Behavioural observations and neurophysiological responses of cockroaches envenomated with latrodectus katipo venom

Franklin, CE (1988) Behavioural observations and neurophysiological responses of cockroaches envenomated with latrodectus katipo venom. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative, 89 1: 117-120. doi:10.1016/0742-8413(88)90155-7


Author Franklin, CE
Title Behavioural observations and neurophysiological responses of cockroaches envenomated with latrodectus katipo venom
Journal name Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part C, Comparative   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4492
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0742-8413(88)90155-7
Volume 89
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 120
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2403 Immunology
3004 Pharmacology
Abstract 1. 1. The behaviour of American cockroaches envenomated with Latrodectus katipo venom was correlated with neurophysiological events recorded from an isolated cockroach CNS preparation to which venom was applied. 2. 2. The injection of a venom extract into cockroaches caused convulsions (3 behavioural categories: quivering, jerking and hyperextension) which eventually led to paralysis and death. 3. 3. Changes in the spontaneous activity of nerve 5 (from the metathoracic ganglion) corresponded to the time course of envenomation behaviours. An initial increase in discharge peaked 5-10 min after application and subsequently decreased to become irreversibly blocked.
Q-Index Code C1
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