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The endocrine control of salt balance in insects

Coast, Geoffrey M. (2007) The endocrine control of salt balance in insects. General and Comparative Endocrinology 152 (2-3), 332 - 338. ISSN 0016-6480.

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An overview is given of the role of Malpighian (renal) tubules and the hindgut (ileum and rectum) in the excretory process of insects. The review focuses on the mechanism of primary urine production by Malpighian tubules and its control by neurohormones, which includes serotonin and neuropeptides resembling mammalian corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and calcitonin. Particular emphasis is given to in vitro studies of the effect of neurohormones on Malpighian tubule ion transport and a consideration of their likely role in the regulation of salt balance in vivo.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Malpighian tubules, Hindgut, Diuresis, Natriuresis, Diuretic hormones, antidiuretic factors
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21

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