Histological investigation of the effects of fenoxycarb on neurosecretory cells in the silkworm,Bombyx moribrain

Tanriverdi E. O. , Yelkovan S.

INVERTEBRATE NEUROSCIENCE, cilt.20, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Fenoxycarb 0-ethyl N-(2-(4-pheoxyphenoxy)-ethyl) carbamate is the most potent juvenile hormone analogue against a variety of insect species including the silkwormBombyx mori. In this study, the effects of fenoxycarb on silkwormBombyx moribrain neurosecretory cells in 5th instar were investigated. Fenoxycarb (1 ng/10 mu l) was applied topically along the dorsa-medial line to the animals in the spinning behavior on day 1 of the experimental group. Brains removed by dissection were histologically examined by hematoxylin eosin (hem&eosin) and paraldehyde fuchsin staining. Three types of neurosecretory cells (NSCs) were identified, NSC-1, NSC-2 and NSC-3. It was determined that cell secretions were in different density on different days. It was shown that the secretion density of cells on different days was not the same as the experimental and control groups. The fenoxycarb was found to suppress the bombyxin (insulin-like peptides) secretion of cells in the spinning behavior on day 2. Also, it stimulated the division of NSCs on the spinning behavior on day 5.