Gene dilp6 regulates octopamine metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster

Gene dilp6 regulates octopamine metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster The effect of strong hypomorphic mutation of the insulin-like protein gene (dilp6) on metabolism of octopamine (one of the main biogenic amines in insects) was studied in Drosophila melanogaster males and females. The activity of tyrosine decarboxylase (the key enzyme of octopamine synthesis) and the activity of octopamine-dependent N-acetyltransferase (the enzyme of its degradation) were measured. It was demonstrated that the activity of both studied enzymes is decreased under normal conditions in the dilp6 41 mutants (as we previously demonstrated, this is correlated with an increased level of octopamine). It was also found that hypomorphic mutation of the dilp6 gene decreases the intensity of tyrosine decarboxylase response to heat stress. Thus, it was demonstrated for the first time that insulin-like DILP6 protein in drosophila influences the level of octopamine (regulating the activity of the enzyme degrading octopamine). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Gene dilp6 regulates octopamine metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster

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Pleiades Publishing
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Copyright © 2016 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795416060041
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Abstract

The effect of strong hypomorphic mutation of the insulin-like protein gene (dilp6) on metabolism of octopamine (one of the main biogenic amines in insects) was studied in Drosophila melanogaster males and females. The activity of tyrosine decarboxylase (the key enzyme of octopamine synthesis) and the activity of octopamine-dependent N-acetyltransferase (the enzyme of its degradation) were measured. It was demonstrated that the activity of both studied enzymes is decreased under normal conditions in the dilp6 41 mutants (as we previously demonstrated, this is correlated with an increased level of octopamine). It was also found that hypomorphic mutation of the dilp6 gene decreases the intensity of tyrosine decarboxylase response to heat stress. Thus, it was demonstrated for the first time that insulin-like DILP6 protein in drosophila influences the level of octopamine (regulating the activity of the enzyme degrading octopamine).

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Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 13, 2016

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