Donini Lab

Conference Presentations

06/15/2017

*MacMillan HA, Yerushalmi G, Jonusaite S, Kelly SP, Donini A. How to minimize accidental leakage: Thermal acclimation mitigates cold-induced paracellular leak from the Drosophila gut.

Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

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06/15/2017

*Yerushalmi G, Misyura L, MacMillan HA, Donini A. If it’s K+ you excrete, the cold you shall beat! Physiological plasticity of the gut and Malpighian tubules underlies cold acclimation in Drosophila.

Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

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06/15/2017

*Misyura L, Yerushalmi G, Donini A. When nature calls: AQP1 expression and function in the Malpighian tubules of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

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06/15/2017

*Durant A, Donini A. AeAmt2, an animal MEP/AMT ammonia transporter-like protein, contributes to ammonia excretion in the anal papillae of the larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Insect Biotech Conference, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

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04/23/2017

*Durant A, Donini A. Expression and function of an animal MEP/Amt ammonia transporter AeAmt2 in the larvae of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Scholander Poster Session: 2nd Place

Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

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04/23/2017

*Yerushalmi G, MacMillan H, Donini A. Do ion-motive pumps contribute to cold-acclimation in Drosophila?

Scholander Poster Session

Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

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04/23/2017

*Misyura L, Donini A. Characterization of aquaporin expression and function in the Malphighian tubules of the larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti. 

Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Trainee Driven Featured Topic (Selected for Oral Presentation)

Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

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09/28/2016

*Donini A, Chasiotis HMisyura LBui PIonescu A. Putative ammonia transporter expression in anal papillae of Aedes aegypti  and response to high environmental ammonia.

International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida

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09/28/2016

*Jonusaite S, Kelly SP, Donini A. Characterization of the role of occluding septate junctions in the maintenance of salt and water balance in larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti).

International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida

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09/27/2016

*Durant A, Donini A. The role of specific ammonia transporters in ammonia excretion in the blood feeding female mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida

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09/27/2016

*Misyura L, Donini A. Expression and dsRNA knockdown of aquaporins AaAQP3a and AaAQP3b in the Malpighian tubules of the larval disease vector, Aedes aegypti.

International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida

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09/26/2016

*Yerushalmi GMacMillan H, Donini A. Salt stress confers cold tolerance in Drosophila.

International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida

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06/09/2016

*Jonusaite S, Kelly SP, Donini A.  A role for septate junction protein gliotactin in the maintenance of salt and water balance in larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti).

Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada [Awarded 2nd Prize for Best Long Talk]


06/09/2016

*Durant A, Chasiotis H, Misyura L, Donini A. An RhGP homolog, AeRH50-2, contributes to ammonia excretion by the anal papillae in larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


06/09/2016

*Yerushalmi G, Misyura L, Donini A, MacMillan H. A salty diet confers cold tolerance in Drosophila.

Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


06/09/2016

*Misyura L, Donini A. dsRNA knockdown of aquaporins AaAQP3a and AaAQP3b affects larval mosquito Malpighian tubule function.

Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canad


04/03/2016

*Jonusaite S, Kelly SP, Donini A. Insights into the role of occluding junctions in the maintenance of salt and water balance in a larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, USA.


01/30/2016

*Nowghani F, Jonusaite S, Watson-Leung T, Donini A, Kelly SP. Tissue specific localization and activity of Na+/K+-ATPase and V-type H+-ATPase in osmoregulatory epithelia of mayfly larvae, Hexagenia rigida.

Comparative Physiology Annual Meeting, Rice Lake, ON, Canada.


07/01/2015

Chasiotis H, Ionescu A, Bui P, Misyura L, Weihrauch D, *Donini A. Putative ammonia transporter expression in larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti: dsRNA knockdown of Amt impedes ammonia excretion at the anal papillae. Session: Osmoregulation: From magnesium to mosquitoes: A tribute to Klaus W. Beyenbach.

Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.

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07/01/2015

*Jonusaite S. Kelly SP, Donini A Salt and water balance in larval mosquito: insights into the role of paracellular occlusion. Session: Osmoregulation: From magnesium to mosquitoes: A tribute to Klaus W. Beyenbach.

Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech

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06/03/2015

Chasiotis H, Ionescu A, Bui P, Misyura L, Weihrauch D, *Donini A Expression and dsRNA knockdown of putative ammonia transporters in larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Insect Biotech Conference 2015, St. Catharines, Canada.


10/05/2014

Robertson L, Chasiotis H, Galperin V, *Donini A Allatostatin A-like factors in the aquatic larvae of Chironomus riparius: Regulation of hindgut motility, ion reabsorption and implications for salinity exposure.

APS Intersociety Meeting: Comparative approaches to grand challenges in physiology. San Diego, USA.

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10/05/2014

Chasiotis H, Misyura L, Donini A RNAi knockdown of ammonia transporter and osmoregulatory transcripts in larval mosquitos, Aedes aegypti.

APS Intersociety Meeting: Comparative approaches to grand challenges in physiology. San Diego, USA.

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10/05/2014

*Jonusaite S, Kelly SP, Donini A Salinity responsive septate junction genes in larval mosquito.

APS Intersociety Meeting: Comparative approaches to grand challenges in physiology. San Diego, USA.

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10/05/14

*Kolosov D, Bui P, Donini A, Wilkie M, Kelly SP Tight junction proteins and the regulation of salt and water balance in extant agnathan, Petromyzon marinus.

APS Intersociety Meeting: Comparative approaches to grand challenges in physiology. San Diego, USA.

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06/04/2014

*Ionescu A, Bui P, Weihrauch D, Donini, A Ammonia excretion in anal papillae of A. aegypti mosquito: involvement of rhesus proteins, AMT, V-type H+ ATPase, Na+/K+ ATPase and NHE3.

Insect Biotech Conference 2014. St. Catharines, Ca


06/04/2014

*Akhter H, Bui P, Donini A mRNA and protein expression of aquaporins in the anal papillae of larval mosquito Aedes aegypti in response to salinity.

Insect Biotech Conference 2014, St. Catharines, Canada.


05/14/2014

*Ionescu A, Bui P, Weihrauch D, Donini A Ammonia transport mechanisms of anal papillae in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Expression of ammonia transporters and involvement of V-ATPase, NHE3 and Na+/K+-ATPase.

Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.


02/25/2014

Robertson L, Chasiotis H, Galperin V, *Donini A Allatostatin-like factors in the aquatic larvae of Chironomus riparius: regulation of hindgut muscle contraction and epithelial transport.

The Invertebrate Neuropeptide Conference, El Calafate, Argentina.

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02/03/2012

*Jonusaite S. Kelly SP, Donini A Septate junction proteins in larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti): cDNA cloning, tissue distribution and evidence for a role in osmoregulation.

Molecular structure and function of the apical junctional complex in epithelia and endothelia conference. Merida, Mexico.

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