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.
Jacob Johnson presents at 2015 Freshman Honor's Symposium
Chemistry Lesson given by James Klimavicz
James explains some of the techniques required to separate some of the components from the more complex essential oils used in our lab.
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