Neuroendocrinological and molecular aspects of insect reproduction4406

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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This review summarizes recent advances and novel concepts in the area of insect reproductive neuroendocrinology. The role of ‘classic’ hormones, such as ecdysteroids and juvenoids, to control reproduction is well documented in a large variety of insect species. In adult gonads, ecdysteroids appear to induce a cascade of transcription factors, many of which also occur during the larval molting response. Recent molecular and functional data have created opportunities to study an additional level of regulation, that of neuropeptides, growth factors and their respective receptors. As a result, …

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