Experientia

, Volume 47, Issue 7, pp 705–708 | Cite as

Effects of methoprene and juvenile hormone on the oxidative metabolism of isolated mitochondria from flight muscle ofLocusta migratoria L.

  • G. Cotton
  • J. H. Anstee
Research Articles

Summary

In vitro applications of juvenile hormone III and a juvenile hormone analogue, methoprene, were made to mitochondria isolated from dorsal longitudinal flight muscles of adultLocusta migratoria L. Both compounds completely inhibited oxygen consumption at the highest concentrations used. At lower concentrations, state 3 respiration and respiratory control were reduced but the ADP/O ratio was largely unaffected.

Key words

Locusta migratoria methoprene juvenile hormone juvenile hormone analogue mitochondria oxidative metabolism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Cotton
    • 1
  • J. H. Anstee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of DurhamDurham(England)

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