Physiological functions and Ca2+ signal transduction pathway exploring during molting of silkworm, Bombyx mori

Li, Wenchu; Xu, Yaling; Zhong, Yangjin; Chen, Liujuan

English Scientific Survey paper (Journal Article)
Published: JOURNAL OF ASIA PACIFIC ENTOMOLOGY 1226-8615 21 (4) pp. 1457-1465 2018
  • SJR Scopus - Insect Science: Q3
    Calcium ions are an important second messagers in the life of organisms, such as in silkworm growth and their developmental processes; these ions can trigger various effects, including the muscle excitation-contraction coupling-mechanism, secretion of endocrine and exocrine glands, neuronal activities, midgut nutrients metabolisms, sensory system, enzymatic systems, and acceleration of metabolism activities. This paper reviewed the ecdysis process and mechanisms, where calcium plays an important role in larvae-to-larvae ecdysis and larvae-to-pupae and pupae-to-moth metamorphosis of silkworms; the paper focuses on the advanced achievements in the field of calcium actions during larvae-to-larvae and larvae-to-pupae changes. Calcium ion channels are shown to be the action mechanism of phospholipase C in the G protein cascade of the calcium signal transduction pathway, and the activators and inhibitors of these calcium channels are further discussed.
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