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Oppert, Brenda

Oppert, Brenda Professor, Adjunct Phone: (785) 776-2780 Fax: (785) 537-5584 brenda.oppert@ars.usda.gov Home page on GMPRC websiteArea(s) of Specialization:
Proteomics and genomics of insect digestive systems

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Park, Y. J. Aikins, L.J. Wang, R. W. Beeman, B. Oppert, J. C. Lord, S. J. Brown, M. D. Lorenzen, S. Richards, G M. Weinstock, and R A. Gibbs. 2008. Analysis of transcriptome data in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular biology 38: 380-386


Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium 2008. The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum. Nature 452:949-955.



Prabhakar, S., M-S. Chen, E.N. Elpidina, K.S. Vinokurov, C. M. Smith, J. L. Marshall, and B. Oppert. Sequence analysis and molecular characterization of larval midgut cDNA transcripts encoding peptidases from the yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor L. Insect Molecular Biology, 16: 455-468


Li, H., L.L. Buschman, K.Y. Zhu, F. Huang, and B. Oppert. 2007. Resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins in the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis). Biopesticides International 3: 96-107.

Maddur, A.A., X. Liu, Y.C. Zhu, J.P. Fellers, B. Oppert, Y. Park, J. Bai, G.E. Wilde and M.S. Chen. 2006. Cloning and characterization of protease inhibitor-like cDNAs from the Hessian fly Mayetiola destructor (SAY). Insect Molecular Biology 15: 485-496.


Zhu, Y.C., X. Liu, A.A. Maddur, B. Oppert, and M.S. Chen. 2005. Cloning and characterization of chymotrypsin- and trypsin-like cDNAs from the gut of the Hessian fly [Mayetiola destructor (say)]. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 23-32.


Oppert, B., T.D. Morgan, K. Hartzer, and K.J. Kramer. 2005. Compensatory proteolytic responses to dietary proteinase inhibitors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Toxicology & Pharmacology 140: 53-58


Li, H., B. Oppert, R. A. Higgins, F. Huang, L. L. Buschman, J-R Gao, and K. Y. Zhu. 2005. Characterization of cDNAs encoding three trypsin-like proteinases and mRNA quantitative analysis in Bt-resistant and -susceptible strains of Ostrinia nubilalis. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 847-860.


Li, H. R., B. Oppert, F. Huang, R. A. Higgins, L. L. Buschman, and K. Y. Zhu. 2005. Susceptibility of Dipel-resistant and -susceptible European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) to individual Bacillus thuringiensis protoxins. Journal of Economic Entomology 98(4): 1333-1340.


Li, H. R., J. Gonzalez-Cabrera, B. Oppert, J. Ferre, R. A. Higgins, L. L. Buschman, G. A. Radke, K. Y. Zhu, and F. Huang. 2004. Binding analyses of Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac with membrane vesicles from Bacillusthuringiensis-resistant and -susceptible Ostrinianubilalis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 323: 52-57.


Li, H. R., B. Oppert, R. A. Higgins, F. Huang, K. Y. Zhu, and L. L. Buschman. 2004. Comparative analysis of proteinase activities of Bacillus thuringiensis-resistant and -susceptible Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera : Crambidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34 (8): 753-762.


Li, H., Oppert, B., Zhu, K. Y., Higgins, R. A., Huang, F. and Buschman, L. L. 2003. Transgenic plants expressing Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins. Entomologica Sinica 10: 155-166.


Oppert, B., T.D. Morgan, K. Hartzer, B. Lenarcic, K. Galesa, J. Brzin, V. Turk, K. Yoza, K. Ohtsubo and K.J. Kramer. 2003. Effects of proteinase inhibitors on digestive proteinases and growth of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae). comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C- Tosicology & Pharmacology 134: 481-490


Oppert, B., K. Hartzer and M. Zuercher. 2002. Digestive proteinases in Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 92: 331-336


Oppert, B., K. Hartzer and C.M. Smith. 2000. Digestive proteinases of alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, (Byllenhal) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 103: 99-110.


Huang, F., K. Y. Zhu, L. L. Buschman, R. A. Higgins, and B. Oppert. 1999. Comparison of midgut proteinases in Bacillus thuringiensis-susceptible and -resistant European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 65: 132-139.