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.
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“Structural requirements for monoterpenoid activity against insects”, in Bioregulators for Crop Protection and Pest Control, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1994, pp. 92-108.,
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Area of Expertise:
Insecticide Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology