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J Exp Biol (2023) 226 (10): jeb245286.
Published: 12 May 2023
... to cause damage to these attachment systems and reduce function. It seems logical that when skin is shed via ecdysis, its effectiveness will increase, through repair of damage or other rejuvenating mechanisms. We address two questions using three diplodactylid geckos as model species. (1) Does repeated...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (13): jeb223529.
Published: 8 July 2020
... to a longer ecdysis cycle and smaller individuals. This phenotype was mirrored in shrimps injected with novel miR-26 agomirs, but the opposite phenotype occurred in shrimps injected with novel miR-26 antagomirs (i.e. the ecdysis cycle was shortened and body length was increased). After injection of 20...
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Ren-Chung Cheng, Shichang Zhang, Yu-Chun Chen, Chia-Yi Lee, Yi-Ling Chou, Hui-Ying Ye, Dakota Piorkowski, Chen-Pan Liao, I.-Min Tso
J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (12): 2260–2264.
Published: 15 June 2017
... , Y. , Li , B. , Muthukrishnan , S. , Beeman , R. W. , Kramer , K. J. and Park , Y. ( 2008 ). Functional analysis of four neuropeptides, EH, ETH, CCAP and bursicon, and their receptors in adult ecdysis behavior of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum . Mech. Dev. 125...
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (4): 453–459.
Published: 15 February 2009
...Amir Ayali SUMMARY A possible role of the insect stomatogastric nervous system (STNS) in ecdysis was first implied in early studies reporting on internal air pressure build-up in the digestive tract and air swallowing during ecdysis. The frontal ganglion, a major component of the insect STNS...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (20): 4000–4010.
Published: 15 October 2006
... molting foregut Manduca sexta insect ecdysis CCAP modulation Animals use many different strategies to ensure that series of motor patterns are initiated at the correct time and in the proper order. One common strategy involves the coordinated release of neuromodulators and hormones...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (15): 2911–2919.
Published: 1 August 2006
...Y. Zilberstein; J. Ewer; A. Ayali SUMMARY In insects, continuous growth requires the periodic replacement of the exoskeleton during the moult. A moulting insect displays a stereotypical set of behaviours that culminate in the shedding of the old cuticle at ecdysis. Moulting is an intricate process...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (10): 1803–1815.
Published: 15 May 2006
... of a neuroendocrine system to stimulate ecdysis, the behaviors used to shed the old cuticle at the culmination of each molt. Here we show that two evolutionarily conserved transcription factor genes, the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) gene dimmed ( dimm )and the basic-leucine zipper (bZIP) gene cryptocephal ( crc...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (13): 2467–2474.
Published: 1 July 2005
... Cancer magister cryptocyanin hemocyanin ecdysis exoskeleton Crustacea The evolution of new proteins resulting from gene duplications and subsequent mutations is an important process in the adaptive ability of organisms. A key part of directing these new gene products towards useful...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (7): 1207–1220.
Published: 1 April 2003
... synaptic activity molting fluid resorption Manduca sexta insect ecdysis The regulation and organization of a variety of stereotyped behaviors are essential for many aspects of animal development. One such collection is a series of ecdysial-related motor programs that lead to the shedding...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (19): 3019–3030.
Published: 1 October 2002
... that the first ecdysis is important for establishing the barrier to TEWL. We found that skin resistance to TEWL increases twofold following the first postnatal ecdysis, corresponding with a roughly twofold increase in thickness and deposition of lamellar lipids in the mesos layer, the site of the skin...
J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (19): 3011–3018.
Published: 1 October 2000
...Timothy G. Kingan; Michael E. Adams ABSTRACT Ecdysis, or molting behavior, in insects requires the sequential action of high levels of ecdysteroids, which induce accumulation of ecdysis-triggering hormone (ETH) in Inka cells, followed by low levels of ecdysteroids, permissive for the onset...
J Exp Biol (2000) 203 (3): 521–536.
Published: 1 February 2000
...Markus K. Phlippen; Simon G. Webster; J. Sook Chung; Heinrich Dircksen ABSTRACT On the basis of detailed analyses of morphological characteristics and behavioural events associated with ecdysis in a crab ( Carcinus maenas ) and a crayfish ( Orconectes limosus ), a comprehensive substaging system...
J Exp Biol (1999) 202 (17): 2371–2383.
Published: 1 September 1999
...Randall S. Hewes ABSTRACT The ventromedial cells (VM cells) of the moth Manduca sexta belong to a peptide hormone signaling hierarchy that directs an episodic and stereotyped behavior pattern, ecdysis. The VM cells respond to declining ecdysteroid titers at the end of the final larval molt...
J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (11): 1785–1798.
Published: 1 June 1998
... the pupal case for swallowing molting fluid and again after emergence for swallowing air. These behaviors are important for eclosion and are necessary for the expansion of the wings after eclosion. Their motor patterns are similar to the feeding program. Up to 24 h before adult ecdysis, this motor pattern...
J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (2): 193–209.
Published: 15 January 1998
... reminiscent of the epitracheal Inka cells in the moth Manduca sexta . These Inka cells release the peptide ecdysis-triggering hormone, which helps elicit ecdysial behavior at the molt, and we show that they are also recognized by the myomodulin (MM) antibody. In both D. melanogaster and M. sexta , the PM...
J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (3): 643–648.
Published: 1 January 1997
.... The short-circuit current increases after ecdysis, with a maximal rate being achieved approximately 4 h after the molt. Resumption of feeding after the molt is not necessary to initiate this increase in active ion transport. The metabolic organization of the tissue also changes during the molting process...
J Exp Biol (1996) 199 (12): 2555–2564.
Published: 1 December 1996
.... The various results demonstrate that AWP is influenced not only by natural environmental factors, such as salinity and temperature, and by anthropogenic factors, such as potentially toxic trace metals, but that it is also regulated by intrinsic factors, such as ecdysis and life cycle stage. The results...
J Exp Biol (1996) 199 (8): 1757–1769.
Published: 1 August 1996
...Andrea Novicki; Janis C. Weeks ABSTRACT Each larval molt of Manduca sexta culminates in the sequential performance of pre-ecdysis (cuticle loosening) and ecdysis (cuticle shedding) behaviors. Both behaviors are thought to be triggered by the release of a peptide, eclosion hormone (EH), from brain...
J Exp Biol (1996) 199 (4): 749–758.
Published: 1 April 1996
..., or ecdysis, of the vermiform cuticle is initiated. When this process is complete, the first-instar cuticle is expanded to assume the form of the first-instar hopper. We have demonstrated, using immunocytochemical techniques, that these behaviour patterns are associated with dramatic increases...
J Exp Biol (1989) 143 (1): 285–304.
Published: 1 May 1989
...James N. Cameron ABSTRACT A series of experiments was conducted to elucidate the events immediately preceding and following moulting (ecdysis) in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. The crabs gain weight (mostly water) to a level more than twice the premoult value excluding the shed...