Title: Locustamyoinhibin-like (lom-mih) immunoreactivity in the head ganglia of the insects neobellieria-bullata, mamestra-brassicae, leptinotarsa-decemlineata and leucophaea-maderae
Authors: Veelaert, Dirk
Schoofs, Liliane
Spittaels, K
Tips, A
De Loof, Arnold # ×
Issue Date: Jul-1995
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Comparative biochemistry and physiology a-physiology vol:111 issue:3 pages:461-467
Abstract: A polyclonal antibody raised against locustamyoinhibin (Lom-MIH), a myoinhibiting neuropeptide of the locust Locusta migratoria, was used to search for locustamyoinhibin-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system of the gray fleshfly, Neobellieria bullata, the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae and the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae. In L. maderea, immunoreactive cells are present in the pars intercerebralis (PI), in nerve fibers leading to the corpus cardiacum (CC) and in the CC themselves. In N. bullata, three groups of cells are positive: one in the PI, one in the pars lateralis and one in the suboesophageal ganglion. In M. brassicae, there are only positive cells in the PI. No immunoreactivity was found in L. decemlineata. These results indicate that the presence of Lom-MIH immuno-like molecules is not restricted to the orthopterans, and that they can be localized in different parts of the head ganglia.
ISSN: 0300-9629
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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