Changes in midgut and brain proteins in Morimus funereus larvae depending on nutritive substrate
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The response of Morimus funereus larvae to total starvation and refeeding with qualitatively different nutritive substrates (artificial diets supplemented with yeast as a source of B complex vitamins or with a digestibility reducer-tannic acid) was examined in this paper. Refeeding resulted in a compensatory increase of larval growth. Feeding and refeeding with qualitatively different nutritive substrates affected both quality and quantity of midgut and brain proteins. The observed differences suggest the possible switching of enzyme isoforms in M. funereus midgut and changes in synthesis/secretion of neurohormones, depending on food presence and its nutritional value.
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L. Ilijin, Department of Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Institute for Biological Research ?Sinia Stankovi?, 29. Novembra 142, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro