ecdysone


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ecdysone

(ĕk′də-sōn′)
n.
A steroid hormone produced by insects and crustaceans that promotes growth and controls molting.

ecdysone

see MOULTING HORMONE.
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KEY WORDS: Homarus americanus, lobster, shell disease, ecdysone, molting
For example, ecdysone of maternal origin is packaged into crustacean eggs largely as polar conjugates (18).
5,514,578 to include a broader range of ecdysone receptors from insect species other than Drosophila.
We hypothesized that the expression levels of most 20E-related genes would decrease to varying degrees after virus infection, possibly because the viral Egf gene inactivated the normal ecdysone hormone metabolism in the diseased host larvae.
The synthesis of ecdysone in the Y-organ is also under inhibitory control by MIH (molt-inhibiting hormone) released by the sinus glands located in the eyestalks.
epidermis, 1[degrees] LB, claw muscle) by inhibiting the action of 20E or by inhibiting the conversion of ecdysone to 20E by monooxygenase.
Molecular characterization of the cDNA encoding ecdysone receptor isoform B1 and its expression in oriential fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae).
The ecdysone inducible gene expression system: unexpected effects of muristerone A and ponasterone A on cytokine signaling in mammalian cells.
Molecular Characterization of the cDNA encoding ecdysone receptor isoform B1 and its expression in the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae).