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Meaning of "ecdysone" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ECDYSONE

From German ecdyson, from Greek ekdusis.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ECDYSONE

ecdysone  [ɛkˈdaɪˌsəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ECDYSONE

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ecdysone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ECDYSONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ecdysone

Ecdysone is a steroidal prohormone of the major insect molting hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone, which is secreted from the prothoracic glands. Insect molting hormones are generally called ecdysteroids. Ecdysteroids act as moulting hormones of arthropods but also occur in other related phyla where they can play different roles. In Drosophila melanogaster, an increase in ecdysone concentration induces the expression of genes coding for proteins that the larva requires, and it causes chromosome puffs to form in polytene chromosomes. Ecdysteroids also appear in many plants mostly as a protection agent against herbivorous insects. These phytoecdysteroids have been reputed to have medicinal value and are part of herbal adaptogenic remedies like Cordyceps, yet an ecdysteroid precursor in plants has been shown to have cytotoxic properties. A pesticide sold with the name MIMIC has ecdysteroid activity, although its chemical structure has little resemblance to the ecdysteroids.

Definition of ecdysone in the English dictionary

The definition of ecdysone in the dictionary is a hormone secreted by the prothoracic gland of insects that controls ecdysis and stimulates metamorphosis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ECDYSONE


axone
ˈæksəʊn
bolson
bəʊlˈsəʊn
complexone
kəmˈplɛksəʊn
cortisone
ˈkɔːtɪˌsəʊn
dapsone
ˈdæpˌsəʊn
dexamethasone
ˌdɛksəˈmɛθəˌsəʊn
ecdyson
ɛkˈdaɪˌsəʊn
handsewn
hændˈsəʊn
hexone
ˈhɛksəʊn
naloxone
nəˈlɒksəʊn
naltrexone
nælˈtrɛksəʊn
prednisone
ˈprɛdnɪˌsəʊn
sewn
səʊn
Soane
səʊn
sone
səʊn
sown
səʊn
unsown
ʌnˈsəʊn
Wolfensohn
ˈwʊlfənˌsəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ECDYSONE

eccrine
eccrinology
eccrisis
eccritic
ecdemic
ecdyses
ecdysial
ecdysiast
ecdysis
ecdyson
ecesic
ecesis
Ecevit
ECG
ECGD
echard
eche
Echegaray y Eizaguirre
echelle
echelon

WORDS THAT END LIKE ECDYSONE

a good one
anyone
cassone
done
everyone
gone
hydrocortisone
in one
iPhone
leone
let alone
no one
no-one
none
one
phone
smartphone
someone
stone
telephone

Synonyms and antonyms of ecdysone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ecdysone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ECDYSONE

Find out the translation of ecdysone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ecdysone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ecdysone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜕皮激素
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ecdisona
570 millions of speakers

English

ecdysone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ecdysone
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إكديسون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экдизона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ecdysone
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ecdysone
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ecdysone
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ecdysone
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ecdyson
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エクジソン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에크 디손
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ecdysone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ecdysone
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எக்டைசோன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Ecdysone
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ekdıson
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ecdysone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ekdyzonu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екдізона
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecdysone
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκδυσόνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ecdysone
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ecdyson
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ekdyson
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ecdysone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ECDYSONE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ECDYSONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ecdysone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECDYSONE»

