Tyramine injections reduce locust viability482

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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In the locust nervous system, tyramine is the direct precursor for octopamine synthesis and, as an octopamine analogue, it can activate octopamine receptors. Furthermore, the identification of specific tyramine receptors in Locusta migratoria and Drosophila melanogaster suggests that it is an important transmitter or modulator candidate. In this paper, we report that repeated tyramine injections reduced the viability of last instar larvae of Locusta and Schistocerca. In addition, a retardation of the last ecdysis was observed as a sublethal effect of the repeated tyramine treatment. Moreove…

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