Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests: Part I - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123943897, 9780123946096

Target Receptors in the Control of Insect Pests: Part I, Volume 44

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Ephraim Cohen
eBook ISBN: 9780123946096
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943897
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st February 2013
Page Count: 368
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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Water Homeostasis and Osmoregulation as Targets in the Control of Insect Pests
    • List of abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Morphological Aspects of Water Balance
    • 3 Physiological Aspects of Ion and Water Balance
    • 4 Coping with Extreme Environmental Conditions
    • 5 Aquaporins and Osmoregulation
    • 6 Regulation of Water Homeostasis
    • 7 Target Sites for Interference
    • 8 Concluding notes
    • References

  • Chapter Two. Chemical Biology of the Nicotinic Insecticide Receptor
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Nicotinic Insecticides
    • 3 Structures of nAChR and Acetylcholine-Binding Protein
    • 4 Defining Nicotinic Insecticide Binding Surfaces
    • 5 Multiple Binding Conformations Conferring Selective Receptor Interaction
    • 6 Resistance in Pests
    • 7 Receptor Structure-Guided Insecticide Design
    • 8 Conclusions
    • References

  • Chapter Three. Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as Spinosyn Targets for Insect Pest Management
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Discovery of nAChRs
    • 3 Insect nAChRs
    • 4 Discovery of Natural Insecticidal Spinosyns
    • 5 Identification of Spinosyn Target
    • 6 Spinosyn–Receptor Interaction
    • 7 Next-Generation Spinosyn-Based Insecticides
    • 8 Resistance to the Spinosyns and Resistance Management
    • 9 Conclusion
    • References
    • Further-reading

  • Chapter Four. γ-Aminobutyrate- and Glutamate-gated Chloride Channels as Targets of Insecticides
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 GABA and Glutamate
    • 3 GABA Receptors
    • 4 Tissue Distributions of Insect GABA Receptors
    • 5 Neurophysiology of RDL GABA Receptors
    • 6 Receptor Ligands of GABACls


The latest volume in this series contains articles on insect growth disruptors. The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.

Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses arachnid physiology and behaviour
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines


Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Ephraim Cohen Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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