, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 1325–1326

The synthesis of antibacterial proteins in isolated fat body from Cecropia silkmoth pupae

  • Ingrid Faye
  • G. R. Wyatt

DOI: 10.1007/BF01969615

Cite this article as:
Faye, I. & Wyatt, G.R. Experientia (1980) 36: 1325. doi:10.1007/BF01969615


Fat body from previously immunized diapausing pupae of the silkmoth,Hyalophora cecropia (Saturniidae), incubated in vitro, released antibacterial activity into the medium and incorporated3H-leucine into the immunity proteins P1–P9. The release of antibacterial activity from fat body was also induced to some extent by injection of Ringer solution and, after 20 h in culture, by the injury of dissection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Faye
    • 1
  • G. R. Wyatt
    • 1
  1. 1.The Group in Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Evolution, Department of BiologyQueen's UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden