/10_2013_207.


Functional analysis of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter gene family of Tribolium castaneum.

Broehan G, Kroeger T, Lorenzen M, Merzendorfer H.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Jan 16;14:6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-6.


Microcompartments within the yeast plasma membrane.

Merzendorfer H, Heinisch JJ.

Biol Chem. 2013 Feb;394(2):189-202. doi: 10.1515/hsz-2012-0241. Review.


Population bulk segregant mapping uncovers resistance mutations and the mode of action of a chitin synthesis inhibitor in arthropods.

Van Leeuwen T, Demaeght P, Osborne EJ, Dermauw W, Gohlke S, Nauen R, Grbic M, Tirry L, Merzendorfer H, Clark RM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Mar 20;109(12):4407-12. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200068109. Epub 2012 Mar 5.


Genomic and proteomic studies on the effects of the insect growth regulator diflubenzuron in the model beetle species Tribolium castaneum.

Merzendorfer H, Kim HS, Chaudhari SS, Kumari M, Specht CA, Butcher S, Brown SJ, Manak JR, Beeman RW, Kramer KJ, Muthukrishnan S.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2012 Apr;42(4):264-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2011.12.008. Epub 2011 Dec 28.


The cellular basis of chitin synthesis in fungi and insects: common principles and differences.

Merzendorfer H.

Eur J Cell Biol. 2011 Sep;90(9):759-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2011.04.014. Epub 2011 Jun 22. Review.


Ammonia uptake in Manduca sexta midgut is mediated by an amiloride sensitive cation/proton exchanger: Transport studies and mRNA expression analysis of NHE7, 9, NHE8, and V-ATPase (subunit D).

Blaesse AK, Broehan G, Meyer H, Merzendorfer H, Weihrauch D.

Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2010 Dec;157(4):364-76. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.08.004. Epub 2010 Aug 7.


A novel role of the yeast CaaX protease Ste24 in chitin synthesis.

Meissner D, Odman-Naresh J, Vogelpohl I, Merzendorfer H.

Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Jul 15;21(14):2425-33. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E10-01-0080. Epub 2010 May 26.


Bowman-Birk proteinase inhibitor from Cajanus cajan seeds: purification, characterization, and insecticidal properties.

Prasad ER, Merzendorfer H, Madhurarekha C, Dutta-Gupta A, Padmasree K.

J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Mar 10;58(5):2838-47. doi: 10.1021/jf903675d.


Chymotrypsin-like peptidases from Tribolium castaneum: a role in molting revealed by RNA interference.

Broehan G, Arakane Y, Beeman RW, Kramer KJ, Muthukrishnan S, Merzendorfer H.

Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2010 Mar;40(3):274-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.10.009. Epub 2009 Nov 6.


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