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

H. H. Hagedorn, Ann Marie Fallon

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume244
Issue number5411
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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