Serotonin induces ecdysteroidogenesis and methyl farnesoate synthesis in the mud crab, Scylla serrata.

@article{Girish2017SerotoninIE,
  title={Serotonin induces ecdysteroidogenesis and methyl farnesoate synthesis in the mud crab, Scylla serrata.},
  author={B. P. Girish and C H Swetha and P Sreenivasula Reddy},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2017},
  volume={490 4},
  pages={1340-1345}
}
In the current study, we have examined the role of serotonin in regulating the levels of methyl farnesoate and ecdysteroids in the giant mud crab Scylla serrata and validated that serotonin indeed is a reproductive hormone. Administration of serotonin elevated circulatory levels of methyl farnesoate and ecdysteroids in crabs. Since methyl farnesoate and… CONTINUE READING