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Reeck, Gerald R.

Reeck, Gerald R. Professor, Ancillary 407 Chem/Biochem
Manhattan KS 66506 Phone: 785-532-6117 Fax: 785-532-7278 reeck@ksu.edu Home page on Biochemistry websiteArea(s) of Specialization:
Insect proteinase inhibitors and digestive enzymes


Please visit my home page on the Department of Biochemistry website for a complete list of publications.

Mutti, N. S., J. Louis, L. K. Pappan, K. Pappan, K. Begum, M-S. Chen, Y. Park, N. Dittmer, J. Marshall, J. C. Reese and G. R. Reeck (2008) A novel protein from the salivary glands of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, is essential in feeding on host plants. Proc. Nat. Aca. Sci. USA. 105: 965-9969

Mutti, N. S., Y. Park, J. C. Reese, and G. R. Reeck. 2006. RNAi knockdown of a salivary transcript leading to lethality in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. J. Insect Science 6:38.

Shen, Z., K. Pappan, N.S. Mutti, Q-J. He, M. Denton, Y. Zhang, M.R. Kanost, J.C. Reese, and G. R. Reeck. 2005. Pectinmethylesterase from the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae: cDNA isolation and dwquencing, genetic origin, and expression of the recombinant enyzyme. Journal of Insect Science 5:21

Shen, Z., M. Denton, N. Mutti, K. Pappan, M.R. Kanost, J.C. Reese, and G.R. Reeck. 2003. Polygalacturonase from Sitophilus oryzae: possible horizontal transfer of a pectinase gene from fungi to weevils. Journal of Insect Science 3:24

Shen, Z.C., G. Manning, J.C. Reese, and G.R. Reeck. 1999. Pectin methylesterase from the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): purification and characterization. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 29: 209-214

Feng, G.H., M. Richardson, M.S. Chen, K.J. Kramer, T.D. Morgan and G.R. Reeck. 1996. alpha-amylase inhibitors from wheat: amino acid sequences and patterns of inhibition of insect and human alpha-amylases. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 26: 419-426.

Shen, Z.C., J.C. Reese, and G.R. Reeck. 1996. Purification and characterization of polygalacturonase from the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (Coleroptar: Curculionidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 26: 427-433

Chen, M.S., G.H. Feng, K.C. Zen, M. Richardson, S. Valdes-rRdriguez, G.R. Reeck and K.J. Kramer. 1992. alpha-amylases from 3 species of stored grain Coleoptera and their inhibition by wheat and corn proteinaceous inhibitors. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 22: 261-268.

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

Feng, G.H., M.S. Chen, K.J. Kramer and G.R. Reeck. 1991. Reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatographic separation of wheat proteinaceous inhibitors of insect and mammalian alpha-amylases. Cereal Chemistry 68: 95-99

Feng, G.H., M.S. Chen, K.J. Kramer, and G.R. Reeck. 1991. alpha-amylase inhibitors from rice - fractionation and selectivity towards insects, mammalian and bacterial alpha-amylases. Cereal Chemistry 68: 516-521