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The structure of the USP/RXR of Xenos pecki indicates that Strepsiptera are not closely related to Diptera

Hayward, David; Trueman, John; Bastiani, M J; Ball, Eldon


The receptor for the insect molting hormone, ecdysone, is a heterodimer consisting of the Ecdysone Receptor and Ultraspiracle (USP) proteins. The ligand binding domain sequences of arthropod USPs divide into two distinct groups. One group consists of sequences from members of the holometabolous Lepidoptera and Diptera, while the other arthropod sequences group with vertebrate retinoid-X-receptors (RXRs). We therefore wondered whether USP/RXR structure could be used to clarify the contentious...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Development Genes and Evolution
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-004-0461-x


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