A remarkable, precisely timed release of hyperglycemic hormone from endocrine cells in the gut is associated with ecdysis in the crab Carcinus maenas.

@article{Chung1999ARP,
  title={A remarkable, precisely timed release of hyperglycemic hormone from endocrine cells in the gut is associated with ecdysis in the crab Carcinus maenas.},
  author={Jade C. S. Chung and Heinrich Dircksen and Simon George Webster},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={96 23},
  pages={13103-7}
}
Molting or ecdysis is the most fundamentally important process in arthropod life history, because shedding of the exoskeleton is an absolute prerequisite for growth and metamorphosis. Although the hormonal mechanisms driving ecdysis in insects have been studied extensively, nothing is known about these processes in crustaceans. During late premolt and… CONTINUE READING