corpora allata


Summary: Paired or fused ganglion-like bodies in the head of insects. The bodies secrete hormones important in the regulation of metamorphosis and the development of some adult tissues.

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  1. Tatar M, Kopelman A, Epstein D, Tu M, Yin C, Garofalo R. A mutant Drosophila insulin receptor homolog that extends life-span and impairs neuroendocrine function. Science. 2001;292:107-10 pubmed
  2. Huang J, Tian L, Peng C, Abdou M, Wen D, Wang Y, et al. DPP-mediated TGFbeta signaling regulates juvenile hormone biosynthesis by activating the expression of juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase. Development. 2011;138:2283-91 pubmed publisher
  3. Li S, Ouyang Y, Ostrowski E, Borst D. Allatotropin regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis by the corpora allata from the lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera. Peptides. 2005;26:63-72 pubmed
    The in vitro synthesis of juvenile hormone (JH) by corpora allata (CA) from the lubber grasshopper (Romalea microptera) was stimulated by low concentrations of brain extract and this effect was reduced at higher concentrations, suggesting ..
  4. Mayoral J, Nouzova M, Navare A, Noriega F. NADP+-dependent farnesol dehydrogenase, a corpora allata enzyme involved in juvenile hormone synthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:21091-6 pubmed publisher
    ..JH) is an attractive target for control of insect pests and vectors of disease, but the minute size of the corpora allata (CA), the glands that synthesize JH, has made it difficult to identify important biosynthetic enzymes by ..
  5. Stay B, Zera A. Morph-specific diurnal variation in allatostatin immunostaining in the corpora allata of Gryllus firmus: implications for the regulation of a morph-specific circadian rhythm for JH biosynthetic rate. J Insect Physiol. 2010;56:266-70 pubmed publisher
    ..One rapid and reversible inhibitor of in vitro JH biosynthesis by the corpora allata (CA) in crickets is the neuropeptide Phe-Gly-Leu/Ile-amide type of allatostatins (ASTs)...
  6. Burtenshaw S, Su P, Zhang J, Tobe S, Dayton L, Bendena W. A putative farnesoic acid O-methyltransferase (FAMeT) orthologue in Drosophila melanogaster (CG10527): relationship to juvenile hormone biosynthesis?. Peptides. 2008;29:242-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Deficiency strains that reduce the level of FAMeT showed reduced longevity relative to wildtype but this result may be due to other genetic influences. ..
  7. Noriega F, Ribeiro J, Koener J, Valenzuela J, Hernandez Martinez S, Pham V, et al. Comparative genomics of insect juvenile hormone biosynthesis. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2006;36:366-74 pubmed
    ..To facilitate the molecular study of JH biosynthesis, we analyzed ESTs from the glands producing JH, the corpora allata (CA) in the cockroach Diploptera punctata, an insect long used as a physiological model species and compared ..
  8. Tu M, Yin C, Tatar M. Mutations in insulin signaling pathway alter juvenile hormone synthesis in Drosophila melanogaster. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2005;142:347-56 pubmed
  9. Ueda H, Shinoda T, Hiruma K. Spatial expression of the mevalonate enzymes involved in juvenile hormone biosynthesis in the corpora allata in Bombyx mori. J Insect Physiol. 2009;55:798-804 pubmed publisher
    ..expressions of the mRNA of JH synthetic enzymes have been studied using homogenates of the corpora cardiaca-corpora allata (CC-CA) complexes in Bombyx mori [Kinjoh, T., Kaneko, Y., Itoyama, K., Mita, K., Hiruma, K., Shinoda, T., 2007...

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  1. Gruntenko N, Wen D, Karpova E, Adonyeva N, Liu Y, He Q, et al. Altered juvenile hormone metabolism, reproduction and stress response in Drosophila adults with genetic ablation of the corpus allatum cells. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2010;40:891-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Pronouncedly, all the physiological effects caused by CA ablation were significant in females but not in males indicating a sexual dimorphism of JH physiological roles in Drosophila adults. ..
