Barry G. Loughton

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Proctolin (Arg-Tyr-Leu-Pro-Thr) and proctolin analogs modified at position 1, 2, or 5 caused dose dependent contractions of Blaberus fore- and hindgut. The varying contractile effects between both tissues revealed the possible presence of receptor subtypes as identified by [GABA1]-proctolin. A single population of binding sites (Kd approximately 100 nM) was(More)
The release of hyperlipemic hormone from the glandular cells of the corpus cardiacum (CC) of Locusta migratoria is under the synaptic control of axons in nervus corpus cardiacum II (NCC II). The effects of aminergic agonists and antagonists on the release of the hyperlipemic hormone induced by electrical stimulation of NCC II have been examined. CC isolated(More)
The data derived from mating experiments demonstrate that mating has an accelerating effect on oviposition in the female Locusta migratoria. The effect of mating could be mimicked by injection of extracts of the male accessory reproductive gland. The oviposition-stimulating factor was localized in the opalescent gland of the male accessory gland and was(More)
1. The amino acid composition and subunit structure of locust vitellogenin have been investigated. Glycine was the predominant amino acid of the vitellogenin 2. By combining previous data on the free amino acids of the developing egg and on the degradation of the newly characterized vitellogenin, the daily metabolism of amino acids could be calculated. 3.(More)
The protocerebral neurosecretory cells previously shown to be the source of the myotropin controlling ovulation in Rhodnius prolixus react in an immunocytochemical assay using an antiserum against FMRFamide. When the same antiserum was injected into fed mated females at the appropriate time the timing of oviposition was delayed, but the total number of eggs(More)
Two prominent cells were observed when fifth stage Rhodnius female larval brains were stained with anti-insulin serum. The staining intensity of these cells varied during the instar, being lowest on Day 1 and Days 5 and 6 after feeding. Injection of anti-insulin serum into 5th stage larvae immediately after feeding and on Days 4 and 5 in females and on Days(More)
Immunocytochemical staining of the nervous system of larva, pupa, and adult stage of Tenebrio molitor with anti-insulin serum demonstrated insulin-like peptides in the protocerebrum, corpora allata, and suboesophageal ganglion. During pupal development, marked changes in staining intensity of the protocerebral cells were detected. The staining pattern(More)