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Experimental evidence of a dual endocrine control of biosynthesis in the main nidamental glands of Sepia officinalis L. by factors from the central nervous system and the ovary.

TitleExperimental evidence of a dual endocrine control of biosynthesis in the main nidamental glands of Sepia officinalis L. by factors from the central nervous system and the ovary.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsHenry, J, Boucaud-Camou, E
JournalComp Biochem Physiol Comp Physiol
Volume106
Issue4
Pagination739-42
Date Published1993 Dec
KeywordsAnimals, Brain Chemistry, Endocrine Glands, Evoked Potentials, Female, Freeze Drying, Glycoproteins, Mollusca, Ovary, Polysaccharides, Tissue Extracts, Vitellogenesis
Abstract

1. A rapid, reliable and quantitative in vitro bioassay was developed to study the endocrine control of the biosynthesis of the egg capsule: incorporation of 14C-labelled D-glucose in polysaccharides and glycoproteins increased in dispersed-cell suspensions of main nidamental glands from maturing females. 2. Brain, optic lobes (OL) and ovary extracts from mature and maturing females stimulated the incorporation of 14C-labelled D-glucose in polysaccharidic and glycoproteic fractions of a nidamental cell suspension, whereas optic gland (OG) had no effect. 3. These results bring the first experimental evidence that one of the spawning events (egg-capsule edification) is controlled by the central nervous system and the ovary in a cephalopod.

Alternate JournalComp. Biochem. Physiol. Comp. Physiol.
PubMed ID7906632