Sökning: "Chemosensory Proteins"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 6 avhandlingar innehållade orden Chemosensory Proteins.

  1. 1. Structure and Function of Odorant Binding Proteins and Chemosensory Proteins in Moths

    Författare :Severine Jansen; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NMR structure; Ecology; Ekologi; Development; Lepidoptera; Odorant Binding Proteins; Chemosensory Proteins;

    Sammanfattning : Odorant Binding Proteins (OBPs) and Chemosensory Proteins (CSPs) are small soluble proteins found in the lymph of insect sensillae located on insect antennae. Odorant Binding proteins are implied in olfaction, by binding hydrophobic odorant molecules and transporting them to the olfactory receptor located on the dendrite of the olfactory neurons. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Evolution of olfaction in Lepidoptera and Trichoptera : Gene families and antennal morphology

    Författare :Jothi Kumar Yuvaraj; Funktionell zoologi; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; evolution; pheromone receptors; olfaction; chemosensory; sensillum; HEK 293 cells;

    Sammanfattning : In moths, females produce sex pheromone compounds to attract males over a long distance for mating. The antennae of moths and many other insects have specialized odorant receptors (ORs), called pheromone receptors (PRs), to sense the pheromone compounds and they group in a monophyletic clade (PR clade). LÄS MER

  3. 3. Evolution of the G protein-coupled receptor signaling system : Genomic and phylogenetic analyses

    Författare :Arunkumar Krishnan; Helgi Schiöth; Torgeir Hvidsten; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; GPCRs; G proteins; Sensory system; Signal transduction; Olfaction; Chemosensation; Hemichordates; Sponges; Porifera; Bilaterians; Holozoans; Fungi; Opisthokonts; Bioinformatics; Bioinformatik;

    Sammanfattning : Signal transduction pathways mediated by G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their intracellular coupling partners, the heterotrimeric G proteins, are crucial for several physiological functions in eukaryotes, including humans. This thesis describes a broad genomic survey and extensive comparative phylogenetic analysis of GPCR and G protein families from a wide selection of eukaryotes. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Pheromones, genes & transcriptomes. A molecular analysis of moth sex pheromone production

    Författare :Maria Strandh; MEMEG; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Sammanfattning : Female moths emit sex pheromones to lure a mate. In this thesis I examined the transcriptomes of female moth pheromone glands in order to identify genes encoding proteins involved in pheromone production. Two cDNA-libraries were constructed from Agrotis segetum (Noctuidae) pheromone glands and the remaining body tissue, respectively. LÄS MER

  5. 5. The control of growth and metabolism in Caenorhabditis elegans

    Författare :Josefin Friberg; Simon Tuck; Cathy Savage-Dunn; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TGFβ; insulin; collagen; p70 S6K; metabolism; growth; dauer; Caenorhabditis elegans; Cell and molecular biology; Cell- och molekylärbiologi;

    Sammanfattning : The control of growth is a poorly understood aspect of animal development. This thesis focuses on body size regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans, and in particular, how worms grow to a certain size. In C. elegans, a key regulator of size is the TGFβ homologue DBL-1. LÄS MER