Editor's Note: The researchers additionally determined that in flies genetically engineered to overexpress the hormone AKH (Adipokinetic
Hormone), metabolism and activity levels were enhanced and life span was extended, even without dietary restriction.
That happens because an enzyme called AMP-activated kinase stimulates the secretion of the adipokinetic hormone, which is the functional equivalent of glucagon.
Adipokinetic hormone is the insect equivalent to the hormone glucagon in the human pancreas.
hormones inhibit protein synthesis in locusta.
Characterization of the adipokinetic
and hyperglycaemic substances from the locust corpus cardiacum.
Roles of juvenile hormone, a brain factor and adipokinetic
hormone in regulation of vitellogenin biosynthesis in Locusta migratoria.
This peptide is a member of the ever-expanding adipokinetic hormone (AKH) group.
Insect neuroendocrine cells and neurons containing various adipokinetic hormone (AKH)immunoreactive substances.
Developmentof imaginal competence to adipokinetic
hormone in Locusta: lipid and carbohydrase levels, and glycogen phosphorylase activityin azadirachtin-induced over-aged nymphs.