The ecdysteroid receptor

Hans J. Bidmon, Timothy J. Sliter

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The steroid molting hormone of insects and other arthropods regulates gene activity in target tissues through its association with a specific, high affinity receptor protein. In this review we summarize recent advances in several areas of ecdysteroid receptor research, including efforts to characterize and purify the receptor protein, cytochemical studies of its tissue distribution and subcellular localization during development, and current molecular genetic studies ecdysteroid action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalInvertebrate Reproduction and Development
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 1990


  • Ecdysteroid receptor
  • Invertebrate hormones
  • Receptor biochemistry
  • Receptor cytochemistry
  • Steroid hormone receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Developmental Biology


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