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Cholesterol is well known for its adverse cardiovascular effects, however it has crucial cellular roles. For instance, cholesterol is a key component of eukaryotic cell membranes and constitutes the principle steroid hormone precursor in most animals. Cellular cholesterol concentrations have to...
Genetic, genomic and molecular studies of signaling pathways controlling ecdysone biosynthesis in Drosophila melanogasterDownload
In insects, periodic pulses of the molting hormone ecdysone control all major developmental transitions such as the molts and metamorphosis. Ecdysone, a steroid hormone, is produced in the prothoracic gland during larval and pupal development of Drosophila. While we have a relatively good...