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Fig. 22. Dose-response effects of pharmacological agents—(a), (b) dibutyl-cAMP (dbcAMP), (c), (d) dibutyl-cGMP (dbcGMP), (e) forskolin, and (f) IBMX—on vitellogenin (VTG) mRNA levels in previtellogenic and vitellogenic ovarian fragments of Marsupenaeus japonicus incubated for 24 hours. Bars indicate mean and SD of 4 samples. Asterisks indicate significant difference from control (P < 0.05). Reprinted from General and Comparative Endocrinology, 148, Okumura, Effects of cyclic nucleotides, calcium ionophore, and phorbol ester on vitellogenin mRNA levels in incubated ovarian fragments of the kuruma prawn Marsupenaeus japonicus, 245–251, Copyright (2006), with permission from Elsevier.

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