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An antiserum against crustacean cardioactive peptide was used, in indirect immunocytochemistry on whole-mounts and Vibratome sections, to map immunoreactive neurons at various stages of postembryonic development of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. About 90 immunoreactive neurons were identified. Many of these cells are immunoreactive at hatching and persist into(More)
  • N T Davis
  • 1987
The neuroanatomy of a serotonin neurohemal system in the head of Periplaneta americana was studied by means of immunohistochemistry, cobalt backfilling, transmission electron microscopy, and nerve transection. This neurohemal system is supplied by bilateral groups of two or three neurons whose somata are located ventrally in the subesophageal ganglion, near(More)
Allatotropin is a neuropeptide that was originally isolated from the sphinx moth Manduca sexta, in which it stimulates the synthesis of juvenile hormone in adults (Kataoka et al. 1989). An antiserum raised against this peptide was characterized, shown to be specific for allatotropin and used in a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to(More)
In the nervous system of the hawkmoth, Manduca sexta, cells expressing the period (per)gene were mapped by in situ hybridization and immunocytochemical methods. Digoxigenin-labeled riboprobes were transcribed from a 1-kb M. sexta per cDNA. Monoclonal anti-PER antibodies were raised to peptide antigens translated from both M. sexta and Drosophila(More)
Cockroach allatostatins are neuropeptides that have been isolated from the brain of Diploptera punctata and shown to inhibit juvenile hormone production by the corpora allata. Enzyme-linked immunoassay and immunocytochemistry with antisera to two allatostatins, ASB2 (AYSYVSEYKRLPVYNFGL-NH2) and ASAL (APSGAQRLYGFGL-NH2), revealed that allatostatins were(More)
Antisera against a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate neuropeptides were used to map cerebral neurosecretory cells in the sphinx moth Manduca sexta. Intense immunoreactive staining of distinct populations of neurosecretory cells was obtained with antisera against locust adipokinetic hormone, bovine pancreatic polypeptide, FMRFamide, molluscan small(More)
Vasopressin-like neuropeptides of insects are of special interest because of their possible function as hormones and neuromodulators. Therefore, this study was undertaken by using whole-mount immunofluorescent staining by two antisera that recognize different types of vasopressin-like immunoreactive groups of neurons in the cockroaches Periplaneta(More)
For normal development of Manduca sexta larvae, the ecdysteroid titer must drop following its sudden rise at the start of the molting cycle; this sudden decline in titer may be due to myoinhibitory peptide I (MIP I), which has an inhibitory effect on the release of ecdysone by the prothoracic glands of Bombyx mori in vitro. Using an antiserum to MIP, we(More)
Knowledge of the neuroanatomy of the sucking pump of Manduca sexta (Sphingidae) is valuable for studies of olfactory learning, pattern generators, and postembryonic modification of motor circuitry. The pump comprises a cibarial valve, a buccal pump, and an esophageal sphincter valve. Cibarial opener and closer muscles control the cibarial valve. Six pairs(More)
Cardiograms demonstrate that heart activity of Manduca sexta changes from larva, to pupa, to adult. The larval heart has only anterograde contractions. During metamorphosis, heart activity becomes a cyclic alternation of anterograde and retrograde contractions. Thus, the adult heart has both an anterograde and a retrograde pacemaker. External stimuli also(More)