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Extracellular Composite Matrices in Arthropods

By: Ephraim Cohen(Editor), Bernard Moussian(Editor)

712 pages, 83 colour & 39 b/w illustrations, 88 tables


Hardback | Sep 2016 | #237493 | ISBN-13: 9783319407388
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Emphasis is placed on the elaborate cuticular matrices in insects and crustaceans, spider and insect silks, sialomes of phytophagous and blood-feeding arthropods as well as on secretions of male and female accessory glands. Focus is placed largely on insects, due to the extensive body of published research that in part is the result of available whole genome sequences of several model species (in particular Drosophila melanogaster) and accessible ESTs for other species. Such advances have facilitated fundamental insights into genomic, proteomic and molecular biology-based physiology. This new volume contains comprehensive contributions on extracellular composite matrices in arthropods. The building blocks of such matrices are formed in and secreted by single layered epithelial cells into exterior domains where their final assembly takes place.Additionally, the unique mechanical properties of natural biocomposites like chitin/chitosan, the crustacean mineralized exoskeleton, the pliant protein resilin or insect and spider silks, have inspired basic and applied research that yield sophistical biomimetics and structural biocomposite hybrids important for future industrial and biomedical use. In summary, Extracellular Composite Matrices in Arthropods provides an invaluable vast source of basic and applied information for a plethora of scientists as well as textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.


Part A Skeletal matrices
1 Genes of Cuticular Proteins and their Regulation - H. Kawasaki
2 Chitin Synthetic and Degradation Pathways - S. Muthukrishnan, Y. Arakane, H. Merzendorfer and Q. yang
3 Molecular model of skeletal organization and differentiation - B. Moussian
4 Resilin - The Pliant Protein - J. Michels, E. Appel, S.N. Gorb
5 The Mineralized Exoskeletons of Crustaceans - S. Bentov, S. Abehsera and A. Sagi
6 Tyrosine Metabolism in Insect Cuticle Pigmentation and Sclerotization - M. Y. Noh, T. Asano, J. J. Kramer and Y. Arakane
7 Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Biochemistry and Chemical Ecology - M. D. Ginzel and G. J. Blomquist

Part B Peritrophic Membranes and Eggshell Matrices
8 Peritrophic Matrices - H. Merzendorfer, M. Kekenberg and S. Muthukrishnan
9 Composite Eggshell Matrices: Chorionic Layers and Sub- Chorionic Cuticular Envelopes - G. L. Rezende, H. C. M. Vargas, B. Moussian and E. Cohen

Part C Skeletal Components as Targets for Interference
10 Targeting Cuticular Components for Pest Management - D. Doucet and A. Retnakaran

Part D Glandular Secretions
11 Nature and Functions of Glands and Ducts in the Drosophila Reproductive Tract F. W. Avila, J. A. Sanchez-Lopez, J. L. McGlaughon, S. Raman, M. F. Wolfner and Y. Heifetz
12 Molecular and Structural Properties of Spider Silk - T. Crawford, C. Williams, R. Hekman, S. Dyrness, A. Arata and C. Vierra
13 Spider Silks: Factors Affecting Mechanical Properties and Biomimetic Applications - S. Zhang and I-M Tso
14 Insect Silks and Cocoons: Structural and Molecular Aspects - K. Yukuhiro, H. Sezuku, T. Tsubota, Y. Takasu, T. Kameda and N. Yonemura
15 Glands of Drosophila melanogaster, A Model System - R. Farkas
16 Salivary Gland Secretions of Phytophagous Arthropods - M. P. Celorio-Mancera and J. M. Labavitch
17 Glandular Matrices and Secretions: Blood-Feeding Arthropods - B. Mans

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