נגישות
menu      
Advanced Search
Journal of Experimental Zoology
Aldrich, J.R., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Svoboda, J.A., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Thompson, M.J., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Makisterone A (24‐methyl‐20‐hydroxyecdysone) is approximately ten times more potent than 20‐hydroxyecdysone in the stimulation of cuticle synthesis and inhibition of vitellogenesis when injected into 3‐day‐old virgin females of Oncopeltus fasciatus. By day 6 postinjection with an active dose of makisterone A, the new cuticle appears identical in color pattern and morphology to the old adult cuticle, although the insects never undergo ecdysial contractions. Since milkweed bugs are also known to be incapable of dealkylating phytosterols, and makisterone A has been previously identified as the predominant ecdysteroid from embryonated eggs of this species, it is likely that makisterone A is the molting hormone of O. fasciatus or is closer to the structure of the indigenous hormone than is 20‐hydroxyecdysone. Copyright © 1981 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
Powered by ClearMash Solutions Ltd -
Volcani treasures
About
Terms of use
Cuticle synthesis and inhibition of vitellogenesis: Makisterone A is more active than 20‐hydroxyecdysone in female milkweed bugs
218
Aldrich, J.R., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Svoboda, J.A., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Thompson, M.J., Insect Physiology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
Cuticle synthesis and inhibition of vitellogenesis: Makisterone A is more active than 20‐hydroxyecdysone in female milkweed bugs
Makisterone A (24‐methyl‐20‐hydroxyecdysone) is approximately ten times more potent than 20‐hydroxyecdysone in the stimulation of cuticle synthesis and inhibition of vitellogenesis when injected into 3‐day‐old virgin females of Oncopeltus fasciatus. By day 6 postinjection with an active dose of makisterone A, the new cuticle appears identical in color pattern and morphology to the old adult cuticle, although the insects never undergo ecdysial contractions. Since milkweed bugs are also known to be incapable of dealkylating phytosterols, and makisterone A has been previously identified as the predominant ecdysteroid from embryonated eggs of this species, it is likely that makisterone A is the molting hormone of O. fasciatus or is closer to the structure of the indigenous hormone than is 20‐hydroxyecdysone. Copyright © 1981 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
Scientific Publication
You may also be interested in