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Author (up) Touchard, A.; Aili, S.R.; Téné, N.; Barassé, V.; Klopp, C.; Dejean, A.; Kini, R.M.; Mrinalini; Coquet, L.; Jouenne, T.; Lefranc, B.; Leprince, J.; Escoubas, P.; Nicholson, G.M.; Treilhou, M.; Bonnafé, E. url  doi
  Title Venom Peptide Repertoire of the European Myrmicine Ant Manica rubida: Identification of Insecticidal Toxins Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Journal of proteome research Abbreviated Journal J. Proteome Res.  
  Volume 19 Issue 4 Pages 1800-1811  
  Keywords glycosylated toxin; peptidome; polycationic α-helix; predation; pyroglutamate; reversible neurotoxicity  
  Abstract Using an integrated transcriptomic and proteomic approach, we characterized the venom peptidome of the European red ant, Manica rubida. We identified 13 “myrmicitoxins” that share sequence similarities with previously identified ant venom peptides, one of them being identified as an EGF-like toxin likely resulting from a threonine residue modified by O-fucosylation. Furthermore, we conducted insecticidal assays of reversed-phase HPLC venom fractions on the blowfly Lucilia caesar, permitting us to identify six myrmicitoxins (i.e., U3-, U10-, U13-, U20-MYRTX-Mri1a, U10-MYRTX-Mri1b, and U10-MYRTX-Mri1c) with an insecticidal activity. Chemically synthesized U10-MYRTX-Mri1a, -Mri1b, -Mri1c, and U20-MYRTX-Mri1a irreversibly paralyzed blowflies at the highest doses tested (30-125 nmol·g-1). U13-MYRTX-Mri1a, the most potent neurotoxic peptide at 1 h, had reversible effects after 24 h (150 nmol·g-1). Finally, U3-MYRTX-Mri1a has no insecticidal activity, even at up to 55 nmol·g-1. Thus, M. rubida employs a paralytic venom rich in linear insecticidal peptides, which likely act by disrupting cell membranes.  
  Address VenomeTech, 473 Route des Dolines – Villa 3, Valbonne, 06560, France  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher NLM (Medline) Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 15353907 (Issn) ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Export Date: 20 April 2020 Approved no  
  Call Number EcoFoG @ webmaster @ Serial 927  
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