What goes up must come down: transcription factors have their say in making ecdysone pulses.

@article{Ou2013WhatGU,
  title={What goes up must come down: transcription factors have their say in making ecdysone pulses.},
  author={Qiuxiang Ou and Kirst King-Jones},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={103},
  pages={35-71}
}
Insect metamorphosis is one of the most fascinating biological processes in the animal kingdom. The dramatic transition from an immature juvenile to a reproductive adult is under the control of the steroid hormone ecdysone, also known as the insect molting hormone. During Drosophila development, periodic pulses of ecdysone are released from the prothoracic glands, upon which the hormone is rapidly converted in peripheral tissues to its biologically active form, 20-hydroxyecdysone. Each hormone… CONTINUE READING

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