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Title Insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors / edited by Steeve Hervé Thany
Published New York : Springer Science+Business Media ; Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xix, 118 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 683
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 683.
Contents Identification of cholinergic synaptic transmission in the insect nervous system / Steeve Hervé Thany, Hélène Tricoire-Leignel, and Bruno Lapied -- The evolution of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels / Joseph A. Dent -- Diversity of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits / Andrew K. Jones and David B. Sattelle -- Identification of critical elements determining toxins and insecticide affinity, ligand binding domains and channel properties / Hélène Tricoire-Leignel and Steeve Hervé Thany -- Electrophysiological studies and pharmacological properties of insect native nicotinic acetylcholine receptors / Steeve Hervé Thany -- Characterisation of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by heterologous expression / Neil S. Millar and Stuart J. Lansdell -- Neonicotinoid insecticides : historical evolution and resistance mechanisms / Steeve Hervé Thany -- Ecotoxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides to bees / Axel Decourtye and James Devillers -- State of the art on insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor function in learning and memory / Monique Gauthier
Summary The aim of this book is to summarize our understanding on the insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. This area of research received great impetus from the identification of the first subunit sequences to be used as neonicotinoid insecticide target sites. Although a book of this nature can provide the details only of commonly published results, it is hoped that it may provide a useful guide to the newcomer to the field as well as to point out some of the future challenges. For example, we need to determine the precise subunit nomenclature of insect nicotinic receptors. This nomenclature vari
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nicotinic receptors.
Insecticides -- Physiological effect.
Insects -- Physiology.
Neural transmission.
Receptors, Nicotinic
Insecticides -- toxicity
Insecta -- physiology
Synaptic Transmission
Sciences de la vie.
Neural transmission
Insecticides -- Physiological effect
Insects -- Physiology
Nicotinic receptors
Form Electronic book
Author Thany, Steeve Herve, 1972-
LC no. 2010011799
ISBN 9781441964458