Title: Presence of [His(7)]-corazonin in the central nervous system of a newly isolated albino strain of Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera : Acrididae) - mass spectrometric and immunocytochemical evidence
Authors: Rahman, MM
Baggerman, Geert
Schoofs, Liliane
De Loof, Arnold
Breuer, Michael # ×
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Series Title: European journal of entomology vol:100 issue:3 pages:455-458
Abstract: An inbred strain of a newly isolated spontaneous albino mutant of Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.) was examined for the presence of the neuropeptide [His(7)]-corazonin by immunocytochemical and mass spectrometric methods. It was concluded that this peptide is definitely present in a limited number of neurosecretory cells in the pars lateralis as well as in the corpora cardiaca (CC). Injection of either synthetic [His(7)]-corazonin or of extracts of CC of the normal coloured phenotype of S. gregaria failed to induce darkening of the cuticle, while albino Locusta migratoria, used as a positive control, turned dark. The conclusion is that the cause of albinism in the new S. gregaria albino is probably due to a defect in the receptor system for [His(7)]-corazonin or in the biosynthetic pathway of melanin.
ISSN: 1210-5759
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous
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