, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 908–909 | Cite as

Allatotropic activity of the median neurosecretory cells ofGalleria mellonella (lepidoptera) larval brain

  • M. Muszyńska-Pytel
Short Communications


The brain allatotropic hormone (ATTH) is released inGalleria mellonella from the Median neurosecretory cells located in the pars intercerebralis. These cells show the ability to elicit supernumerary larval molts upon implantation into sensitive host larvae, and the ability to in vitro stimulate the juvenile hormone synthesis in corpora cardiaca-corpora allata glands ofG. mellonella.

Key words

Median neurosecretory cells allatotropic hormone juvenile hormone corpora cardiaca-corpora allata glands Galleria mellonella 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Muszyńska-Pytel
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  1. 1.Department of Invertebrate Physiology, Zoological InstituteWarsaw UniversityWarszawa(Poland)

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