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Comprehensive insect physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology. Volume 11, Pharmacology

Author: G A Kerkut; Lawrence I Gilbert
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Pergamon Press, 1985.
Series: Comprehensive insect physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology, v. 11.
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Over the past 25 years insect pharmacology has grown from a fledgling subject to one that occupies a major field of science. Volume ll reviews insect pharmacology past and present and effectively captures the growing confidence which imbues the world of the insect pharmacologist. It contains l5 chapters written in authoritative fashion by leading scientists and is fully illustrated and referenced. Insect  Read more...
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Pharmacology.
(OCoLC)26155487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G A Kerkut; Lawrence I Gilbert
ISBN: 9781483286235 1483286231
OCLC Number: 890999424
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 740 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Pharmacology; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Contributors to Volume 11; Contents of All Volumes; Chapter 1. Insect Pharmacology Comes of Age; Chapter 2. Nervous System; 1 Introduction; 2 Agents that modify the action potential; 3 Agents that act upon receptors for neurotransmitter substances; 4 Summary; References; Chapter 3. Neurotransmission and Neuromodulation of Skeletal Muscles; 1 Structure of neuromuscular contacts; 2 Electrical properties; 3 Neuromuscular transmitters and modulators; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 4. Heart and Diaphragms. 1 Introduction2 Proctolin; 3 Octopamine; 4 Cardioaccelerators; 5 The cockroach heart; 6 Ventral diaphragm preparations; 7 Dorsal diaphragm preparations; 8 Summarizing comments; References; Chapter 5. Visceral Muscle; 1 Introduction; 2 The structure and disposition of visceral muscle; 3 The innervation of visceral muscle; 4 Transmitter Substances; 5 Mechanical and electrical activity; 6 Excitation-contraction coupling; References; Chapter 6. Salivary Gland; 1 Structure of salivary glands; 2 Neurohormone and transmitter; 3 Responses to nerve stimulation and secretagogues; 4 Nature of secretion. 5 Catecholamines6 5-Hydroxtryptamine; 7 Substances with blocking or potentiating action; 8 Miscellaneous substances; 9 Summary of pharmacological actions; References; Chapter 7. Microsomal Mono-Oxygenases; 1 General description; 2 Introduction to insect microsomes; 3 Biochemical characteristics of insect microsomes; 4 Preparative techniques and incubation conditions for insect microsomes; 5 Function of the microsomal cytochrome P-450-dependent mono-oxygenase system; 6 Factors affecting the activity of the microsomal cytochrome P-450-dependent mono-oxygenase system; 7 Enzymes. 8 Summary and conclusionsReferences; Chapter 8. Biochemical Pharmacology; Introduction; 1 Penetration and distribution of insecticides; 2 Biochemical functions and sites with which insecticides interfere; 3 Differences in the interaction of insecticides with their primary targets; 4 Interactions of insecticides with metabolizing systems; References; Addendum; Chapter 9. Pharmacology of Insect Juvenile Hormones; 1 Introduction; 2 Brief survey of juvenoid structures; 3 Basic structure-activity relationships; 4 Sensitive developmental periods; 5 Application and evaluation of JH activity. 6 Some physiological and pharmacological observationsReferences; Chapter 10. Acetylcholine Receptors; 1 Introduction; 2 Characterization of putative cholinergic receptors by radiolabelled ligands; 3 Physiological and biochemical analysis of the responses to acetylcholine and related compounds; 4 Actions of insecticides; 5 Genetic and developmental studies; Chapter 11. Catecholamines and Indolalkylamines; 1 Introduction; 2 Pathways for the synthesis and degradation of the indolalkylamines and catecholamines; 6 Conclusions; References.
Series Title: Comprehensive insect physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology, v. 11.
Other Titles: Pharmacology
Responsibility: executive editors: G.A. Kerkut, L.I. Lawrence.

Abstract:

Over the past 25 years insect pharmacology has grown from a fledgling subject to one that occupies a major field of science. Volume ll reviews insect pharmacology past and present and effectively captures the growing confidence which imbues the world of the insect pharmacologist. It contains l5 chapters written in authoritative fashion by leading scientists and is fully illustrated and referenced. Insect preparations are proving ideal for resolving problems in pharmacology which have general significance, particularly at the molecular and genetic levels. This volume contains a wealth of da.

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