Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Neutral sterol metabolism in insects

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Review-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_01211
Auteur(s)
  • James A. Svoboda 1
  • Mark F. Feldlaufer 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Insect Hormone Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Building 467, 20705, Beltsville, Maryland
Résumé

Since they are unable to biosynthesize sterols, many phytophagous and omnivorous insects satisfy their cholesterol requirement by side chain dealkylation of the C-24 alkyl group of dietary C28 and C29 phytosterols. However, not all insects that can dealkylate the phytosterol side chain produce cholesterol. In addition, certain insects,e.g., some Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, and Diptera, are unable to dealkylate the sterol side chain. Although C27 ecdysteroids (molting hormones), which are biosynthesized from cholesterol, are the major ecdysteroids in most insects, many of those species that are unable to dealkylate phytosterols utilize campesterol as a precursor for the C28 ecdysteroid makisterone A. The considerable diversity of steroid utilization between certain insect species makes it difficult to generalize about insect steroid biochemistry. The ability to disrupt certain unique aspects of steroid utilization and metabolism in insects might be exploited for developing new insect control technology.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - nutrition & dietetics
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Cell Biology
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Chemistry ; 3 - Organic Chemistry
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biochemistry
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - nutrition & dietetics
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biochemistry & molecular biology
Identifiant ISTEX
360A6C780DBF236A559B6DEBB17DD6D90C517E3F
Revue

Lipids

Année de publication
1991
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
6.628
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
Journal
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