Scorpions regulate their energy metabolism towards increased carbohydrate oxidation in response to dehydration.

Abstract

Scorpions successfully inhabit some of the most arid habitats on earth. During exposure to desiccating stress water is mobilized from the scorpion hepatopancreas to replenish the hemolymph and retain hydration and osmotic stability. Carbohydrate catabolism is advantageous under these conditions as it results in high metabolic water production rate, as well… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.04.013

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