Affiliation: University of London
Coast G. Neuroendocrine control of ionic homeostasis in blood-sucking insects. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:378-86 pubmed publisher
..At such times, the hindgut has a negligible impact on the volume and composition of the final urine, and neurohormones acting on the Malpighian tubules have a dominant role in the control of ionic homeostasis. ..
Coast G, Webster S, Schegg K, Tobe S, Schooley D. The Drosophila melanogaster homologue of an insect calcitonin-like diuretic peptide stimulates V-ATPase activity in fruit fly Malpighian tubules. J Exp Biol. 2001;204:1795-804 pubmed
..Since the K+ concentration of the secreted urine was unchanged, it is likely that Drome-DH31 has an equal effect on K+ and Na+ entry across the basolateral membrane. ..
Coast G, Garside C, Webster S, Schegg K, Schooley D. Mosquito natriuretic peptide identified as a calcitonin-like diuretic hormone in Anopheles gambiae (Giles). J Exp Biol. 2005;208:3281-91 pubmed
..We conclude that the CT-like peptide Anoga-DH31 is the previously uncharacterised mosquito natriuretic peptide...
Coast G, TeBrugge V, Nachman R, Lopez J, Aldrich J, Lange A, et al
. Neurohormones implicated in the control of Malpighian tubule secretion in plant sucking heteropterans: The stink bugs Acrosternum hilare and Nezara viridula. Peptides. 2010;31:468-73 pubmed publisher
..prolixus. The antidiuretic activity of Rhopr-CAPA-2 has been linked with terminating the rapid diuresis, but results with stink bugs suggest it is a general feature of heteropteran MT. ..
Coast G, Nachman R, Lopez J. The control of Malpighian tubule secretion in a predacious hemipteran insect, the spined soldier bug Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae). Peptides. 2011;32:493-9 pubmed publisher
..On the other hand, the antidiuretic activity of members of the CAP(2b) family in all three bugs is consistent with this being a heteropteran feature rather than a specialism for hematophagy...