Manhattan KS 66502
Phone: (785) 532-6939
Fax: (785) 532-7278
Area(s) of Specialization:
Hormonal and genetic regulation of insect development. Plant transformation for insect resistance
Please visit my home page on the Department of Biochemistry website for a complete list of publications.
Zhang, J., X. Zhang, Y. Arakane, S. Muthukrishnan, K. J. Kramer, E. Ma, and K. Y. Zhu. 2011. Comparative genomic analysis of chitinase and chitinase-like genes in the African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae). PLoS ONE 6: e19899.
Zhang, J., X. Zhang, Y. Arakane, S. Muthukrishnan, K. J. Kramer, E. Ma, and K. Y. Zhu. 2011. Identification and characterization of a novel chitinase-like gene cluster (AgCht5) possibly derived from tandem duplications in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 41: 521-528.
Khajuria, C., L. L. Buschman, M.-S. Chen, S. Muthukrishnan, and K. Y. Zhu. 2010. A gut-specific chitinase gene essential for regulation of chitin content of peritrophic membrane and growth of Ostrinia nubilalis larvae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 40: 621-629.
Khajuria, C., Y. C. Zhu, M.-S. Chen, L. L. Buschman, R. A. Higgins, J. Yao, A. L. B. Cresop, B. D. Siegfried, S. Muthukrishnan, and K. Y. Zhu. 2009. Expressed sequence tags from larval gut of the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis): Exploring candidate genes potentially involved in Bacillus thuringiensis toxicity and resistance. BMC Genomics 10: 286 (1-14).
Arkane, Y., Muthukrishnan, S., Kramer, K.J., Specht, C.A., Tomoyasu, Y., Lorenzen, M.D., Kanost, M. and Beeman, R.W. 2005. The Tribolium chitin synthase genes TcCHS1 and TcCHS2 are specialized for synthesis of epidermal cuticle and midgut peritrophic membrane, respectivley. Insect Molecular Biology 14: 453-463.
Arkane, Y., Muthukrishnan, S. Beeman, R.W., Kanost, M.R. and Kramer, K.J. 2005. Laccase 2 is the Phenoloxidase gene required for beetle cuticle tanning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 11337-11342.
Hogenkamp, D., Arakane, Y., Zimoch, L., Merzendorfer, H., Kramer, K.J., Beeman, R.W., Kanost, M., Specht, C.A. and Muthukrishnan, S. 2005. Chitin synthase genes in Manduca sexta: characterization of a gut-specific transcript and differential tissue expression of alternately spliced mRNAs during development. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (in press)
Chen, M.S., B. Johnson, L. Wen, S. Muthukrishnan, K.J. Kramer, T.D. Morgan, and G.R. Reeck. 1992. Rice cystatin - bacterial expression, purification, cysteine proteinase inhibitory activity, and insect growth suprressing activity of a truncated form of the protein. Protein Expression and Purification 3: 41-49