  2. Helvig C, Koener J, Unnithan G, Feyereisen R. CYP15A1, the cytochrome P450 that catalyzes epoxidation of methyl farnesoate to juvenile hormone III in cockroach corpora allata. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:4024-9 pubmed
    ..Expressed sequence tags from the corpora allata of the cockroach Diploptera punctata yielded a new cytochrome P450, CYP15A1...
  3. Altaratz M, Applebaum S, Richard D, Gilbert L, Segal D. Regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis in wild-type and apterous mutant Drosophila. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1991;81:205-16 pubmed
    ..reproduction and its titer is determined largely by central nervous system regulation of JH synthesis by the corpora allata. To establish the basis for a molecular genetic dissection of the neuroendocrine system responsible for ..
  4. Gruntenko N, Bogomolova E, Adonyeva N, Karpova E, Menshanov P, Alekseev A, et al. Decrease in juvenile hormone level as a result of genetic ablation of the corpus allatum cells affects the synthesis and metabolism of stress related hormones in Drosophila. J Insect Physiol. 2012;58:49-55 pubmed publisher
    ..The CA ablation was also found to modulate ALP, TH and TDC responses to heat stress. Mechanisms of regulation of DA and OA levels by JH in Drosophila females are discussed. ..
  5. Gäde G, Marco H, Simek P, Audsley N, Clark K, Weaver R. Predicted versus expressed adipokinetic hormones, and other small peptides from the corpus cardiacum-corpus allatum: a case study with beetles and moths. Peptides. 2008;29:1124-39 pubmed publisher
    ..In L. oleracea, however, the latter peptide has a novel sequence which is reported for the first time, and the peptide is code-named Lacol-PK. ..
  6. Liu Y, Sheng Z, Liu H, Wen D, He Q, Wang S, et al. Juvenile hormone counteracts the bHLH-PAS transcription factors MET and GCE to prevent caspase-dependent programmed cell death in Drosophila. Development. 2009;136:2015-25 pubmed publisher
    ..For the first time, we demonstrate that JH counteracts MET and GCE to prevent caspase-dependent PCD in controlling fat body remodeling and larval-pupal metamorphosis in Drosophila. ..
  7. Stay B, Zhang J, Kwok R, Tobe S. Localization and physiological effects of RFamides in the corpora allata of the cockroach Diploptera punctata in relation to allatostatins. Peptides. 2003;24:1501-10 pubmed
    ..which the sequence (SKPANFIRFamide) is reported here, stimulated juvenile hormone release but acted only on corpora allata from females at the end of vitellogenesis (day 6). The interaction of these two RFamides and three D...
  8. Rivera Pérez C, Nouzova M, Clifton M, Garcia E, Leblanc E, Noriega F. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 3 converts farnesal into farnesoic acid in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2013;43:675-82 pubmed publisher
    ..JH pathway, a fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (AaALDH3) that oxidizes farnesal into farnesoic acid (FA) in the corpora allata (CA) of mosquitoes...
  9. Rankin S, Seymour S. FMRFamide-like material in the earwig, Euborellia annulipes, and its functional significance. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2001;47:189-97 pubmed
    ..The corpora allata appeared immunoreactive in 10-day females, but not in 2-day-old adults...
  10. Kinjoh T, Kaneko Y, Itoyama K, Mita K, Hiruma K, Shinoda T. Control of juvenile hormone biosynthesis in Bombyx mori: cloning of the enzymes in the mevalonate pathway and assessment of their developmental expression in the corpora allata. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2007;37:808-18 pubmed
    ..All but two of these enzymes are expressed almost exclusively in the corpora allata (CA), as indicated by quantitative RT-PCR analyses...
  11. Nouzova M, Brockhoff A, Mayoral J, Goodwin M, Meyerhof W, Noriega F. Functional characterization of an allatotropin receptor expressed in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Peptides. 2012;34:201-8 pubmed publisher
    ..female revealed high transcript levels in the nervous system (brain, abdominal, thoracic and ventral ganglia), corpora allata-corpora cardiaca complex and ovary...
