Involvement of apolipohorin in flight muscle histolysis. (South Carolina Academy of Sciences Abstracts).
Flight muscle histolysis in the house cricket, Acheta domesticus,
is induced by juvenile hormone (JH) and is an example of active
programmed cell death that requires de novo protein synthesis. We have
used polymerase chain reaction (PCF) to examine the possible involvement
apolipophorin 111 in the process of histolysis. Apolipophorin has been
shown to be involved in other models of insect programmed cell death and
to be a factor that promotes insect immune responses. Our goals are to
characterize the tissue expression patterns for the messenger RNA of
this gene at different stages of histolysis.
Josefa Ceruto, Rush Oliver
Department of Biological and Physical Sciences