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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGICALLY BASED MANAGEMENT OF BOLL WEEVILS AND OTHER ROW CROP PESTS UNDER TRANSITION TO BOLL WEEVIL ERADICATION IN TEMPERATE REGIONS

Location: Insect Control and Cotton Disease Research Unit

Title: Invertebrate Neuropeptides XII

Author
item Nachman, Ronald

Submitted to: Peptides
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 15, 2012
Publication Date: March 5, 2012
Citation: Nachman, R.J. 2012. Invertebrate Neuropeptides XII. Peptides. 34:1-2.

Interpretive Summary: This publication represents an introduction to the 12th in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of novel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, several papers address the design and evaluation of metabolically-resistant mimetic analogs with enhanced ability to over-stimulate and disrupt neuropeptide-regulated functions, and their significance to the development of novel, neuropeptide-based strategies for management of arthropod pests.

Technical Abstract: This publication represents an introduction to the 12th in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of novel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, several papers address the design and evaluation of metabolically-resistant mimetic analogs with enhanced ability to over-stimulate and disrupt neuropeptide-regulated functions, and their significance to the development of novel, neuropeptide-based strategies for management of arthropod pests.

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