The rate of secretion of the Malpighian tubules of Glossina austeni is controlled by a diuretic hormone. This hormone is present in the nervous tissue of the fly together with a degradative enzyme that can be activated by boiling. It is demonstrated that the Malpighian tubules are able to destroy the diuretic hormone; they may therefore participate in the control of diuresis. The diuretic hormone appears to be a heat-stable, non-dialysable, alcohol-soluble molecule, containing amino acid, glucose and sialic acid residues.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 October 1975
The control of diuresis in the tsetse fly Glossina austeni: a preliminary investigation of the diuretic hormone
J. D. Gee
Online Issn: 1477-9145
Print Issn: 0022-0949
© 1975 by Company of Biologists
J Exp Biol (1975) 63 (2): 391–401.
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J. D. Gee; The control of diuresis in the tsetse fly Glossina austeni: a preliminary investigation of the diuretic hormone. J Exp Biol 1 October 1975; 63 (2): 391–401. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.63.2.391
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