Allatotropin inhibits juvenile hormone biosynthesis by the corpora allata of adult Bombyx mori.

@article{Kaneko2015AllatotropinIJ,
  title={Allatotropin inhibits juvenile hormone biosynthesis by the corpora allata of adult Bombyx mori.},
  author={Yu Kaneko and Kiyoshi Hiruma},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={15-21}
}
Juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis by the corpora allata (CA) does not occur during the pupal stage in both male and female Bombyx mori but begins shortly before adult ecdysis and thereafter only in females. JH biosynthesis in female adults was prevented by allatotropin (AT) through the corpora cardiaca (CC) and the tightly attached oesophagus before adult ecdysis, but after ecdysis, removal of the CC had little effect and only the oesophagus was necessary for AT to prevent JH synthesis. AT could… CONTINUE READING