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The Role of the Prothoracic Gland in Determining Critical Weight for Metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster
Pheromone binding and inactivation by moth antennae
The identification of three proteins which interact with the pheromone of the wild silk moth Antheraea polyphemus are reported: a phersomone-binding protein and a pherOMone-degrading esterase, both uniquely located in the pothole-sensitive sensilla; and a second ester enzyme common to all cuticular tissues except the sensilla.
The juvenile hormone signaling pathway in insect development.
The recently acquired knowledge on the capacity of Met to bind JH, which has been mapped to a particular ligand-binding domain, is summarized, thus establishing this bHLH-PAS protein as a novel type of an intracellular hormone receptor.
Size assessment and growth control: how adult size is determined in insects
The mechanisms that control growth rates converge on those assessing size to ensure that the larvae attain the appropriate size at metamorphosis, as well as reducing critical weight and adult size.
The origins of insect metamorphosis
The three stages of the ancestral insect species—pronymph, nymph and adult—are proposed to be equivalent to the larva, pupa and adult stages of insects with complete metamorphosis, which has general implications for insect developmental biology.
Kinetic properties of a sex pheromone-degrading enzyme: the sensillar esterase of Antheraea polyphemus.
- R. Vogt, L. Riddiford, G. Prestwich
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 1 December 1985
This work reports the isolation and characterization of a sex-pheromone-degrading enzyme from the sensory hairs of the silkmoth Antheraea polyphemus, and suggests a molecular model for pheromone reception in which an enzyme acts as a rapid phersomone inactivator, maintaining a low stimulus noise level within the sensory hair.
Broad specifies pupal development and mediates the 'status quo' action of juvenile hormone on the pupal-adult transformation in Drosophila and Manduca.
The 'status quo' action of JH on the pupal-adult transformation is mediated by the JH-induced re-expression of BR, and the BR isoforms during adult development of Drosophila suppressed bristle and hair formation when induced early or redirected cuticle production toward the pupa program when induced late.
Ecdysone receptors and their biological actions.
Insights into the molecular basis of the hormonal control of molting and metamorphosis from Manduca sexta and Drosophila melanogaster.