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|標題:||Determination and distribution of a female-specific protein in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stal (Homoptera : Delphacidae)||作者:||Cheng, D.J.
|關鍵字:||Nilaparvata lugens;brown planthopper;vitellogenin;vitellin;yeast-like symbiote;female-specific protein;biochemical-characterization;mosquito vitellogenin;membrane;preparations;rhodnius-prolixus;nauphoeta-cinerea;juvenile-hormone;yolk proteins;cockroach;vitellin;identification||Project:||Tissue & Cell||期刊/報告no：:||Tissue & Cell, Volume 37, Issue 1, Page(s) 37-45.||摘要:||
Electrophoretic analyses of hemolymph and body or ovary homogenates from reproducing females, males, and 5th instar nymphs of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stal, revealed a protein band of 175 kDa in females. An immunoblot test using antibody against this protein showed a positive reaction with a 175 kDa protein from female body or ovary homogenates. It is likely that this protein in hemolymph is vitellogenin (Vg). Distribution of Vg was determined by immunofluorescence and immunogold labeling techniques. The results showed that the positive immunofluorescence reactions were present in yolk particles, the intercellular space of follicle cells, hemolymph, and the epithelial plug of ovarioles. In addition, the yeast-like symbiotes (YLS) in mycetocytes of adults and various nymphal instars as well as those free in hemolymph or entering oocytes also exhibited a positive reaction. Electron micrographs showed that immunogold particles were found most in yolk mass and YLS over other tissues. Especially the YLS in various developmental stages all contained immunogold particles, implying that the symbiote is somewhat related with production of the female-specific protein. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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