  12. Riddiford L, Truman J, Mirth C, Shen Y. A role for juvenile hormone in the prepupal development of Drosophila melanogaster. Development. 2010;137:1117-26 pubmed publisher
    To elucidate the role of juvenile hormone (JH) in metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster, the corpora allata cells, which produce JH, were killed using the cell death gene grim...
  13. Mayoral J, Nouzova M, Yoshiyama M, Shinoda T, Hernandez Martinez S, Dolghih E, et al. Molecular and functional characterization of a juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase expressed in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2009;39:31-7 pubmed publisher
    A juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase (JHAMT) was isolated as an abundant EST in a library of the corpora allata of the adult female mosquito Aedes aegypti...
  14. Niwa R, Niimi T, Honda N, Yoshiyama M, Itoyama K, Kataoka H, et al. Juvenile hormone acid O-methyltransferase in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;38:714-20 pubmed publisher
    ..methyl group from S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) to the carboxyl group of JH acids to produce active JHs in the corpora allata. While the JHAMT gene was originally identified and characterized in the silkworm Bombyx mori, no orthologs ..
  15. Nouzova M, Edwards M, Mayoral J, Noriega F. A coordinated expression of biosynthetic enzymes controls the flux of juvenile hormone precursors in the corpora allata of mosquitoes. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:660-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Newly emerged females have corpora allata (CA) with low biosynthetic activity, but they produce high amounts of JH a day later; blood feeding results in ..
  16. Audsley N, Weaver R. Analysis of peptides in the brain and corpora cardiaca-corpora allata of the honey bee, Apis mellifera using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Peptides. 2006;27:512-20 pubmed
    The neuropeptide profiles and diversity of the brain and retrocerebral organs (corpora cardiaca-corpora allata; CC-CA) of adult workers of the honey bee Apis mellifera carnica (dark European strain) were investigated using a combination ..
  17. Sheng Z, Ma L, Cao M, Jiang R, Li S. Juvenile hormone acid methyl transferase is a key regulatory enzyme for juvenile hormone synthesis in the Eri silkworm, Samia cynthica ricini. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2008;69:143-54 pubmed publisher
    During the period of adult emergence in the Eri silkworm, Samia cynthia ricini, the corpora allata (CA) are apparently reactivated in females, but not males...
  18. Li Y, Hernandez Martinez S, Unnithan G, Feyereisen R, Noriega F. Activity of the corpora allata of adult female Aedes aegypti: effects of mating and feeding. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;33:1307-15 pubmed
    The synthesis of juvenile hormone III (JH III) by the isolated corpora allata (CA) of Aedes aegypti adult female was studied using an in vitro radiochemical assay...
  19. Kaneko Y, Furuta K, Kuwano E, Hiruma K. An anti-juvenile hormone agent, ethyl 4-(2-benzylhexyloxy)benzoate, inhibits juvenile hormone synthesis through the suppression of the transcription of juvenile hormone biosynthetic enzymes in the corpora allata in Bombyx mori. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:788-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Application of KF-13S inhibited JH biosynthesis by the corpora allata (CA) in a reversible manner, and in vitro culture experiments showed that this inhibition was due to the ..
  20. Wirmer A, Heinrich R. Nitric oxide/cGMP signaling in the corpora allata of female grasshoppers. J Insect Physiol. 2011;57:94-107 pubmed publisher
    The corpora allata (CA) of various insects express enzymes with fixation resistant NADPHdiaphorase activity...
  21. Daimon T, Kozaki T, Niwa R, Kobayashi I, Furuta K, Namiki T, et al. Precocious metamorphosis in the juvenile hormone-deficient mutant of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002486 pubmed publisher
    ..mori. Our identification of a JH-deficient mutant in this model insect will lead to a greater understanding of the molecular basis of the hormonal control of development and metamorphosis...
  22. Jones D, Jones G. Farnesoid secretions of dipteran ring glands: what we do know and what we can know. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2007;37:771-98 pubmed
    ..This paper reconsiders a number of evidenced physiological targets of secretions of corpora allatal cells of the larval ring gland, and places them in the context of more recent biochemical and molecular advances in the field. ..
