Cloning of an insulin-like androgenic gland factor (< i> IAG) from the blue crab,< i> Callinectes sapidus: Implications for eyestalk regulation of< i> IAG exp... Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract In malacostracan crustaceans, sex differentiation is uniquely regulated by a hormone secreted by the male-specific androgenic gland (AG). An isopod AG hormone was the first to be structurally elucidated and was found to belong to the insulin superfamily of proteins. Recently, it has been found that the AGs of several decapod crustaceans express insulin-like androgenic gland factors (IAGs), whose function is believed to be similar to that of the isopod AG hormone. Here we report the isolation from the blue crab Callinectes …

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  • August 1, 2011