adipokinetic hormone


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ad·i·po·ki·nin

(ad'i-pō-kī'nin),
An anterior pituitary hormone that causes mobilization of fat from adipose tissue.

adipokinetic hormone

A peptide hormone in insects—best studied in locusts—which plays a key role in flight and in immune defence.
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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.