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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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 09:21
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:55


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