Hemoglobinolytic systems in hematophagous parasites

New illustration “Comparison of hemoglobinolytic systems in hematophagous parasites” has been recently published in the review in Trends of Parasitology. “New insights into the machinery of blood digestion by ticks. Sojka D, Franta Z, Horn M, Caffrey CR, Mareš M, Kopáček P. Trends Parasitol. 2013 Jun; 29(6):276-85. [Epub 2013 May 7].

Hormonal and genetic manipulation of insect metamorphosis

Development of the firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, serves as a paradigm for insect metamorphosis and its hormonal and genetic regulation. The illustration accompanies a current review article by Jindra and colleagues in the prestigious series of the Annual Reviews of Entomology. Publication: The Juvenile Hormone Signaling Pathway in Insect Development. Jindra M, Palli SR, Riddiford LM. Annu Rev Entomol. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22994547

Function of the Drosophila protein Atf3

A model for the role of the Atf3 protein in regulation of metabolism and immunity in the Drosophila fruit fly. The illustration was developed for a recent article by Rynes and colleagues in the journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Publication: Activating transcription factor 3 regulates immune and metabolic homeostasis. Rynes J, Donohoe CD, Frommolt P, Brodesser S, Jindra M, UhlirovaM. Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Oct;32(19):3949-62. Epub 2012 Jul 30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22851689

Figures created for the article “Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Figures created for the article “Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans: From induced to natural cell reprogramming” published in the journal Genesis, in January 2012. Publication: Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans: From induced to natural cell reprogramming.Hajduskova M, Ahier A, Daniele T, Jarriault S. Genesis. 2012 Jan;50(1):1-17. doi: 10.1002/dvg.20806. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Regulation of insect metamorphosis

The direct change of bug larvae into adults is compared to the two-step metamorphosis of beetles, whose larvae change into adults via a stage called the pupa. The developmental transitions are regulated by changing activities of hormones and genes, depicted by the curves. The illustration accompanies an article by Konopova and colleagues in PLoS ONE (2011). Publication: Konopova B, Smykal V, Jindra M (2011) Common and distinct roles of juvenile hormone signaling

Development of the silkworm, Bombyx mori

Larval, pupal and adult stages of the silkworm in the course of normal development and under juvenile hormone deficiency. The illustration accompanies a Perspective article “The silkworm coming of age – early” by René Feyereisen and Marek Jindra in PLoS Genetics (2012). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3297579/?tool=pubmed

Tick life cycle

Collaboration with Dr. Hajdusek (Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic), resulted in a new figure depicting the life cycle of ticks and a tick-transmitted pathogen, the Borrelia. With an accent on reservoir and terminal hosts.

Development of genetic sexing lines in the codling moth

BioGraphix has created the schematic illustration depicting the “Genetic sexing system in the codling moth“. The illustration has been designed for the talk of Prof. Frantisek Marec (Institute of Entomology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic). To read more, please, visit: http://www.entu.cas.cz/en/departments/department-of-molecular-biology-and-genetics/laboratory-of-molecular-cytogenetics/

Microbial challenge in ticks (poster)

BioGraphix designed an illustration for the poster presented by Dr. Buresova (Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic) at two international meetings. Story:“Components of tick complement system and their role in the immune response to microbial challenge”, Buresova et al.