Bullet Blender publications: Small Organisms

Publications that involve processing of small organisms, such as insects. For experiments in which isolated tissues were processed, visit the “Other Small Animal Tissue” page.


Buck, J. C., Truong, L., & Blaustein, A. R. (2011). Predation by zooplankton on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: biological control of the deadly amphibian chytrid fungus? Biodiversity and Conservation, 20(14), 3549–3553. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-011-0147-4


Sarasamma, S., Audira, G., Juniardi, S., Sampurna, B., Lai, Y.-H., Hao, E., Chen, J.-R., & Hsiao, C.-D. (2018). Evaluation of the Effects of Carbon 60 Nanoparticle Exposure to Adult Zebrafish: A Behavioral and Biochemical Approach to Elucidate the Mechanism of Toxicity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(12), 3853. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19123853
McDougall, M. Q., Choi, J., Stevens, J. F., Truong, L., Tanguay, R. L., & Traber, M. G. (2016). Lipidomics and H218O labeling techniques reveal increased remodeling of DHA-containing membrane phospholipids associated with abnormal locomotor responses in α-tocopherol deficient zebrafish (danio rerio) embryos. Redox Biology, 8, 165–174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2016.01.004
Chatzopoulou, A., Heijmans, J. P. M., Burgerhout, E., Oskam, N., Spaink, H. P., Meijer, A. H., & Schaaf, M. J. M. (2016). Glucocorticoid-induced attenuation of the inflammatory response in zebrafish. Endocrinology, en20152050. https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2015-2050
Goodale, B. C., La Du, J., Tilton, S. C., Sullivan, C. M., Bisson, W. H., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2015). Ligand-specific transcriptional mechanisms underlie aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated developmental toxicity of oxygenated PAHs. Toxicological Sciences, kfv139. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfv139
Doldur-Balli, F., Ozel, M. N., Gulsuner, S., Tekinay, A. B., Ozcelik, T., Konu, O., & Adams, M. M. (2015). Characterization of a novel zebrafish (Danio rerio) gene, wdr81, associated with cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and dysequilibrium syndrome (CAMRQ). BMC Neuroscience, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12868-015-0229-4
Elie, M. R., Choi, J., Nkrumah-Elie, Y. M., Gonnerman, G. D., Stevens, J. F., & Tanguay, R. L. (2015). Metabolomic analysis to define and compare the effects of PAHs and oxygenated PAHs in developing zebrafish. Environmental Research, 140, 502–510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.05.009
Techer, D., Milla, S., Fontaine, P., Viot, S., & Thomas, M. (2015). Acute toxicity and sublethal effects of gallic and pelargonic acids on the zebrafish Danio rerio. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(7), 5020–5029. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4098-2
Peterman, E. M., Sullivan, C., Goody, M. F., Rodriguez-Nunez, I., Yoder, J. A., & Kim, C. H. (2015). Neutralization of Mitochondrial Superoxide by Superoxide Dismutase 2 Promotes Bacterial Clearance and Regulates Phagocyte Numbers in Zebrafish. Infection and Immunity, 83(1), 430–440. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.02245-14
van der Plas-Duivesteijn, S. J., Mohammed, Y., Dalebout, H., Meijer, A., Botermans, A., Hoogendijk, J. L., Henneman, A. A., Deelder, A. M., Spaink, H. P., & Palmblad, M. (2014). Identifying Proteins in Zebrafish Embryos Using Spectral Libraries Generated from Dissected Adult Organs and Tissues. Journal of Proteome Research, 13(3), 1537–1544. https://doi.org/10.1021/pr4010585
Tonyushkina, K. N., Shen, M.-C., Ortiz-Toro, T., & Karlstrom, R. O. (2014). Embryonic exposure to excess thyroid hormone causes thyrotrope cell death. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(1), 321–327. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI70038
Lindenburg, P. W., Ramautar, R., Jayo, R. G., Chen, D. D. Y., & Hankemeier, T. (2014). Capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry using a flow-through microvial interface for cationic metabolome analysis: CE and CEC. ELECTROPHORESIS, 35(9), 1308–1314. https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.201300357
Kim, K.-T., Zaikova, T., Hutchison, J. E., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Gold Nanoparticles Disrupt Zebrafish Eye Development and Pigmentation. Toxicological Sciences, 133(2), 275–288. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kft081
Goodale, B. C., Tilton, S. C., Corvi, M. M., Wilson, G. R., Janszen, D. B., Anderson, K. A., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Structurally distinct polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons induce differential transcriptional responses in developing zebrafish. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 272(3), 656–670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2013.04.024
Knecht, A. L., Goodale, B. C., Truong, L., Simonich, M. T., Swanson, A. J., Matzke, M. M., Anderson, K. A., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Comparative developmental toxicity of environmentally relevant oxygenated PAHs. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 271(2), 266–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2013.05.006
Saili, K. S., Tilton, S. C., Waters, K. M., & Tanguay, R. L. (2013). Global gene expression analysis reveals pathway differences between teratogenic and non-teratogenic exposure concentrations of bisphenol A and 17β-estradiol in embryonic zebrafish. Reproductive Toxicology, 38, 89–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2013.03.009
Saili, K. S., Corvi, M. M., Weber, D. N., Patel, A. U., Das, S. R., Przybyla, J., Anderson, K. A., & Tanguay, R. L. (2012). Neurodevelopmental low-dose bisphenol A exposure leads to early life-stage hyperactivity and learning deficits in adult zebrafish. Toxicology, 291(1–3), 83–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tox.2011.11.001
Noyes, P. D., Hinton, D. E., & Stapleton, H. M. (2011). Accumulation and Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) in Juvenile Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) Induces Thyroid Disruption and Liver Alterations. Toxicological Sciences, 122(2), 265–274. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfr105
Chen, C.-F., Chu, C.-Y., Chen, T.-H., Lee, S.-J., Shen, C.-N., & Hsiao, C.-D. (2011). Establishment of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for Superficial Skin Ablation and Functional Validation of Apoptosis Modulators In Vivo. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e20654. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020654


