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Inhibition of Allatotropic Activity and Ovary Development in Locusta migratoria by Anti-Brain-Antibodies

Author:
Rembold, Heinz, Eder, Jörg, Ulrich, Gabriele M.
Source:
Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 2014 v.35 no.11-12 pp. 1117-1119
ISSN:
1865-7125
Subject:
Locusta migratoria, antibodies, brain, corpora allata, females, locusts, ovarian development, rabbits
Abstract:
Evidence for an immunogenic allatotropic factor in the brain of Locusta migratoria is presented. Antibodies to brain material from mature females were raised in rabbits. In vivo injection of these antibodies into young locusts in­hibited ovary development and resulted in hypertrophic as well as necrotic corpora allata. Antibodies to brains without neurosecretory material were not able to block allatotropic or gonadotropic activity.
Agid:
5226329