Alan Shirras - Publications


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2015 Graham RI, Tummala Y, Rhodes G, Cory JS, Shirras A, Grzywacz D, Wilson K. Development of a Real-Time qPCR Assay for Quantification of Covert Baculovirus Infections in a Major African Crop Pest. Insects. 6: 746-59. PMID 26463414 DOI: 10.3390/insects6030746  1
2015 Ismail MZ, Hodges MD, Boylan M, Achall R, Shirras A, Broughton SJ. The Drosophila insulin receptor independently modulates lifespan and locomotor senescence. Plos One. 10: e0125312. PMID 26020640 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125312  1
2013 Isaac RE, Shirras AD. Nep2 Peptidase (Insect) Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. 1: 644-646. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-382219-2.00134-4  1
2013 Isaac RE, Shirras AD. Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A (Invertebrate) Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. 1: 494-498. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-382219-2.00099-5  1
2012 Short EF, North KA, Roberts MR, Hetherington AM, Shirras AD, McAinsh MR. A stress-specific calcium signature regulating an ozone-responsive gene expression network in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal : For Cell and Molecular Biology. 71: 948-61. PMID 22563867 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05043.x  1
2012 Nagy O, Pál M, Udvardy A, Shirras CA, Boros I, Shirras AD, Deák P. lemmingA encodes the Apc11 subunit of the APC/C in Drosophila melanogaster that forms a ternary complex with the E2-C type ubiquitin conjugating enzyme, Vihar and Morula/Apc2. Cell Division. 7: 9. PMID 22417125 DOI: 10.1186/1747-1028-7-9  1
2011 Clancy DJ, Hime GR, Shirras AD. Cytoplasmic male sterility in Drosophila melanogaster associated with a mitochondrial CYTB variant. Heredity. 107: 374-6. PMID 21407254 DOI: 10.1038/Hdy.2011.12  1
2011 Carhan A, Tang K, Shirras CA, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Loss of Angiotensin-converting enzyme-related (ACER) peptidase disrupts night-time sleep in adult Drosophila melanogaster. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 680-6. PMID 21270318 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.049353  1
2010 Isaac RE, Li C, Leedale AE, Shirras AD. Drosophila male sex peptide inhibits siesta sleep and promotes locomotor activity in the post-mated female. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 277: 65-70. PMID 19793753 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.1236  1
2009 Isaac RE, Bland ND, Shirras AD. Neuropeptidases and the metabolic inactivation of insect neuropeptides. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 162: 8-17. PMID 19135055 DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.12.011  1
2009 Bland ND, Robinson P, Thomas JE, Shirras AD, Turner AJ, Isaac RE. Locomotor and geotactic behavior of Drosophila melanogaster over-expressing neprilysin 2. Peptides. 30: 571-4. PMID 19038301 DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2008.10.020  1
2007 Isaac RE, Johnson EC, Audsley N, Shirras AD. Metabolic inactivation of the circadian transmitter, pigment dispersing factor (PDF), by neprilysin-like peptidases in Drosophila. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 4465-70. PMID 18055635 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.012088  1
2007 Rylett CM, Walker MJ, Howell GJ, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Male accessory glands of Drosophila melanogaster make a secreted angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ANCE), suggesting a role for the peptide-processing enzyme in seminal fluid. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3601-6. PMID 17921161 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.009035  1
