Involvement of Methoprene-tolerant and Krüppel Homolog 1 in Juvenile Hormone-Signaling Regulating the Maturation of Male Accessory Glands in the Moth Agrotis Ipsilon - Sorbonne Université Access content directly
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Involvement of Methoprene-tolerant and Krüppel Homolog 1 in Juvenile Hormone-Signaling Regulating the Maturation of Male Accessory Glands in the Moth Agrotis Ipsilon

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Male accessory glands (MAGs) produce seminal fluid proteins that are essential for the fertility and also influence the reproductive physiology and behavior of mated females. In many insect species, and especially in the moth Agrotis ipsilon, juvenile hormone (JH) promotes the maturation of the MAGs but the underlying molecular mechanisms in this hormonal regulation are not yet well identified. Here, we examined the role of the JH receptor, Methoprene-tolerant (Met) and the JH-inducible transcription factor, Kr?ppel homolog 1 (Kr-h1) in transmitting the JH signal that upregulates the growth and synthetic activity of the MAGs in A. ipsilon. We cloned two full length cDNAs encoding Met1 and Met2 which are co-expressed with Kr-h1 in the MAGs where their expression levels increase with age in parallel with the length and protein content of the MAGs. RNAi-mediated knockdown of either Met1, Met2, or Kr-h1 resulted in reduced MAG length and protein amount. Moreover, injection of JH-II into newly emerged adult males induced the transcription of Met1, Met2 and Kr-h1 associated to an increase in the length and protein content of the MAGs. By contrast, JH deficiency decreased Met1, Met2 and Kr-h1 mRNA levels as well as the length and protein reserves of the MAGs of allatectomized old males and these declines were partly compensated by a combined injection of JH-II in operated males. Taken together, our results highlighted an involvement of the JH-Met-Kr-h1 signaling pathway in the development and secretory activity of the MAGs in A. ipsilon.
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hal-03989952 , version 1 (15-02-2023)

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Edmundo Gassias, Annick Maria, Philippe Couzi, Elodie Demondion, Nicolas Durand, et al.. Involvement of Methoprene-tolerant and Krüppel Homolog 1 in Juvenile Hormone-Signaling Regulating the Maturation of Male Accessory Glands in the Moth Agrotis Ipsilon. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2021, 132, pp.103566. ⟨10.1016/j.ibmb.2021.103566⟩. ⟨hal-03989952⟩
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