Special Issue "Insect Neuropeptides and Their Receptors: Molecular and Physiological Advances"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 7544
Interests: neuropeptides and other (neuro)hormones; G protein-coupled receptors; excretory system; gut epithelial function; Malpighian tubules
Like most animals, insects and other terrestrial arthropods contain a wide variety of neuropeptides and other chemical messenger molecules which hold key roles in regulating most physiological and behavioral processes. These signaling molecules elicit their actions on cellular targets by activating receptors expressed in target tissues/organs. Neuropeptides may act as neurohormones, neuromodulators or even as neurotransmitters, with multiple modes of activity being possible for any given factor. This Special Issue focuses on neuropeptides and other neurochemicals along with their receptors that are of importance for regulating the biology of insects and other terrestrial arthropods (i.e., ticks, spiders). Submissions may include investigations at all levels of organization spanning from the molecular to the whole organism level. We are particularly interested in receiving comprehensive research studies using nontraditional models that will advance the comparative element in the field by providing important novel data on understudied models or research areas.
Prof. Jean-Paul Paluzzi
Prof. Andrew B. Nuss
Manuscript Submission Information
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