  23. Pérez Hedo M, Rivera Pérez C, Noriega F. The insulin/TOR signal transduction pathway is involved in the nutritional regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis in Aedes aegypti. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2013;43:495-500 pubmed publisher
    ..Adult female Aedes aegypti show nutritionally-dependent dynamic changes in corpora allata (CA) JH biosynthetic activities...
  24. Kariithi H, Meki I, Boucias D, Abd Alla A. Hytrosaviruses: current status and perspective. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2017;22:71-78 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to within the SGs, MdSGHV undergoes limited replication in the corpora allata, potentially disrupting hormone biosynthesis, and GpSGHV replicates in the milk glands providing a ..
  25. Peric Mataruga V, Prolic Z, Nenadovic V, Vlahovic M, Mrdakovic M. The effect of a static magnetic field on the morphometric characteristics of neurosecretory neurons and corpora allata in the pupae of yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor (Tenebrionidae). Int J Radiat Biol. 2008;84:91-8 pubmed publisher
    ..of A1 and A2 protocerebral neurosecretory neurons (cell and nuclei size, number of nucleoli in the nuclei); corpora allata size, nuclei size, cell number, were investigated in the pupae of yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor (L...
  26. Elliott K, Chan K, Teesch L, Clor O, Stay B. Identification of Phe-Gly-Leu-amide type allatostatin-7 in Reticulitermes flavipes: its localization in tissues and relation to juvenile hormone synthesis. Peptides. 2009;30:495-506 pubmed publisher
    ..that occur in many orders of insects, but are known to inhibit juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis by corpora allata (CA) only in cockroaches, crickets, and termites...
  27. Garriga M, Caballero J. Insights into the structure of urea-like compounds as inhibitors of the juvenile hormone epoxide hydrolase (JHEH) of the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta: analysis of the binding modes and structure-activity relationships of the inhibitors by docking a. Chemosphere. 2011;82:1604-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, plots of the CoMFA fields allowed conclusions to be drawn for the choice of suitable inhibitors. ..
  28. Chiang A, Pszczolkowski M, Lee C, Wei T. Protocerebral neurons inhibiting proliferation of corpus allatum cells in the cockroach, Diploptera punctata. J Comp Neurol. 1999;413:593-602 pubmed
    A mitotic wave before an increase in juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis was observed in the corpora allata during each ovarian cycle in the cockroach Diploptera punctata and was shown subsequently to be inhibited by the brain until adult ..
  29. Tian L, Ji B, Liu S, He C, Jin F, Gao J, et al. JH biosynthesis by reproductive tissues and corpora allata in adult longhorned beetles, Apriona germari. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2010;75:275-86 pubmed publisher
    ..on juvenile hormone (JH) biosynthesis from long-chain intermediates by specific reproductive tissues and the corpora allata (CA) prepared from adult longhorned beetles, Apriona germari...
  30. Ishimaru Y, Tomonari S, Matsuoka Y, Watanabe T, Miyawaki K, Bando T, et al. TGF-? signaling in insects regulates metamorphosis via juvenile hormone biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113:5634-9 pubmed publisher
    ..However, it remains unclear how JH synthesis is regulated. Here, we report that in the corpora allata of the cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus, Myoglianin (Gb'Myo), a homolog of Drosophila Myoglianin/vertebrate GDF8/..
  31. VenkatRao V, Chaitanya R, Naresh Kumar D, Bramhaiah M, Dutta Gupta A. Developmental and hormone-induced changes of mitochondrial electron transport chain enzyme activities during the last instar larval development of maize stem borer, Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;239:32-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Cumulatively, the present study is the first to show that mitochondrial ETC enzyme system is under hormone control, particularly of JH and neurohormones during insect development. ..
  32. Bilen J, Atallah J, Azanchi R, Levine J, Riddiford L. Regulation of onset of female mating and sex pheromone production by juvenile hormone in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:18321-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our behavioral analysis of females genetically lacking the corpora allata, the glands that produce JH, showed that they were courted less by males and mated later than control females...
