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Selective sterol transfer in the honey bee: Its significance and relationship to other hymenoptera
Year:
1986
Source of publication :
Lipids
Authors :
Svoboda, James
;
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Volume :
21
Co-Authors:
Svoboda, J.A., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Herbert Jr., E.W., Bioenvironmental Bee Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Thompson, M.J., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Feldlaufer, M.F., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
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From page:
97
To page:
101
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Total pages:
5
)
Abstract:
The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is one of only a few species of phytophagous insects known to be unable to convert C-24 alkyl phytosterols to cholesterol. Regardless of the dietary sterols available to worker bees, the major tissue sterol of brood reared by the workers is always 24-methylenecholesterol, followed by sitosterol and isofucosterol. Normally, little or no cholesterol is present in honey bee sterols. The maintenance of high levels of certain sterols is accomplished through a selective transfer of sterols from the endogenous sterol pools of the workers to the developing larvae through the brood food material secreted from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands and/or the honey stomach of the workers. The selective uptake and transfer of radiolabeled C27, C28 and C29 sterols have been studied to correlate these aspects of sterol utilization with the discovery of an unusual molting hormone (ecdysteroid) in honey bee pupae as the major ecdysteroid of this stage of development. The phylogenetic implications of this selective transfer phenomenon in the honey bee and comparison with sterol metabolism in certain other hymenopteran species emphasize the diversity of steroid biochemistry in insects. © 1986 American Oil Chemists' Society.
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DOI :
10.1007/BF02534310
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Scopus
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Language:
English
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31354
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Selective sterol transfer in the honey bee: Its significance and relationship to other hymenoptera
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Svoboda, J.A., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Herbert Jr., E.W., Bioenvironmental Bee Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Thompson, M.J., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Feldlaufer, M.F., Insect Physiology Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, 20705, MD, United States
Selective sterol transfer in the honey bee: Its significance and relationship to other hymenoptera
The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is one of only a few species of phytophagous insects known to be unable to convert C-24 alkyl phytosterols to cholesterol. Regardless of the dietary sterols available to worker bees, the major tissue sterol of brood reared by the workers is always 24-methylenecholesterol, followed by sitosterol and isofucosterol. Normally, little or no cholesterol is present in honey bee sterols. The maintenance of high levels of certain sterols is accomplished through a selective transfer of sterols from the endogenous sterol pools of the workers to the developing larvae through the brood food material secreted from the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands and/or the honey stomach of the workers. The selective uptake and transfer of radiolabeled C27, C28 and C29 sterols have been studied to correlate these aspects of sterol utilization with the discovery of an unusual molting hormone (ecdysteroid) in honey bee pupae as the major ecdysteroid of this stage of development. The phylogenetic implications of this selective transfer phenomenon in the honey bee and comparison with sterol metabolism in certain other hymenopteran species emphasize the diversity of steroid biochemistry in insects. © 1986 American Oil Chemists' Society.
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