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The 14th Naito Conference

Bioactive Natural Products and Their Modes of Action [III]: Insect Bioactive Molecules and Their Modes of Action

Period 2001/10/16 (Tue.) - 2001/10/19 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:25


Akinori Suzuki Akita Prefectural University
Hiroshi Kataoka The University of Tokyo
Toru Shimada The University of Tokyo
Shogo Matumoto RIKEN
Yasuo Chinzai Mie University
Ritsuo Nishida Kyoto University


Insect Growth and Development: Hormonal Regulation

  1. Neuropeptide hormones and their receptors
    [Hiroshi Kataoka]
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, The Univesrity of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Common mechanisms for endocrine regulation of ecdysis
    [Dusan Zitnan]
    Institute of Zoology, SLovak Academy of Scineces, Slovakia
  3. Hormonal regulation of fluid homeostasis in insects
    [David A. Schooley]
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, USA
  4. Dual role for 20-hydroxyecdysone in the programmed cell death of silk gland
    [Sho Sakurai]
    Department of Biology, Kanazawa University, Japan
  5. Ecdysteroid control of wing morphogenesis in insects
    [Haruhiko Fujisawa]
    Department of Integrated Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Insect Growth and Development: Genetic Regulation

  1. Sex-linked period genes in the silkmoth, Antheraea pernyi
    [Anthony L. Gotter]
    Department of Neurobiology, Univesrity of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
  2. Development and evolution of Drosophilia melanin patterns
    [John R. True]
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Wisconsin, USA
  3. Molecular mechanisms of diapause induction and termination in the silkworm
    [Toshinobu Yaginuma]
    Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan
  4. Analysis of the molecular basis of the honeybee social behavior
    [Takeo Kubo]
    Department of Biological Sciences, Granduate School of Sciences, The Unversity of Tokyo, Japan
  5. Genomic basis of Lepidoptera-specific biological functions
    [Toru Shimada]
    Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Insect-Plant Molecular Interface

  1. Chemoreception mediatting host-plant recognition in phytophagous insects
    [Erich Stadlar]
    Eidg. Fouschungsanstalt, Switzerland
  2. Molecular physiology in the taste reception of the blowfly, Phormia regina
    [Mamiko Ozaki]
    Department of Applied Biology, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
  3. Chemical ecological interface of host selection in butterflies
    [Ritsuo Nishida]
    Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
  4. Molecular and biochemical bases for the tolerance of specialised insects towards cardiac glycosides and alkaloids
    [Michael Wink]
    Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  5. Plant defense and counteraction of insects
    [Kotaro Konno]
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan

Molecular Mechanisms of Pheromone Production and Reception

  1. Molecular mechanisms underlying sex pheromone production in the silkmoth, Bombyx mori
    [Shogo Matsumoto]
    The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan
  2. Regulation of pheromone production in female moths
    [Russell A. Jurenka]
    Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, USA
  3. Pheromonal signals perception in insects
    [Walter S. Leal]
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, USA
  4. Molecular mechanisms of pheromone reception in insect antennae
    [Jorg Strotmann]
    Institute of physiology, University Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany
  5. Neural basis of odor-source searching behavior in insect microbrain systems evaluated with a mobile robot
    [Ryohei Kanzaki]
    Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Insect Bioactive Substances: Molecules Effective Against Other Organisms

  1. Immune defense in Drosophilia: The Thor and Dorothy Genes
    [Deborah A. Kimbrell]
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, USA
  2. Molecular cloning of novel REL protein from silkworm, Bombyx mori and their differntial effects on the activation of antibacterial peptide genes
    [Minoru yamakawa]
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
  3. Hemolin, an insect immune protein crucial in embryonic development
    [Ingrid Faye]
    Department of Genetics, Stockholm University, Sweden
  4. Bioactive substances in the salivary glands of blood sucking insects and ticks
    [Yasuo Chinzei]
    Department of Medical Zoology, School of Medicine Mie University, Japan
  5. Feature mass spectrometric approach for structural characterization of bioactive substances of arthropod
    [Hideo Naoki]
    Suntory Institute for Bioorganiz Research, Japan