6.On the Proteins of Neuroendocrine Hormones in the Fresh Water Crab, Barytelphusa guerini (H. Milne Edwards) (Decapoda, Potamidea)
V. M. Gangotri, L. M. Mudkhede and M. S. Gangotri
The protein profiling in the neuroendocrine structures carried out by the SDS-page electrophoresis in the freshwater crab, Barytelphusa guerini. Eyestalk showed over all more proteins as compared to brain and thoracic ganglion. Most abundant single protein resolved in between 60 kd and 150 kd. Two proteins resolved in the range of 150 kd to 200 kd. Remaining four proteins were observed in the range of 29 kd to 66 kd. As such, the eyestalk hormone contains total seven proteins. Brain showed only two proteins in the range of 66 kd to 150 kd. Thoracic ganglion resolved two prominent proteins in between 66 kd and 100 kd and one less abundant protein in the range of 150 kd and one very less abundant protein in the range of 29 kd to 66 kd. The data obtained in the present study will be a prelude to our understanding for further studies in order to determine the specific nature of each hormone acting on the various physiological activities. The studies on these lines yielding encouraging results.