Possible interactions of a steroid hormone and neural inputs in controlling the death of an identified neuron in the moth Manduca sexta.

@article{Fahrbach1987PossibleIO,
  title={Possible interactions of a steroid hormone and neural inputs in controlling the death of an identified neuron in the moth Manduca sexta.},
  author={Susan E Fahrbach and James W. Truman},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={497-508}
}
The emergence of the adult Manduca sexta moth is followed by the loss of almost half of this insect's abdominal motoneurons and interneurons (Truman, 1983). This programmed cell death completes the transformation of the nervous system of the caterpillar into that of the moth. The death of these neurons has been previously shown to be a response to an endocrine signal: the decline in ecdysteroids that occurs at the end of metamorphosis (Truman and Schwartz, 1984). Our current research is… CONTINUE READING

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