Insect physiology: the emerging story of ecdysis

Curr Biol. 1996 Jun 1;6(6):648-50. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(09)00439-4.

Abstract

The discovery of a new insect peptide hormone that triggers ecdysis - shedding of an old cuticle - has revealed hidden layers of intricacy about an insect behavior previously thought to be mediated by a single neuropeptide.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Insect Hormones / physiology*
  • Insecta / physiology
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Manduca / physiology
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Molting / physiology*
  • Peptides / physiology*

Substances

  • Insect Hormones
  • Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Manduca sexta ecdysis-triggering hormone
  • Peptides
  • eclosion hormone