Target receptors in the control of insect pests: Part II

Edited by

  • Ephraim Cohen, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

This volume of Advances in Insect Physiology contains comprehensive interdisciplinary reviews on basic and practical aspects relevant to major target receptors for crucial physiological functions and mechanisms in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, particularly insects. Chapters emphasize advanced genomic, molecular biology, chemical, and proteomic research on the receptors and their corresponding agonist and antagonist ligands. The book encompasses target systems such as sodium channels, octopamine/tyramine receptors, ABC transporters, acetylcholinesterase as a target enzyme, juvenile hormone receptors, and receptors targeted by neuropeptides.
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Entomologists, zoologists, insect biochemists, insect physiologists


Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-417010-0

Table of Contents

  1. ABC Transporters and Their Role in Protecting Insects from Pesticides and Their Metabolites
  2. Hans Merzendorfer

  3. Molecular Signaling, Pharmacology, and Physiology of Octopamine and Tyramine Receptors as Potential Insect Pest Control Targets
  4. Hiroto Ohta and Yoshihisa Ozoe

  5. Receptors for Neuronal or Endocrine Signaling Molecules as Potential Targets for the Control of Insect Pests
  6. Heleen Verlinden, Rut Vleugels, Sven Zels, Senne Dillen, Cynthia Lenaerts, Katleen Crabbé, Jornt Spit and Jozef Vanden Broeck

  7. The Juvenile Hormone Receptor and Molecular Mechanisms of Juvenile Hormone Action
  8. Edward B. Dubrovsky and Travis J. Bernardo

  9. Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels as Insecticide Targets
  10. Kristopher S. Silver, Yuzhe Du, Yoshiko Nomura, Eugenio E. Oliveira, Vincent L. Salgado, Boris S. Zhorov and Ke Dong

  11. Insect Acetylcholinesterase as a Target for Effective and Environmentally-Safe Insecticides

    Yuan-Ping Pang