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
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943897
eBook ISBN: 9780123946096
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 and GluCls
    • 7 Molecular Basis of Native Insect GABA Receptors
    • 8 Inhibitory Glutamate Receptors (GLuCLs)
    • 9 Mechanism of NCA Actions
    • 10 Target-Site Insensitivity Underlying Resistance to NCA Insecticides
    • 11 Summary and Future Perspectives
    • References
  • Chapter Five. Calcium Channels as Molecular Target Sites of Novel Insecticides
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Calcium Pumps and Transporters
    • 3 Calcium Channels
    • 4 Concluding Remarks
    • References
  • Index

Description

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

Readership

Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists


Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123946096
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123943897

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