Thangaraj, S. R., McCulloch, G. A., Subbarayalu, M., Subramaniam, C., & Walter, G. H. (2016). Development of microsatellite markers and a preliminary assessment of population structuring in the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.). Journal of Stored Products Research, 66, 12–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2015.12.005
Perkin, L., Elpidina, E. N., & Oppert, B. (2016). Expression patterns of cysteine peptidase genes across the Tribolium castaneum life cycle provide clues to biological function. PeerJ, 4, e1581. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1581
Stanton-Geddes, J., Nguyen, A., Chick, L., Vincent, J., Vangala, M., Dunn, R. R., Ellison, A. M., Sanders, N. J., Gotelli, N. J., & Cahan, S. H. (2016). Thermal reactionomes reveal divergent responses to thermal extremes in warm and cool-climate ant species. BMC Genomics, 17, 171. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2466-z
Nguyen, A. D., Gotelli, N. J., & Cahan, S. H. (2016). The evolution of heat shock protein sequences, cis-regulatory elements, and expression profiles in the eusocial Hymenoptera. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0573-0
Blenkiron, C., Tsai, P., Brown, L. A., Tintinger, V., Askelund, K. J., Windsor, J. A., & Phillips, A. R. (2015). Characterisation of the Small RNAs in the Biomedically Important Green-Bottle Blowfly Lucilia sericata. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0122203. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122203
Osborne, C. J., Mayo, C. E., Mullens, B. A., McDermott, E. G., Gerry, A. C., Reisen, W. K., & MacLachlan, N. J. (2015). Lack of Evidence for Laboratory and Natural Vertical Transmission of Bluetongue Virus in Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 52(2), 274–277. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tju063
Herter, E. K., Stauch, M., Gallant, M., Wolf, E., Raabe, T., & Gallant, P. (2015). snoRNAs are a novel class of biologically relevant Myc targets. BMC Biology, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-015-0132-6
Fros, J. J., Miesen, P., Vogels, C. B., Gaibani, P., Sambri, V., Martina, B. E., Koenraadt, C. J., van Rij, R. P., Vlak, J. M., Takken, W., & Pijlman, G. P. (2015). Comparative Usutu and West Nile virus transmission potential by local Culex pipiens mosquitoes in north-western Europe. One Health, 1, 31–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.08.002
Chick, L. (2015). Linking physiology and biogeography: Disentangling the constraints on the distributions of ant species [University of Tennessee-Knoxville]. http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4928&context=utk_graddiss
Kwon, D. H., Park, J. H., Ashok, P. A., Lee, U., & Lee, S. H. (2015). Screening of target genes for RNAi in Tetranychus urticae and RNAi toxicity enhancement by chimeric genes. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2015.11.005
Marshall, K. E., & Sinclair, B. J. (2015). The relative importance of number, duration and intensity of cold stress events in determining survival and energetics of an overwintering insect. Functional Ecology, 29(3), 357–366. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12328
Luo, S., Ahola, V., Shu, C., Xu, C., & Wang, R. (2015). Heat shock protein 70 gene family in the Glanville fritillary butterfly and their response to thermal stress. Gene, 556(2), 132–141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2014.11.043
Mayo, C. E., Mullens, B. A., Reisen, W. K., Osborne, C. J., Gibbs, E. P. J., Gardner, I. A., & MacLachlan, N. J. (2014). Seasonal and Interseasonal Dynamics of Bluetongue Virus Infection of Dairy Cattle and Culicoides sonorensis Midges in Northern California – Implications for Virus Overwintering in Temperate Zones. PLoS ONE, 9(9), e106975. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0106975
Li, M. W. M., Wang, J., Zhao, Y. O., & Fikrig, E. (2014). Innexin AGAP001476 Is Critical for Mediating Anti-Plasmodium Responses in Anopheles Mosquitoes. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289(36), 24885–24897. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M114.554519
Heisig, M., Abraham, N. M., Liu, L., Neelakanta, G., Mattessich, S., Sultana, H., Shang, Z., Ansari, J. M., Killiam, C., Walker, W., Cooley, L., Flavell, R. A., Agaisse, H., & Fikrig, E. (2014). Antivirulence Properties of an Antifreeze Protein. Cell Reports, 9(2), 417–424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.09.034
