bursicon


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bursicon

(ˈbɜːsɪkɒn)
n
(Zoology) a hormone, produced by the insect brain, that regulates processes associated with ecdysis, such as darkening of the cuticle
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For example the hormone bursicon has been identified recently.
Contents include articles on the juvenile hormones, circadian organization of the endocrine system, ecdysteroid chemistry and biochemistry, as well as new chapters on insulin-like peptides and the peptide hormone Bursicon.
Bursicon, a Neuropeptide Hormone That Controls Cuticle Tanning and Wing Expansion