Calcium Channels as Molecular Target Sites of Novel Insecticides

  title={Calcium Channels as Molecular Target Sites of Novel Insecticides},
  author={Peter Luemmen},
Abstract As a key intracellular messenger, calcium is involved in the regulation of diverse cellular processes in vertebrate and invertebrates. In excitable cells, voltage-gated calcium channels transform electrical signals into intracellular calcium transients which trigger physiological processes such as muscle contraction or neurotransmitter release. ATP-driven pumps and ion transporters terminate calcium signals by reducing the intracellular concentrations to resting levels. It is… CONTINUE READING