Effect of cold acclimation on the antioxidant defense system of two larval lepidoptera (noctuidae)

first_imgActivities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), as well as total glutathione (tGSH) concentration were analyzed in the hemolymph and fat body of the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis Hubn. and the Mediterranean borer Sesamia cretica Led. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Controls were maintained at 8°C while experimental groups of larvae were exposed to –3°C for ten days and then to –12°C for 23 days (only for Ostrinia). Cold exposure significantly increased fat body SOD, GR, and GST activities of Ostrinia larvae. Only GST activity and tGSH levels increased significantly in Ostrinia larval hemolymph on cold exposure. In Sesamia larvae after cold exposure, hemolymph CAT activity was significantly lower, while fat body tGSH increased. The antioxidant defense systems of these two species show differences, probably influenced by their respective cold-hardiness metabolism. According to its antioxidant profile, the response of Ostrinia suggests a significant physiological alteration in its metabolism during cold exposure, indicating a compensatory mechanism. By contrast this is not evident in Sesamia.Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 36:1–10, 1997last_img read more

Press release: Les Allamby re-appointed to as Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

first_imgSecretary of State, Karen Bradley MP, today announced the reappointment of Les Allamby as the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for a further period of two years from 1 September 2019.NOTES FOR EDITORSNorthern Ireland Human Rights CommissionThe Commission was established as a result of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement 1998 and has been in operation since 1 March 1999. Its governing legislation is the Northern Ireland Act 1998, as amended by the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007. It is designated as a non-departmental public body, and receives grant-in-aid from the United Kingdom (UK) government through the Northern Ireland Office. It reports to Parliament through the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (NI).The Commission is a National Human Rights Institution with A status accreditation from the United Nations (UN). This recognition means that the Commission operates independently in full accordance with the Paris Principles (further information is available here. Its accreditation affords special access to the UN Human Rights Council and treaty bodies, and remains valid until the next periodic review in 2020.Terms of appointmentAppointments to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments and made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.Mr Allamby was appointed in September 2014 for an initial five year term. His second term will last for two years until 31 August 2021.BiographyMr Allamby’s biography can be found on the Commission’s websitePolitical ActivityAll appointments are made on merit and with regards to the statutory requirements. Political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity in defined categories to be made public.No political activity has been declared.Statutory RequirementsThis appointment is made by the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions set out in the Northern Ireland Act 1998.last_img read more

Board to make nominations in June

first_img Board to make nominations in June Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies at its June 3 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2010.Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on Board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should contact the Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business April 8. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. March 1, 2005 Regular News Board to make nominations in Junelast_img read more

Adrian Gonzalez placed on DL for Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers placed Adrián González on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year major-league career on Friday, putting the 34-year-old first baseman on the 10-day DL with right elbow soreness. The team also reinstated outfielder Joc Pederson from the 10-day DL.González had the record – among active players – of 1,774 games played since 2006 without being placed on the DL. In 29 games this season, he is batting .255 with six runs, five doubles, 11 RBI and 10 walks.Pederson, who was placed on the 10-day DL on April 24 with a right groin strain, appeared in three rehab games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, going 1 for 7 (.143) with three walks. In his fourth season with the Dodgers, Pederson has hit .220 (11 for 50) with six runs, three doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 18 major-league games this season.More to come on this story.last_img read more