2007 Davies L, Anderson IP, Turner PC, Shirras AD, Rees HH, Rigden DJ. An unsuspected ecdysteroid/steroid phosphatase activity in the key T-cell regulator, Sts-1: surprising relationship to insect ecdysteroid phosphate phosphatase. Proteins. 67: 720-31. PMID 17348005 DOI: 10.1002/prot.21357  1
2007 Isaac RE, Lamango NS, Ekbote U, Taylor CA, Hurst D, Weaver RJ, Carhan A, Burnham S, Shirras AD. Angiotensin-converting enzyme as a target for the development of novel insect growth regulators. Peptides. 28: 153-62. PMID 17157962 DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2006.08.029  1
2007 Bland ND, Thomas JE, Audsley N, Shirras AD, Turner AJ, Isaac RE. Expression of NEP2, a soluble neprilysin-like endopeptidase, during embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Peptides. 28: 127-35. PMID 17157960 DOI: 10.1016/j.peptides.2006.08.032  1
2006 Walker MJ, Rylett CM, Keen JN, Audsley N, Sajid M, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Proteomic identification of Drosophila melanogaster male accessory gland proteins, including a pro-cathepsin and a soluble gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. Proteome Science. 4: 9. PMID 16670001 DOI: 10.1186/1477-5956-4-9  1
2006 Bingham RJ, Dive V, Phillips SE, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Structural diversity of angiotensin-converting enzyme. The Febs Journal. 273: 362-73. PMID 16403023 DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2005.05069.x  1
2005 Burnham S, Smith JA, Lee AJ, Isaac RE, Shirras AD. The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene family of Anopheles gambiae. Bmc Genomics. 6: 172. PMID 16329762 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-6-172  1
2005 Thomas JE, Rylett CM, Carhan A, Bland ND, Bingham RJ, Shirras AD, Turner AJ, Isaac RE. Drosophila melanogaster NEP2 is a new soluble member of the neprilysin family of endopeptidases with implications for reproduction and renal function. The Biochemical Journal. 386: 357-66. PMID 15554877 DOI: 10.1042/BJ20041753  1
2004 Isaac RE, Taylor CA, Hamasaka Y, Nässel DR, Shirras AD. Proctolin in the post-genomic era: new insights and challenges. Invertebrate Neuroscience : In. 5: 51-64. PMID 15378391 DOI: 10.1007/s10158-004-0029-5  1
2004 Taylor CA, Winther AM, Siviter RJ, Shirras AD, Isaac RE, Nässel DR. Identification of a proctolin preprohormone gene (Proct) of Drosophila melanogaster: expression and predicted prohormone processing. Journal of Neurobiology. 58: 379-91. PMID 14750150 DOI: 10.1002/neu.10301  1
2003 Hurst D, Rylett CM, Isaac RE, Shirras AD. The drosophila angiotensin-converting enzyme homologue Ance is required for spermiogenesis. Developmental Biology. 254: 238-47. PMID 12591244 DOI: 10.1016/S0012-1606(02)00082-9  1
2002 Siviter RJ, Nachman RJ, Dani MP, Keen JN, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Peptidyl dipeptidases (Ance and Acer) of Drosophila melanogaster: major differences in the substrate specificity of two homologs of human angiotensin I-converting enzyme. Peptides. 23: 2025-34. PMID 12431741 DOI: 10.1016/S0196-9781(02)00190-0  1
2002 Wilson CL, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Extracellular peptidases of imaginal discs of Drosophila melanogaster. Peptides. 23: 2007-14. PMID 12431739 DOI: 10.1016/S0196-9781(02)00188-2  1
2002 Siviter RJ, Taylor CA, Cottam DM, Denton A, Dani MP, Milner MJ, Shirras AD, Isaac RE. Ance, a Drosophila angiotensin-converting enzyme homologue, is expressed in imaginal cells during metamorphosis and is regulated by the steroid, 20-hydroxyecdysone. The Biochemical Journal. 367: 187-93. PMID 12093364 DOI: 10.1042/BJ20020567  1
2002 Isaac RE, Parkin ET, Keen JN, Nässel DR, Siviter RJ, Shirras AD. Inactivation of a tachykinin-related peptide: identification of four neuropeptide-degrading enzymes in neuronal membranes of insects from four different orders. Peptides. 23: 725-33. PMID 11897392 DOI: 10.1016/S0196-9781(01)00653-2  1
