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Attractiveness in adult females of Calliphora vomitoria is correlated with ovarian development and there is a marked increase during the previtellogenic and vitellogenic periods. The development of attractiveness may result from the combined actions of ecdysteroids and juvenile hormone. A rise in total hydrocarbons parallels the first increase in levels of(More)
An in vitro method has been developed for the investigation of the regulation of juvenile hormone biosynthesis by insect corpora allata. Glands were maintained in Marks medium 19AB and JH synthesis quantified by a modified radioimmunoassay for juvenile hormone I. The radioimmunoassay is specific for JH I and exhibits approximately 12.6% cross reactivity(More)
Corpora allata of Locusta migratoria 5th stage larvae synthesize J.H.1, J.H.2 and J.H.3 in vitro. The C.A. of insects of different ages exbit different rates of J.H. synthesis. J.H.1 and J.H.2 synthesis is less than 1 ng/48 h/gland. During the same time the J.H.3 production may be as much as 25.6 ng/gland. J.H. synthetic activity is the same between right(More)
BACKGROUND In peritoneal dialysis, the usage of automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) has been steadily increased. As APD means larger volumes of solution and more frequent contact times with fresh dialysate, an additive negative impact on biocompatibility data, exceeding the known effect of conventional PD fluids, seems possible. For an in-vitro comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE In peritoneal dialysis (PD), neutrally buffered PD fluids with lower concentrations of glucose degradation products (GDP) have tested superior to conventional fluids in terms of biocompatibility. However, conventional in vitro studies provoke debate because, due to the lack of subsequent equilibration with the blood, they do not resemble the true(More)
  • J C Baehr
  • 1975
The allatectomy in the 4th instar larvae of Rhodnius prolixus stops moulting in 93 per cent of the cases. A different type of moulting results in these larvae after the injection of ecdysone or ecdysterone. The ecdysterone induced a rapid apolysis with a new adultoid cuticle tending towards larval but with the ecdysone, apolysis occurred at normal times and(More)