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Research Article

The Proprotein Convertase Encoded by amontillado (amon) Is Required in Drosophila Corpora Cardiaca Endocrine Cells Producing the Glucose Regulatory Hormone AKH

  • Jeanne M. Rhea,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Christian Wegener,

    Affiliation: Emmy Noether Neuropeptide Group, Department of Animal Physiology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

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  • Michael Bender mail

    mbender@nigms.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: May 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000967

About the Authors

Jeanne M. Rhea, Michael Bender
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Christian Wegener
Emmy Noether Neuropeptide Group, Department of Animal Physiology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: mbender@nigms.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMR CW MB. Performed the experiments: JMR CW. Analyzed the data: JMR CW MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JMR CW. Wrote the paper: JMR CW MB.