Discover the use of ecdysone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ecdysone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ecdysone: Structures and Functions: Structures and Functions
New chapters in this edition include RNA interference, the ecdysone receptor crystal structures and structure activity relationships, etc.
Guy Smagghe, 2009
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Ecdysone Receptor (EcR) Regulates Cell Migration and Chorion ...
Results shown here indicate that (1) tissue-specific modulation of EcR activity by the Ras signaling pathway refines temporal ecdysone signals that regulate FC differentiation and cadherin-mediated epithelial cell shape changes and (2) ...
Jennifer Faye Hackney, 2008
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Biology Facilitated by Heme Proteins as Seen in Cimex ...
CHAPTER 4 ECDYSONE INDUCUBLE PROTEIN 75 (E75): A BEGINNING. 4.1. Nuclear receptors, ecdysone biology and E75 Nuclear receptors (NRs) are ligand regulated transcription factors acting at the crossroads of key biological ...
Hemant Badgandi, 2009
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Vitamins and Hormones
Ecdysone Receptors and Their Biological Actions LYNN M. RIDDIFORD, PETER CHERBAS,∗ AND JAMES W. TRUMAN Department ofZoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1800; and ∗Department of Biology, ...
Gerald Litwack, 2000
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CRC Handbook of Chromatography: Analysis and ...
Table TLC 2 RK VALUES OF ECDYSONE ACYL ESTERS AND THEIR 2,3- ACETONIDE DERIVATIVES* Table TLC 3 RF VALUES OF ECDYSTEROID TMS ETHERS OBTAINED. Chromatographic system Plates: 1. HPTLC Silica gel 60, Merck ...
Henryk Lamparczyk, 1992
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New Scientist
Part of the gene activity induced by ecdysone therefore appears to be aimed at subsequently shutting off that activity. Meanwhile, a second protein (or proteins) produced during this period is responsible for activating the next major group of ...
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Biochemistry of Insects
changes and is at least 100 times more active than a-ecdysone in these systems. Ecdysones are also produced by a few other tissues. The ovaries of both mosquitoes and locusts produce a-ecdysone, and ecdysones have been found in the ...
Morris Rockstein, 2012
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Chemical Pesticides Mode of Action and Toxicology
20-hydroxyecdysone p— ecdysone Secretion of ecdysone starts the many biochemical processes that are necessary for the molting. The cells in the epidermis are stimulated to produce a new cuticle, and when ready, the insect will creep out ...
Jørgen Stenersen, 2004
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Physiological Systems in Insects
Rees HH: Pathways of biosynthesis of ecdysone. In Koolman J, editor: Ecdysone: from chemistry to mode of action; 1989 pp 152–160. Rees HH: Ecdysteroid biosynthesis and inactivation in relation to function, Eur J Entomol 92:9–39, 1995.
Marc J Klowden, 2013
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The Insects: Structure and Function
In the Diptera, synthesis of vitellogenin is regulated by ecdysone (Fig. 13.10). The prothoracic glands which are the principal source of ecdysone in the immature stages, are no longer present in adults, and ecdysone is produced by the follicle  ...
Reginald Frederick Chapman, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECDYSONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ecdysone is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hippo dances with hormones: Hints from fly research for study of …
Taiman, needed for ecdysone response, and Hippo pathway member Yorkie drive growth in Drosophila wing imaginal discs. Note massive ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
2
Steroid Links Fat Accumulation With Egg Development
Spradling and Sieber discovered that the insect steroid hormone ecdysone stimulates a protein called SREBP, which controls the activation of ... «Science 2.0, Apr 15»
3
Why drinking blood doesn't make mosquitoes sick
They zeroed in on ecdysone, a steroid hormone secreted by the ovaries after blood feeding that regulates genes important to reproduction. «Futurity: Research News, Feb 15»
4
Mosquitoes Ramp Up Immune Defenses After Sucking Blood, Penn …
They zeroed in on ecdysone, a steroid hormone secreted by the ovaries after blood feeding that regulates genes important to reproduction. «Penn: Office of University Communications, Feb 15»
5
Blood-sucking triggers immune reaction to malaria in mosquitoes
Finally, the researchers tested whether a hormone called ecdysone might be triggering the activation of LRIM9. Ecdysone, a prohormone that is ... «Penn Current, Jan 15»
6
How caterpillars gruesomely turn into butterflies
When they've outgrown their current skin, a hormone called ecdysone is released instructing the larva to moult. After it moults about five times, ... «ZME Science, Jan 15»
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Body size requires hormones under control
They show that the timing of synthesis of a steroid hormone called ecdysone is sensitive to nutrition in the fruit fly and describe the key proteins ... «EurekAlert, Nov 14»
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Entomological Society of America
Palli played a key role in the development of ecdysone receptor based gene switch technology that is being tested in clinical trials for regulation ... «EurekAlert, Jul 14»
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New study explains how organs coordinate their development with …
Next, researchers modified the larval physiology by interfering with the hormone ecdysone that regulates the different developmental events in ... «Phys.Org, Jun 14»
10
Why Spiders Don't Grow to Horrific Size
One is ecdysone, known as the molting hormone because elevated levels can prompt an insect to shed an old skin or undergo other changes. «Science News, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ecdysone [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ecdysone>. Dec 2019 ».
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