Scientific Reports of the Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University
Published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University
ONLINE ISSN : 2186-7755

電気生理学的手法を用いた昆虫神経作用物質の探索

Abstract
A simple and rapid bioassay was developed to search for novel insect neuroactive substances.This method was based on the electrophysiological response of the metathoracic legnerve of Periplaneta americana.Using this assay,41 methanol extracts of Kenyan plant and 15 methanol extracts of Indonesia plants were tested to show various activities.Several compounds were isolated from these methanol extracts with the guidance of the activity increasing spontaneous-impulse frequencies.
Keywords
bioassay
insect
neuroactive substance
Periplaneta americana
ISSN
0474-0254
NCID
AN00033029