Ovarian control of vitellogenin synthesis by the fat body in Aedes aegypti.

Autor(es): Hagedorn H H; Fallon A M

Resumo: INSECT yolk proteins, or vitellogenins, are synthesized and secreted by the fat body1-4, and are sequestered from the haemolymph by the developing oocytes5-7. Hormonal involvement in this process has been suggested by our work with the fat body of Aedes aegypti4,8, and we now report that a factor, produced by the ovary, acts directly on the fat body to activate and maintain synthesis.

Imprenta: Nature, v. 244, n. 5411, p. 103-105, 1973

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Proteins ; Aedes aegypti - Antibodies

Data de publicação: 1973