Publication
Title
APRP, the second peptide encoded by the adipokinetic hormone gene(s), is highly conserved in evolution : a role in control of ecdysteroidogenesis?
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Abstract
Since the early days of cloning the first adipokinetic hormone (AKH) gene, researchers recognized that this gene also codes for a joining region and for a second peptide called adipokinetic hormone precursor related peptide (APRP). In species with more than one AKH gene, such as locusts, APRPs can form both homodimers and heterodimers. Database analysis showed that APRPs might belong to the ancient family of growth hormone releasing factor but they still are functionally orphan. We investigated whether some of the APRP forms play a role in control of reproduction or/and growth via stimulation of ecdysteroidogenesis.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences / New York Academy of Sciences. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2009
ISSN
0077-8923
ISBN
978-1-57331-671-2
Volume/pages
1163(2009), p. 376-378
ISI
000266493400041
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 11.03.2013
Last edited 20.05.2017