ecdysone

ecdysone
ecdysone [ek′də sōn΄]
n.
[ ECDYSIS + -ONE]
a hormone produced in the prothoracic glands of insects or in similar glands in crustaceans, for stimulating growth and the molting of the exoskeleton

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  • Ecdysone O-acyltransferase — In enzymology, an ecdysone O acyltransferase (EC number|2.3.1.139) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:palmitoyl CoA + ecdysone ightleftharpoons CoA + ecdysone palmitateThus, the two substrates of this enzyme are palmitoyl CoA and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecdysone 20-monooxygenase — In enzymology, an ecdysone 20 monooxygenase (EC number|1.14.99.22) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:ecdysone + AH2 + O2 ightleftharpoons 20 hydroxyecdysone + A + H2OThe 3 substrates of this enzyme are ecdysone, AH2, and O2,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecdysone oxidase — In enzymology, an ecdysone oxidase (EC number|1.1.3.16) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction:ecdysone + O2 ightleftharpoons 3 dehydroecdysone + H2O2Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are ecdysone and O2, whereas its two products …   Wikipedia

  • ecdysone — also ecdyson noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone Date: 1956 any of several arthropod hormones that in insects are produced by the prothoracic gland and that trigger molting and metamorphosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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