Dr. Brenda Oppert
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Dr. Oppert received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She received a Ph.D. in the area of protein biochemistry from Kansas State University in 1991. Since that time, Dr. Oppert has worked at CGAHR in the area of insect gut biochemistry.
Perkin, L., E. N. Elpindina, and B. Oppert. 2016. Expression patterns of cysteine peptidase genes across the Tribolium castaneum life cycle provide clues to biological function. PeerJ 4: e1581.
Coates, B.S., M.F. Poelchau, C. Childers, J.D. Evans, A.M. Handler, F. Guerrero, S.R. Skoda, K.R. Hopper, W.M. Wintermantel, K. Ling, W.B. Hunter, B.S. Oppert, A.A. Perez De Leon, K.J. Hackett, and D.D. Shoemaker. 2015. Arthropod genomics research in the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service: Current impacts and future prospects. Trends of Entomology 11: 1-27.
Martynov, A. G., E. N. Elpidina, L. C. Perkin, and B. S. Oppert. 2015. Functional analysis of C1 family cysteine peptidases in the larval gut of Tenebrio molitor and Tribolium castaneum. BMC Genomics 16: 1-15.
Oppert, B. S., R. N. C. Guedes, M. J. Aikens, L. Perkin, Z. Chen, T. W. Phillips, K. Y. Zhu, G. P. Opit, K. Hoon, Y. Sun, G. Meredith, K. Bramlett, N. S. Hernandez, B. Sanderson, M. W. Taylor, D. Dhingra, B. Blakey, M. Lorenzen, F. Adedipe, and F. Arthur. 2015. Genes related to mitochondrial functions are differentially expressed in phosphine-resistant and -susceptible Tribolium castaneum. BMC Genomics 16: 968.
Perkin, L. C., K. S. Friesen, P. W. Flinn, and B. Oppert. 2015. Venom gland components of the ectoparasitoid wasp, Anisopteromalus calandrae. J Venom Res 6: 19-37.
Zalunin, I. E., E. N. Elpidina, and B. S. Oppert. 2015. The role of proteolysis in the biological activity of Bt insecticidal crystal proteins. In: Soberon, M., Gao, Y., and Bravo, A., editors. Bt Resistance: characterization and strategies for GM crops producing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England: CABI Publishers.
Klocko, A.L., R. Meilan, R.R. James, V. Viswanath, C. Ma, P. Payne, L. Miller, J.S. Skinner, B. Oppert, G.A. Cardineau, and S.H. Strauss. 2014. Bt-Cry3Aa transgene expression reduces insect damage and improves growth in field-grown hybrid poplar. Can. J. For. Res. 44: 28-35.
Liu, C., Y. Xiao, X. Li, B.S. Oppert, B.E. Tabashnik, and K. Wu. 2014. Cis-mediated down-regulation of a trypsin gene associated with Bt resistance in cotton bollworm. Sci. Rep. 4: 7219.
Oppert, B. S., A. Rasoolizadeh, and D. Michaud. 2014. The coleopteran gut and targets for pest control. In: Hoffman, K. H., editor. Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Semashko, T.A., E.A. Vorotnikova, V.F. Sharikova, K.S. Vinokurov, Y.A. Smirnova, Y.E. Dunaevsky, M.A. Belozersky, B. Oppert, E.N. Elpidina. 2014. Selective chromogenic and fluorogenic peptide substrates for the assay of cysteine peptidases in complex mixtures. Anal. Biochem. 449: 179-187.