Affiliation: Federal Office for Radiation Protection
- Pheromone-binding proteins contribute to the activation of olfactory receptor neurons in the silkmoths antheraea polyphemus and Bombyx moriBlanka Pophof
Max Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, D 82319 Starnberg, Germany
Chem Senses 29:117-25. 2004..mori failed to activate the corresponding receptor neuron of B. mori, but did so if combined with one of the PBPs of A. polyphemus. Therefore, a still unknown binding protein involved in bombykal transport might be present in B. mori...
- Volatile organic compounds as signals in a plant-herbivore system: electrophysiological responses in olfactory sensilla of the moth Cactoblastis cactorumBlanka Pophof
Max Planck Institut for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen, Germany
Chem Senses 30:51-68. 2005..Five compounds identified by gas chromatography in the headspace of O. stricta elicited responses in olfactory receptor cells of C. cactorum, nonanal being the most active compound and therefore a candidate attractant of C. cactorum...
- Activation and inhibition of the transduction process in silkmoth olfactory receptor neuronsBlanka Pophof
Max Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, D 82305 Starnberg, Germany
Chem Senses 27:435-43. 2002..In contrast to decyl-thio-trifluoro-propanone, (+/-)-linalool and 1-heptanol seem to interfere with later processes of the transduction cascade, possibly the opening of ion channels...
- Moth pheromone binding proteins contribute to the excitation of olfactory receptor cellsBlanka Pophof
Max Planck Institut für Verhaltensphysiologie Seewiesen, 82319 Starnberg, Germany
Naturwissenschaften 89:515-8. 2002..This is the first electrophysiological study to suggest that the PBPs contribute to the activation of receptor molecules...