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D. Veelaert, S.S. Tobe, C.G. Yu, L. Schoofs and A. De Loof (1995)

Allatostatic and allatotropic factors in the brain of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 125(1):243-249.

A polyclonal antibody against allatostatin-5 (Dip-AST 2) of Diploptera punctata was used to demonstrate allatostatin-like material in the brain of Schistocerca gregaria. Immunoreactivity was found in cells of the pars lateralis and in axons running to the corpus allatum (CA). A methanolic brain extract of 7000 brains was fractionated by HPLC on a reversed phase C18 column. Using a sensitive juvenile hormone biosynthesis bioassay, we detected several fractions that influence juvenile hormone synthesis by the corpora allata of the cockroach Diploptera punctata. Four fractions have strong allatostatic activity and three fractions have allatotropic activity.

NEUROPEPTIDE; CORPORA ALLATA; JUVENILE HORMONE
1st Benelux Congress on Zoology, LEUVEN, BELGIUM, NOV 04-05, 1994
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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