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Title Neuropeptide systems as targets for parasite and pest control / edited by Timothy G. Geary, Aaron G. Maule
Published New York, N.Y. : Springer Science+Business Media ; Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 692
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 692.
Contents Strategies for insecticides and parasiticides : a review / Debra Woods [and others] -- Nonpeptide ligands for peptidergic G protein coupled receptors / Timothy G. Geary -- Interaction of mimetic analogs of insect kinin neuropeptides with arthropod receptors / Ronald J. Nachman and Patricia V. Pietrantonio -- Neuropeptides in helminths : occurrence and distribution / Nikki J. Marks and Aaron G. Maule -- Neuropeptide physiology in helminths / Angela Mousley [and others] -- Neuropeptide gene families in Caenorhabditis elegans / Chris Li and Kyuhyung Kim -- Control of nematode parasites with agents acting on neuromusculature systems : lessons for neuropeptide ligand discovery / Richard J. Martin and Alan P. Robertson -- Neuropeptide signaling in insects / Miriam Altstein and Dick R. Nassel -- Neuropeptide physiology in insects / William G. Bendena -- Neuropeptide biology in Drosophila / Elke Clynen [and others] -- Neuropeptide receptors as possible targets for development of insect pest control agents / Matthias B. Van Hiel [and others]
Summary This book was assembled to focus attention on this promising field by compiling a comprehensive review of recent research on neuropeptides in arthropods and helminths, with contributions from many of the leading laboratories working on these systems. The organization of the chapters is intended to provide an overview of the organism-level biology of neuropeptidergic function in insects and helminths, progressing to an understanding of the molecular biology of the genes that encode their precursors and receptors in these organisms. We include for perspective consideration of the state of the ar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Neuropeptides.
Insect hormones.
Arthropods -- drug effects
Helminths -- drug effects
Receptors, Neuropeptide
Antiparasitic Agents -- pharmacology
Insect Hormones
MEDICAL -- Biochemistry.
Sciences de la vie.
Insect hormones.
Form Electronic book
Author Geary, Timothy G., 1952-
Maule, Aaron G
ISBN 9781441969026