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20-Hydroxyecdysone is the most widely occurring ecdysteroid in both plant and animal species. Controls cell death during metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster.
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|Alternate Names||Ecdysterone; Polypodine A; β-Ecdysone; Isoinokosterone; 20-β-hydroxyecdysterone; 2β,3β,14α,20β,22,25-Hexahydroxy-7-cholesten-6-one; Insect moulting hormone|
|Application Notes||20-Hydroxyecdysone is the most widely occurring ecdysteroid in both plant and animal species. Controls cell death during metamorphosis of Drosophila melanogaster.|
|Base Catalog Number||157434|
|Beilstein Registry Number||1917578|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||20-Hydroxyecdysone is an ecdysteroid hormone that plays a key role in insect development, cell proliferaton, growth and apoptosis by controlling gene expression involved in molting and metamorphosis. It acts through a heterodimeric receptor comprising the ecdysone receptor and the ultraspiracle proteins (USP).|
|Melting Point||237.5 - 239.5 °C|
|Molecular Weight||480.642 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, Respirator filter|