molting hormone

molting hormone

[′mōl·tiŋ ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
Any of several hormones which activate molting in arthropods.
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The function and evolution of the halloween genes: the pathway to the arthropod molting hormone.
The virus Egf gene encodes an enzyme that modifies a hydroxyl group on 20E, thereby inactivating the molting hormone and resulting in a delay or in the absence of molting in infected larvae (O'Reilly et al.
CYP314A1, designated shade in Drosophila, is a 20-hydroxylase responsible for the conversion of ecdysone to active molting hormone, 20-hydroxyecdysone (Rewitz et al.
The ultimate goal--a baculovirus genetically engineered to infect a gypsy moth with large amounts of brain proteins that disrupt its normal molting hormone production--is probably years away.
This insecticide mimics the action of the molting hormone ecdysone, thus triggering premature molting of immature lifestages, particularly of Lepidoptera larvae.
Levels of the molting hormone, ecdysone, were quantitated, using a radioimmunoassay (RIA), in hemolymph of animals exhibiting shell disease.
Granted, their reproduction is not regulated by steroids, but ecdysone, the molting hormone, is certainly a steroid.
In arthropods, the molting hormone, ecdysone, is a steroid that is mimicked in some plants (34).
It modifies the response to the molting hormone, 20-hydroxyecdysone, at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
The egt gene produces an enzyme that inactivates one of the caterpillar's molting hormones and leads to climbing.