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.
Developmentof imaginal competence to adipokinetic hormone in Locusta: lipid and carbohydrase levels, and glycogen phosphorylase activityin azadirachtin-induced over-aged nymphs.
Development of imaginal competenceto adipokinetic hormone in Locusta: lipophorin conversions in prococene-induced adultiforms and azadirachtin-induced over-aged nymphs.
This peptide is a member of the ever-expanding adipokinetic hormone (AKH) group.