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Effects of Nicotinic and Muscarinic Agents on an Identified Motoneurone and its Direct Afferent Inputs in Larval Manduca Sexta
The principal locomotory appendages of larval Manduca sexta , the prolegs, bear at their tips an array of mechanosensory hairs (the planta hairs). Each of the single sensory neurones associated withExpand
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Distribution and partial characterization of FMRFamide‐like peptides in the stomatogastric nervous systems of the rock crab, Cancer borealis, and the spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus
The distribution of FMRFamide‐like peptides was studied in the complete Stomatogastric nervous system [the paired commissural ganglia, single oesophageal ganglion, and the single StomatogastricExpand
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GoQBot: a caterpillar-inspired soft-bodied rolling robot.
Rolling locomotion using an external force such as gravity has evolved many times. However, some caterpillars can curl into a wheel and generate their own rolling momentum as part of an escapeExpand
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Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors modulate the excitability of an identified insect motoneuron.
1. With the use of an isolated, perfused ganglion preparation from the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, we have examined the responses of an identified proleg retractor motoneuron (designated PPR) toExpand
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FMRFamidelike peptides of homarus americanus: Distribution, immunocytochemical mapping, and ultrastructural localization in terminal varicosities
The distribution of FMRFamidelike peptides was studied in the nervous system of the lobster Homarus americanus by using immunocytochemical and radioimmunological techniques. By radioimmunoassayExpand
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Characterization of a muscarinic current that regulates excitability of an identified insect motoneuron.
  • B. Trimmer
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of neurophysiology
  • 1 October 1994
1. Application of the muscarinic agonist oxotremorine-M (oxo-M) to isolated abdominal ganglia of larval Manduca sexta excited an identified proleg retractor motoneuron called PPR. This excitationExpand
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Nitric Oxide and the Control of Firefly Flashing
Bioluminescent flashing is essential for firefly reproduction, yet the specific molecular mechanisms that control light production are not well understood. We report that light production byExpand
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Current excitement from insect muscarinic receptors
  • B. Trimmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • 1 February 1995
Recent electrophysiological, pharmacological and molecular studies suggest that muscarinic ACh receptors (mAChRs) in insects are related to, but distinct from, their mammalian counterparts. InsectExpand
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Caterpillar locomotion: A new model for soft- bodied climbing and burrowing robots
.Abstract – Caterpillars are some of the most successful scansorial and burrowing animals and yet they lack a hard skeleton. Their hydrostatic body and prolegs provide astonishing fault-tolerantExpand
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Softworms: the design and control of non-pneumatic, 3D-printed, deformable robots.
We describe a novel soft robotic platform (Softworms) as a modular device for research, education and public outreach. Expand
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