  33. Picard M, Nisole A, Béliveau C, Sen S, Barbar A, Shi R, et al. Structural characterization of a lepidopteran type-II farnesyl diphosphate synthase from the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana: Implications for inhibitor design. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2018;92:84-92 pubmed publisher
    ..FPPS paralogs, one of which ("type-II") is expressed almost exclusively in the JH-producing glands, the corpora allata. This paralog has been hypothesized to display structural features that enable the binding of the bulkier ..
  34. Zhang W, Ma L, Xiao H, Liu C, Chen L, Wu S, et al. Identification and characterization of genes involving the early step of Juvenile Hormone pathway in Helicoverpa armigera. Sci Rep. 2017;7:16542 pubmed publisher
    ..analysis showed that six genes were highly expressed in the head which contained the JH biosynthetic gland (corpora allata)...
  35. Sayah F. Ultrastructural changes in the corpus allatum after azadirachtin and 20-hydroxyecdysone treatment in adult females of Labidura riparia (Dermaptera). Tissue Cell. 2002;34:53-62 pubmed
    ..CA cells display pycnotic nuclei, spherical mitochondria, large multivesicular bodies, and vacuolization of the cytoplasm. These results are discussed and compared with observations made on other insect species. ..
  36. Clark L, Lange A, Zhang J, Tobe S. The roles of Dippu-allatostatin in the modulation of hormone release in Locusta migratoria. J Insect Physiol. 2008;54:949-58 pubmed publisher
    ..These physiological effects for Dippu-ASTs in Locusta have not been shown previously...
  37. Taguchi S, Iwami M, Kiya T. Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes Expressed Preferentially in the Corpora Allata or Corpora Cardiaca During the Juvenile Hormone Synthetic Period in the Silkworm, Bombyx mori. Zoolog Sci. 2017;34:398-405 pubmed publisher
    ..Although control of JH titer is explained by the expression of JH biosynthetic enzymes in the corpora allata (CA), molecular mechanisms that regulate the expression of these genes remain elusive...
  38. Takaki K, Sakurai S. Regulation of prothoracic gland ecdysteroidogenic activity leading to pupal metamorphosis. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;33:1189-99 pubmed
    ..The inhibitory effect of 20E was reduced by removal of the brain and corpora allata. Once the glands were suppressed by 20E to the degree of exhibiting neither secretory activity nor ..
  39. Pszczolkowski M, Gelman D. Chilling stress effects on corpus allatum proliferation in the Hawaiian cockroach, Diploptera punctata: a role for ecdysteroids. J Insect Physiol. 2004;50:203-8 pubmed
    ..Severance of the ventral nerve cord prior to chilling or to the application of 20E prevented suppression of CA cell division, indicating that the effects of either chilling or 20E application are mediated by the ventral nerve cord. ..
  40. Gu S. Autocrine activation of DNA synthesis in prothoracic gland cells of the silkworm, Bombyx mori. J Insect Physiol. 2006;52:136-45 pubmed
    ..Injection of concentrated putative growth-promoting factor into day 4 last instar-ligated larvae greatly increased cell DNA synthesis of the prothoracic glands, indicating the in vivo function of the present autocrine factor. ..
  41. Granger N, Ebersohl R, Sparks T. Pharmacological characterization of dopamine receptors in the corpus allatum of Manduca sexta larvae. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2000;30:755-66 pubmed
    Dopamine receptors previously identified in corpora allata (CA) of Manduca sexta last instars on the basis of dopamine effects on JH (juvenile hormone)/JH acid biosynthesis and cyclic AMP (cAMP) accumulation, were characterized ..
  42. Caroci A, Li Y, Noriega F. Reduced juvenile hormone synthesis in mosquitoes with low teneral reserves reduces ovarian previtellogenic development in Aedes aegypti. J Exp Biol. 2004;207:2685-90 pubmed
    ..The biosynthetic activity of Ae. aegypti corpora allata (CA) was studied in vitro using a radiochemical method...
  43. Li Y, Hernandez Martinez S, Fernandez F, Mayoral J, Topalis P, Priestap H, et al. Biochemical, molecular, and functional characterization of PISCF-allatostatin, a regulator of juvenile hormone biosynthesis in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:34048-55 pubmed
    ..was used to study the inhibitory effect of synthetic Ae-AS-C on juvenile hormone biosynthesis by the isolated corpora allata (CA) of adult female A. aegypti...
