Post-feeding physiology in Rhodnius prolixus: the possible role of FGLamide-related allatostatins.

@article{Zandawala2013PostfeedingPI,
  title={Post-feeding physiology in Rhodnius prolixus: the possible role of FGLamide-related allatostatins.},
  author={Meet Zandawala and Ian Orchard},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={194},
  pages={311-7}
}
Allatostatins (ASTs) are neuropeptides that were first identified as inhibitors of juvenile hormone biosynthesis by the corpora allata of some insect species. The FGLamide-related ASTs (FGLa/ASTs) belong to one of three families of insect ASTs. Previously, we showed that Rhodnius prolixus FGLa/ASTs (Rhopr-FGLa/ASTs) are present throughout the R. prolixus central nervous system and are associated with 5 dorsal unpaired median (DUM) neurons in the mesothoracic ganglionic mass. A similar set of… CONTINUE READING