Protein Traffic Between Body Compartments of the Female Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.)
Some compartments are enveloped by a cellular layer (venom and head glands) which prevents the macromolecular traffic between these compartments and the haemolymph.
Some other compartments are lined by a cellular layer (fat body and ovaries), allowing macromolecular traffic between organs through the haemolymph.
The traffic of macromolecules between the body compartments of the female honey bee may serve as a biological model and help in understanding the process in medical and pharmacological disciplines.
KeywordsRoyal Jelly Exocrine Gland Venom Gland Body Compartment Cellular Layer
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