Cockroach midgut peptides that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and death in vitro

Abstract

The number of insect midgut cells is maintained homeostatically in vivo and in vitro. However, during starvation, the midgut shrinks and the rate of cell replacement appears to be suppressed. When they undergo metamorphosis, the internal organs of insects are drastically remodeled by cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptotic processes, and the net… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02577568

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