Ecdysone Titer Determined by 3DE-3β-Reductase Enhances the Immune Response in the Silkworm.

Although recent studies have demonstrated that 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), one of the two most important hormones for development, could promote the insect innate immune response, how insects regulate 20E titer to affect the immunity after suffering pathogen attack remains unknown. In this study, to our knowledge, we first found that 20E titer was… CONTINUE READING