2000 Isaac RE, Siviter RJ, Stancombe P, Coates D, Shirras AD. Conserved roles for peptidases in the processing of invertebrate neuropeptides. Biochemical Society Transactions. 28: 460-4. PMID 10961940  1
2000 Coates D, Isaac RE, Cotton J, Siviter R, Williams TA, Shirras A, Corvol P, Dive V. Functional conservation of the active sites of human and Drosophila angiotensin I-converting enzyme. Biochemistry. 39: 8963-9. PMID 10913309 DOI: 10.1021/bi000593q  1
2000 Siviter RJ, Coast GM, Winther AM, Nachman RJ, Taylor CA, Shirras AD, Coates D, Isaac RE, Nässel DR. Expression and functional characterization of a Drosophila neuropeptide precursor with homology to mammalian preprotachykinin A. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 275: 23273-80. PMID 10801863 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M002875200  1
1999 Isaac RE, Ekbote U, Coates D, Shirras AD. Insect angiotensin-converting enzyme. A processing enzyme with broad substrate specificity and a role in reproduction. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 897: 342-7. PMID 10676461  1
1998 Houard X, Williams TA, Michaud A, Dani P, Isaac RE, Shirras AD, Coates D, Corvol P. The Drosophila melanogaster-related angiotensin-I-converting enzymes Acer and Ance--distinct enzymic characteristics and alternative expression during pupal development. European Journal of Biochemistry / Febs. 257: 599-606. PMID 9839949  1
1997 Taylor CA, Stanley KN, Shirras AD. The Orct gene of Drosophila melanogaster codes for a putative organic cation transporter with six or 12 transmembrane domains. Gene. 201: 69-74. PMID 9409773 DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1119(97)00429-0  1
1996 Taylor CA, Coates D, Shirras AD. The Acer gene of Drosophila codes for an angiotensin-converting enzyme homologue. Gene. 181: 191-7. PMID 8973330 DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1119(96)00503-3  1
1996 Shirras AD, Couso JP. Cell fates in the adult abdomen of Drosophila are determined by wingless during pupal development. Developmental Biology. 175: 24-36. PMID 8608866 DOI: 10.1006/dbio.1996.0092  1
1993 Hayashi S, Hirose S, Metcalfe T, Shirras AD. Control of imaginal cell development by the escargot gene of Drosophila. Development (Cambridge, England). 118: 105-15. PMID 8375329  1
1992 Masters AK, Shirras AD, Hetherington AM. Maternal mRNA and early development in Fucus serratus Plant Journal. 2: 619-622.  1
1989 Shirras AD, Bownes M. cricklet: A locus regulating a number of adult functions of Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 86: 4559-63. PMID 16578845 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.86.12.4559  1
1988 Bownes M, Shirras A, Blair M, Collins J, Coulson A. Evidence that insect embryogenesis is regulated by ecdysteroids released from yolk proteins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 85: 1554-7. PMID 3125550 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.85.5.1554  1
1988 Bownes M, Scott A, Shirras A. Dietary components modulate yolk protein gene transcription in Drosophila melanogaster. Development (Cambridge, England). 103: 119-28. PMID 2461849  1
1987 Shirras AD, Bownes M. Separate DNA sequences are required for normal female and ecdysone-induced male expression of Drosophila melanogaster yolk protein 1. Molecular & General Genetics : Mgg. 210: 153-5. PMID 3123886 DOI: 10.1007/BF00337772  1
1987 Garabedian MJ, Shirras AD, Bownes M, Wensink PC. The nucleotide sequence of the gene coding for Drosophila melanogaster yolk protein 3. Gene. 55: 1-8. PMID 3114046 DOI: 10.1016/0378-1119(87)90242-3  1
1987 Bownes M, Oilman C, Grimes B, Liddell S, Shirras A. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. Volume L. Molecular Biology of Development. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 1986. 920 pages. Cloth $140. ISBN 0 87969 050 X. Paper $70. ISBN 0 87969 051 8. Genetics Research. 49: 178-180. DOI: 10.1017/S0016672300027026  0.64
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