Kim, Y. H., Kwon, D. H., Ahn, H. M., Koh, Y. H., & Lee, S. H. (2014). Induction of soluble AChE expression via alternative splicing by chemical stress in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 48, 75–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.001
Hu, Y., Sopko, R., Foos, M., Kelley, C., Flockhart, I., Ammeux, N., Wang, X., Perkins, L., Perrimon, N., & Mohr, S. E. (2013). FlyPrimerBank: An Online Database for Drosophila melanogaster Gene Expression Analysis and Knockdown Evaluation of RNAi Reagents. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 3(9), 1607–1616. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.113.007021
Kasumovic, M. M., & Seebacher, F. (2013). The active metabolic rate predicts a male spider’s proximity to females and expected fitness. Biology Letters, 9(2), 20121164–20121164. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.1164
Choi, J. B., Heo, W. I., Shin, T. Y., Bae, S. M., Kim, W. J., Kim, J. I., Kwon, M., Choi, J. Y., Je, Y. H., Jin, B. R., & Woo, S. D. (2013). Complete genomic sequences and comparative analysis of Mamestra brassicae nucleopolyhedrovirus isolated in Korea. Virus Genes, 47(1), 133–151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-013-0922-2
Kwon, D. H., Park, J. H., & Lee, S. H. (2013). Screening of lethal genes for feeding RNAi by leaf disc-mediated systematic delivery of dsRNA in Tetranychus urticae. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 105(1), 69–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2012.12.001
Marshall, K. E. (2013). The sub-lethal effects of repeated cold exposure in insects. University of Western Ontario.
Koles, K., Nunnari, J., Korkut, C., Barria, R., Brewer, C., Li, Y., Leszyk, J., Zhang, B., & Budnik, V. (2012). Mechanism of Evenness Interrupted (Evi)-Exosome Release at Synaptic Boutons. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(20), 16820–16834. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.342667
Bourgeois, A. L., Rinderer, T. E., Sylvester, H. A., Holloway, B., & Oldroyd, B. P. (2012). Patterns of Apis mellifera infestation by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. Apidologie, 43(5), 539–548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-012-0121-5
Bourgeois, L., Sheppard, W. S., Sylvester, H. A., & Rinderer, T. E. (2010). Genetic Stock Identification of Russian Honey Bees. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(3), 917–924. https://doi.org/10.1603/EC09335
Marshall, K. E., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Repeated stress exposure results in a survival-reproduction trade-off in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1683), 963–969. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.1807
Bazinet, A. L., Marshall, K. E., MacMillan, H. A., Williams, C. M., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Rapid changes in desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster are facilitated by changes in cuticular permeability. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(12), 2006–2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.09.002
Bourgeois, A. L., Rinderer, T. E., Beaman, L. D., & Danka, R. G. (2010). Genetic detection and quantification of Nosema apis and N. ceranae in the honey bee. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 103(1), 53–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2009.10.009
Bourgeois, A. L., & Rinderer, T. E. (2009). Genetic Characterization of Russian Honey Bee Stock Selected for Improved Resistance to Varroa destructor. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102(3), 1233–1238. https://doi.org/10.1603/029.102.0349


Romero-Afrima, L., Zelmanovich, V., Abergel, Z., Zuckerman, B., Shaked, M., Abergel, R., Livshits, L., Smith, Y., & Gross, E. (2020). Ferritin is regulated by a neuro-intestinal axis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Redox Biology, 28, 101359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2019.101359
Chen, A. L., Lum, K. M., Lara-Gonzalez, P., Ogasawara, D., Cognetta, A. B., To, A., Parsons, W. H., Simon, G. M., Desai, A., Petrascheck, M., Bar-Peled, L., & Cravatt, B. F. (2019). Pharmacological convergence reveals a lipid pathway that regulates C. elegans lifespan. Nature Chemical Biology, 15(5), 453–462. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-019-0243-4

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