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Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Activation by Juvenile Hormone: A Critical Role for bHLH-PAS and Nuclear Receptor Proteins

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Department of Biology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
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Center for Cancer, Genetic Diseases, and Gene Regulation, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
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Insects 2012, 3(1), 324-338; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects3010324
Received: 21 February 2012 / Revised: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 22 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers 2012)
Juvenile hormone (JH) is responsible for controlling many biological processes. In several insect species JH has been implicated as a key regulator of developmental timing, preventing the premature onset of metamorphosis during larval growth periods. However, the molecular basis of JH action is not well-understood. In this review, we highlight recent advances which demonstrate the importance of transcription factors from the bHLH-PAS and nuclear receptor families in mediating the response to JH. View Full-Text
Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster; juvenile hormone; nuclear receptor; bHLH-PAS; methoprene-tolerant; germ cell-expressed Drosophila melanogaster; juvenile hormone; nuclear receptor; bHLH-PAS; methoprene-tolerant; germ cell-expressed
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Bernardo, T.J.; Dubrovsky, E.B. Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Activation by Juvenile Hormone: A Critical Role for bHLH-PAS and Nuclear Receptor Proteins. Insects 2012, 3, 324-338. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects3010324

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Bernardo TJ, Dubrovsky EB. Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Activation by Juvenile Hormone: A Critical Role for bHLH-PAS and Nuclear Receptor Proteins. Insects. 2012; 3(1):324-338. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects3010324

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Bernardo, Travis J., and Edward B. Dubrovsky. 2012. "Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Activation by Juvenile Hormone: A Critical Role for bHLH-PAS and Nuclear Receptor Proteins" Insects 3, no. 1: 324-338. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects3010324

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