Biogenic amines in drosophila virilis under stress conditions

Akinori Hirashima*, Madina Jh Sukhanova, Inga Yu Rauschenbach

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The effect of heat stress (38°C) on the content of DL-β-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)alanine (DOPA), dopamine, tyramine, octopamine, and their precursor Tyr was studied in adults of two lines of Drosophila virilis contrasting in their stress response. In individuals of line 101 responding to stress by a hormonal stress reaction, the contents of DOPA, dopamine, octopamine, and Tyr were lower than those of line 147 that did not respond to the stress. However, heat stress caused an increase in the contents of DOPA, dopamine, octopamine, and Tyr in line 101, whereas the equivalent titers in line 147 remain unchanged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2625-2630
Number of pages6
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Biogenic amine
  • Drosophila virilis
  • Heat stress
  • Line 101
  • Line 147

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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