Diglyceride Release from Insect Fat Body: A Possible Means of Lipid Transport

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Science  24 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3604, pp. 359-361
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3604.359


Lipid is released in the form of diglyceride from the fat body of the cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia), in both adults and pupae. This diglyceride, in the form of a complex with hemolymph protein, is the most probable means by which lipid is transported in this insect.