A crayfish insulin-like-binding protein: Another piece in the androgenic gland insulin-like hormone puzzle is revealed Academic Article uri icon


  • ↵1 To whom correspondence should be addressed: PO Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel. Tel.: 972(8)6461364; Fax: 972(8)6479062; E-mail: sagia{at}bgu.ac.il … Background: In Crustacea, a male-specific insulin-like androgenic hormone governs sexual differentiation … Results: A crayfish insulin-like growth factor-binding protein (Cq-IGFBP) was expressed and found to bind the androgenic hormone … Conclusion: Cq-IGFBP is part of the scheme modulating the crustacean androgenic hormone … Significance: Cq-IGFBP is the first IGFBP found …

publication date

  • June 17, 2013