Medial Neurosecretory Cells as Regulators of Glycogen and Triglyceride Synthesis

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Science  16 Jul 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3681, pp. 298-300
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3681.298


In the female mosquito, medial neurosecretory cells restrict synthesis of glycogen from sugar and stimulate triglyceride synthesis. Removal of these cells greatly increases the storage capacity for glycogen at the expense of triglyceride storage.