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Mechanisms of action of natural insecticides and acaricides; expression of octopamine and tyramine receptors in mammalian cell lines

Octopamine and tyramine are essential biogenic amines that have been implicated in numerous physiological systems in arthropod species, such as reproduction, the nervous system, and  learning-and-memory, to name a few. We have successfully created two stably-transfected Chinese Hamster Ovary cell lines (CHO) with a functional octopamine receptor from Periplaneta americana, the American cockroach, and a functional tyramine receptor from Rhipicephalus microplus, the southern cattle tick.

Mr. Omar Benvenutti

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Undergraduate Student
GWC Intern
Area of Expertise: 
Insecticide Toxicology
Insect Rearing and Bioassay
Natural Insect Repellants

Jeff Gonzalez

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Undergraduate Student
General Laboratory Assistant I
Area of Expertise: 
Insect Rearing and Bioassay
chemical purification

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