Apolar conjugates of ecdysteroids are not used as a storage form of molting hormone in the argasid tick Ornithodoros moubata

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Connat, Jean-Louis; Dotson, Ellen Marie; Diehl, Peter A.;
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    mesheuropmc: fungi | integumentary system

Fifth (last) instar nymphs of the tick <i>Ornithodoros moubata</i> convert ingested 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) to apolar conjugates AP2, which are then converted to the more polar conjugates AP1. Only small quantities of free hormone were transferred to the hemolymph and ... View more
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