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Molecular Basis of Olfaction, Vol 130. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science

  • ID: 3060362
  • Book
  • January 2015
  • 144 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The scope of this volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science includes the molecular regulation of olfactory processes in vertebrates and insects including detailed discussion of olfactory proteins, signaling cascades and olfactory receptor modeling. In addition, because insect olfaction is an important and emerging field, it is also discussed in the context of key research questions such as disruption of host-finding by insect disease vectors, elucidation of the diverse range of compounds that are detected by insects, and the detection of pheromones by moths.

  • Comprehensive coverage of molecular processes in olfaction of vertebrates and insects
  • Focus on the emerging field of insect olfaction
  • Contributions by leading research groups in their fields, from a range of countries
  • Discusses fundamental knowledge and also key applications being addressed by the research

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  1. Mammalian Olfactory Receptors: Molecular Mechanisms of Odorant Detection, 3D-Modeling, And Structure-Activity Relationships
    Marie-Annick Persuy, Guenhaël Sanz, Anne Tromelin, Thierry Thomas-Danguin, Jean-François Gibrat and Edith Pajot-Augy
  2. Olfactory Signaling in Insects
    Dieter Wicher
  3. Advances in the Identification and Characterization of Olfactory Receptors in Insects
    Nicolas Montagné, Arthur de Fouchier, Richard D. Newcomb and Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly
  4. Olfactory Disruption: Towards Controlling Important Insect Vectors of Disease
    Jackson T. Sparks, Jonathan D. Bohbot and Joseph C. Dickens
  5. Pheromone Reception in Moths: From Molecules to Behaviors
    Jin Zhang, William B. Walker and Guirong Wang
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