Analysis of venom sac constituents from the solitary, aculeate wasp Cerceris rybyensis

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  • Sachin Kote(Author)
    University of Gdansk
  • Jakub Faktor(Author)
    Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Irena Dapic(Author)
    University of Gdansk
  • Marcos Yebenes Mayordomo(Author)
    University of Gdansk
    University of Edinburgh
  • Mikołaj Kocikowski(Author)
    University of Gdansk
  • Alexander Kagansky(Author)
    Far Eastern Federal University
  • David Goodlett(Author)
    University of Gdansk
    University of Maryland
  • Borivoj Vojtesek(Author)
    Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Ted Hupp(Author)
    University of Gdansk
    Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute
    University of Edinburgh
  • David Wilcockson(Author)
  • Ross Piper(Author)
    University of Leeds
Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Early online date25 Jul 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jul 2019
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Solitary aculeate wasps are abundant and diverse hymenopteran insects that disable prey using venom. The venom may possess neuromodulation, immunomodulatory, metabolic-modulatory and antimicrobial functions. Venom analysis of transcriptomes and proteomes has been previously performed in social and parasitoid wasp species. We develop methodologies including mass spectrometry-based shotgun proteomics to analyse the protein constituents from venom sacs of the solitary aculeate wasp Cerceris rybyensis. The venom sac constituents of C. rybyensis are discussed with respect to other wasp species


  • venom sac, mass spectrometry, proteomics, cerceris, hymenoptera