  44. Li X. Juvenile hormone and methyl farnesoate production in cockroach embryos in relation to dorsal closure and the reproductive modes of different species of cockroaches. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2007;66:159-68 pubmed
    Juvenile hormone (JH), produced by the corpora allata (CA), is first detectable after dorsal closure, a conspicuous event in embryogenesis...
  45. Fahrbach S, Farris S, Sullivan J, Robinson G. Limits on volume changes in the mushroom bodies of the honey bee brain. J Neurobiol. 2003;57:141-51 pubmed
    ..the volume of the mushroom bodies in adult bees deprived of JH by surgical removal of the source glands, the corpora allata. We also asked if the neuropil expansion detected in foragers persists when bees no longer engage in foraging, ..
  46. Duve H, Audsley N, Weaver R, Thorpe A. Allatostatins and allatotropin in the corpus cardiacum/corpus allatum complex of larval and adult lepidopterans studied by confocal laser scanning microscopy: correlation to juvenile hormone biosynthesis. Cell Tissue Res. 2003;314:281-95 pubmed
    ..physiological effects of these putative allatoregulatory peptides on juvenile hormone (JH) biosynthesis by the corpora allata. Whereas the two types of allatostatin immunoreactivity are present in both larval and adult CA of the three ..
  47. Mizoguchi A, Ishizaki H, Nagasawa H, Kataoka H, Isogai A, Tamura S, et al. A monoclonal antibody against a synthetic fragment of bombyxin (4K-prothoracicotropic hormone) from the silkmoth, Bombyx mori: characterization and immunohistochemistry. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1987;51:227-35 pubmed
    ..Immunohistochemistry using this antibody indicated that bombyxin was produced by four pairs of mid-dorsal neurosecretory cells of the brain and transferred to and released from the corpora allata of Bombyx.
  48. Dong Y, Wang Z, Jing T. Functional characterization of ASTC (allatostatin C) and ASTCC (allatostatin double C) in Clostera anastomosis (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Gene. 2017;598:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Whether these peptides inhibit or have other effects on juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis in the corpora allata remains in question...
  49. Rahman M, Franch Marro X, Maestro J, Martin D, Casali A. Local Juvenile Hormone activity regulates gut homeostasis and tumor growth in adult Drosophila. Sci Rep. 2017;7:11677 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that Juvenile Hormones (JHs), insect sesquiterpenoids synthesized by the corpora allata, are also synthesized by the adult Drosophila gut...
  50. Wu X, Li X, Yue W, Roy B, Li G, Liu J, et al. Proteomic identification of the silkworm (Bombyx mori L) prothoracic glands during the fifth instar stage. Biosci Rep. 2009;29:121-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Of these proteins, arginine methyltransferase is discussed as playing an important role in regulating the activation of ecdysteroidogenesis via transcription or translation. ..
  51. Hass J, Cassias K, Woodhead A, Stay B. The effect of ovary implants on juvenile hormone production by corpora allata of male Diploptera punctata. J Insect Sci. 2003;3:30 pubmed
    In the cockroach Diploptera punctata, vitellogenic basal oocytes stimulate juvenile hormone production by the corpora allata. Experiments with males were designed to determine whether oocytes must grow vitellogenically in order to ..
  52. Uno T, Furutani M, Sakamoto K, Uno Y, Kanamaru K, Mizoguchi A, et al. Localization and functional analysis of the insect-specific RabX4 in the brain of Bombyx mori. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2017;96: pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, RNA interference of RabX4 decreased bombyxin expression levels in the brain. These findings suggest that RabX4 is involved in the neurosecretion of a secretory organ in Bombyx mori. ..
  53. Lungchukiet P, Donly B, Zhang J, Tobe S, Bendena W. Molecular cloning and characterization of an allatostatin-like receptor in the cockroach Diploptera punctata. Peptides. 2008;29:276-85 pubmed publisher
    ..a putative allatostatin-like receptor cDNA was isolated from a lambda ZAP-cDNA library prepared from the corpora allata of the D. punctata...