Neuropeptide regulators of the juvenile hormone biosynthesis (in vitro) in the beetle, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae).

@article{Abdellatief2010NeuropeptideRO,
  title={Neuropeptide regulators of the juvenile hormone biosynthesis (in vitro) in the beetle, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae).},
  author={Mohatmed Abdel-latief and Klaus H. Hoffmann},
  journal={Archives of insect biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={135-46}
}
The genome of Tribolium castaneum encodes two allatostatin [AS type B; W(X)(6)Wamide and AS type C; PISCF-OH] and one allatotropin (AT) precursor, but no AS type A (FGLamide) (Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium, 2008: Nature 452:949-955). Here we studied the activity (in vitro) of peptides derived from these precursors on the synthesis/release of juvenile hormone (JH) III. The corpora cardiaca-corpora allata (CC-CA) complexes of adult females of another tenebrionid beetle, the mealworm… CONTINUE READING