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The adult male accessory glands of D. melanogaster synthesize and secrete a peptide that represses female sexual receptivity and stimulates oviposition. Normally, this peptide is transferred to females during copulation; however, the peptide shows the same biological activity after purification and subsequent injection into the abdominal cavity of female(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) on endodontic pathogens in planktonic phase as well as on Enterococcus faecalis biofilms in experimentally infected root canals of extracted teeth. Strains of microorganisms were sensitized with methylene blue (25 microg/ml) for 5 minutes followed by exposure to red light(More)
Sex peptide, a secreted component of the male accessory glands, has been shown to induce behavioral and physiological changes in mated Drosophila. We transformed flies with a hybrid gene containing an hsp70 promoter fused to a cDNA encoding sex peptide. Heat-induced ectopic expression of the peptide in transgenic virgin females altered their reproductive(More)
Male accessory glands of Drosophila funebris synthesize and secrete a peptide that shows a protease-inhibiting activity. Amino acid sequencing of the purified peptide revealed that the peptide consists of 63 amino acid residues. It is a serine protease inhibitor belonging to the pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (Kunitz) family. The inhibitory function and the(More)
A ninhydrin-positive compound with presumptive hormonal activity, previously considered to be a peptide (Chen, P.S., and Bühler, R. (1970), J. Insect Physiol. 16, 615), has been isolated from adult male Drosophila melanogaster. Chromatographic analysis of the acid-hydrolyzed material revealed the presence of ethanolamine, phosphorus, galactose, and(More)
Many investigations of the biosynthesis of ribosomes have revealed that ribosome numbers increase with growth rate in a parallel fashion. However, we have now shown that there is also a need for active ribosome synthesis in a nonmitotic tissue which is induced to secrete. The paragonial glands of Drosophila melanogaster produce and secrete proteins that are(More)
The substance, PS-1, produced in the paragonial gland of adult male Drosophila funebris influences the mating behavior of virgin female flies after injection. The substance was isolated and characterized as a 27-residue peptide. The complete amino acid sequence was determined by manual sequence analysis of tryptic peptides, automated Edman degradation, and(More)
Radiologic evaluation of the jaundiced patient generally begins with ultrasound. Computed tomography may provide better information regarding the exact level of obstruction, but it is more expensive and time-consuming than ultrasound and carries the risk associated with intravenous contrast. It thus should be used only when ultrasound findings are likely to(More)