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Recent Advances in Arthropod Endocrinology

Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series Volume: 65

Edited By: Geoffrey M Coast and Simon G Webster

406 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Feb 1998 | #68218 | ISBN: 0521591139
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Summary of some of the most significant advances in arthropod endocrinology made in the last decade, brought together in a single volume for the first time.

...the editors have done a superb job and I highly recommend this text for both specialists and advance students in the areas of neurobiology, endocrinology, entomology, and evolution. Stan L. Smith, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism


Part I. Moulting, Metamorphosis and Reproduction: 1. Structures, functions and occurence of insect allatostatic peptides R. J. Weaver, J. P. Edwards, W. G. Bendena, and S. S. Tobe; 2. Neuropeptides inhibiting growth and reproduction of crustaceans S. G. Webster; 3. Molecular, cytological and physiological aspects of the crustacean hyperglycemic hormone family F. Van Herp; 4. Endocrine effectors in insect vitellogenesis X. Belles; 5. Endocrine regulation of development and reproduction in Acarines L. O. Lomas, and H. H. Rees; 6. Ecdysteroid synthesis in the crustacean Y-organ: role of cyclic nucleotides and Ca 2+ D. Sedlmeier, and A. Seinsche; 7. Regulation of steroidogenesis: role of transaldolase in crab moulting glands F. Lachaise, and G. Somme; Part II. Control of Intermediary Metabolism, Ion and Water Balance: 8. New perspectives on the structures, assays and actions of locust adipokinetic hormones M. J. Lee, and G. J. Goldsworthy; 9. Signal transduction of adipokinetic hormone W. J. A. Van Marrewijk, and D. J. Van der Horst; 10. The regulation of primary urine production in insects G. M. Coast; 11. Locust ion transport peptide (ITP): function, structure, DNA and expression J. E. Phillips, J. Meredith, N. Audsley, M. Ring, A. Macins, H. Brock, D. Theilmann, and D. Littleford; Part III. Myotropic and Myoininhibitory Arthropod Neuropeptides: Structures and Functions?: 12. The dipteran Leu-callatostatins: structural and functional diversity in an insect neuroendocrine peptide family H. Duve, A. Thorpe, A. H. Johnsen, J-L. Maestro, A. G. Scott, and P. D. East; 13. An insect peptide family in search of functions; the tachykinin-related peptides D. R. Nassel, C. T. Lundquist, J. E. Muren, and A. S. A. Winther; 14. The distribution, biological activity, and pharmacology of SchistoFLRFamide and related peptides in insects I. Orchard, and A. B. Lange; 15. Ontogenetic, phylogenetic and physiological aspects of the conserved crustacean cardioactive peptide (CCAP) neural networks in arthropods H. Dirksen; 16. Control of the insect oviduct: the role of the neuropeptide CCAP in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta A. K. Marshall, and S. E. Reynolds; Part IV. Peptidases, Peptide and Pseudopeptide Mimetics: Toward New Strategies of Insect Pest Control?: 17. Insect angiotensim-converting enzyme: comparative biochemistry and evolution R. E. Isaaac, D. Coates, T. A. Williams, and L. Schoofs; 18. Mimetic analogues of the myotropic diuretic insect kinin neuropeptide family R. J. Nachman, G. M. Holman, and G. M. Coast.

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