Editors: Muhammad Tufail, Makio Takeda

Series Title: Hemolymph Proteins and Functional Peptides

Recent Advances in Insects and Other Arthropods

Volume 1

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2589-3084 (Print)
ISSN: 2213-2694 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-402-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-401-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080540151120101

Introduction

Recent molecular studies have revealed an overwhelming role of hemolymph proteins and functional peptides in invertebrate physiology. This is mainly due to the large assortment of biomolecular factors each with a different structure and function. In addition there is a multitude of genes encoding for hemolymph proteins and functional peptides. Hemolymph proteins and functional peptides: Recent Advances in Insects and other Arthropods elucidates the physiological role, both at biochemical and molecular levels, of hemolymph proteins and functional peptides in reproduction, development, homeostasis, hibernation, migration, immune system, and in abiotic stress tolerance of insects and other arthropods. Readers gain an opportunity to find out how insects or other arthropods benefit from these biomolecular instruments for physiological processes, and how they endure and respond to the environmental stress. Recent research developments from a wider range of recognized authors and laboratories actively pursuing research in the field have been gathered and presented in a single volume. This e-book is a unique compilation of research on the biological role of numerous and diversified hemolymph protein molecules and peptides. This e-book will be equally interesting to students and researchers working in universities and other research stations in fields of entomology, zoology and physiology.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Muhammad Tufail
Technology Kobe University
Japan


Makio Takeda
Graduate School of Agricultural Science Kobe University
Japan




Contributor(s):
Joshua B. Benoit
Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases School of Public Health
Yale University
New Haven
CT, 06511
USA


Akira Goto
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences
Tohoku University Aramaki
Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578
Japan


Masafumi Iwami
Division of Life Sciences
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, 920-1192
Japan


Manabu Kamimura
Invertebrate Gene Function Research Unit, Division of Insect Science
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Tsukuba
Ibaraki, 305-8634
Japan


Shoichiro Kurata
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tohoku University, Aramaki
Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578
Japan


Yuehong Liu
Molecular Entomology Great Lakes Forestry Centre
Queen Street East
ON, P6A2E5
Canada


Marcia J. Loeb (retired)
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Insect Biocontrol Laboratory
Beltsville MD, 20705
USA


Giancarlo Lopez-Martinez
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida
Gainesville
FL, 32611
USA


Kees W. Rodenburg
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of Biology
Institute of Biomembranes Utrecht University
The Netherlands


Karel Slama
Biological Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Entomology
Drnovsk√° 507
Praha 6, 16100
Czeck Republic


Takumi Suzuki
Division of Life Sciences
Kanazawa University
Kanazawa, 920-1192
Japan


Makio Takeda
Graduate School of Agricultural Science Kobe University
Kobe, 657-8501
Japan


Sumio Tojo
Department of Applied Biological Sciences
Saga University, Honjyo-machi
Saga-shi, 840-8502
Japan


Muhammad Tufail
Organization of Advanced Science and Technology Kobe University
Kobe, 657-8501
Japan


Dick J. Van der Horst
Division of Endocrinology
Metabolism Department of Biology and Institute of Biomembranes
Utrecht University
The Netherlands


Yiping Zheng
Great Lakes Forestry Center
Queen Street East
Sault Ste Marie
ON, P6A2E5
Canada




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