Identification and Characterization of Two "Sensory Neuron Membrane Proteins" (SNMPs) of the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae).

@article{Jiang2016IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and Characterization of Two "Sensory Neuron Membrane Proteins" (SNMPs) of the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae).},
  author={Xingcong Jiang and Pablo Pregitzer and Ewald Gro{\ss}e-Wilde and Herrmann Breer and J{\"u}rgen Krieger},
  journal={Journal of insect science},
  year={2016},
  volume={16}
}
Pheromone-responsive neurons of insects not only require specific receptors but in addition several auxiliary components, including the "sensory neuron membrane protein," SNMP. Accordingly, SNMP is considered as a marker for neurons responding to pheromones. For the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria, it is known that the behavior, including aggregation behavior and courtship inhibition, is largely controlled by pheromones. However, little is known about pheromones, their receptors, and the… CONTINUE READING
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