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Title: Allatostatic and allatotropic factors in the brain of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria
Authors: Veelaert, Dirk
Tobe, Ss
Yu, Cg
Schoofs, Liliane
De Loof, Arnold # ×
Issue Date: Jun-1995
Publisher: Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Dierkunde
Series Title: Belgian journal of zoology vol:125 issue:1 pages:243-249
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 0777-6276
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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