Differential induction of inositol phosphate metabolism by three adipokinetic hormones.


Many (in)vertebrates simultaneously release several structurally and functionally related hormones; however, the relevance of this phenomenon is poorly understood. In the locust e.g. each of three adipokinetic hormones (AKHs) is capable of controlling mobilization of carbohydrate and lipid from fat body stores, but it is unclear why three AKHs coexist. We… (More)