The Occurrence and Possible Physiological Significance of Ecdysteroids During Nematode and Cestode Development

  • H. H. Rees
  • A. H. W. Mendis
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

This chapter will consider the occurrence, biological effects, and possible physiological functions of ecdysteroids in nematodes and, to a lesser extent, in cestodes. Reports of the occurrence of ecdysteroids outside the arthropod phylum are relatively few, a situation which may partly reflect the extremely low concentrations of ecdysteroids reported in such species and also the difficulty of obtaining sufficient biological material, particularly of parasitic species, for biochemical analysis.

Keywords

Cholesterol Hydrolysis Leucine Trop Canis 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Barrington EJW (1979) In: Barrington EJW (ed) Hormones and evolution, vol I. Academic Press, New York, p viiGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rogers WP (1962) The nature of parasitism. Academic Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Davey KG (1972) In: Van den Bossche H (ed) Comparative biochemistry of parasites. Academic Press, New York, p 81Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Rogers WP (1970) J Parasitol 50:329–348Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Davey KG (1976a) In: Van den Bossche H (ed) Biochemistry of parasites and host-parasite relationships. Elsevier/North Holland Biomedical Press, Amsterdam, p 359Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Davey KG (1976b) In: Croll NA (ed) The organization of nematodes. Academic Press, London, p273Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Willett JD (1980) In: Zuckerman BM (ed) Nematodes as biological models, vol I. Academic Press, New York, p 197Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Davey KG (1982) In: Meerovitch E (ed) Aspects of parasitology. Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, p 58Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Rogers WP, Petronijevic T (1982) In: Symons LEA, Donald AD, Dineen JK (eds) Biology and control of endoparasites. Academic Press, Sydney, p 3Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Hitcho PJ, Thorson RE (1971) J Parasitol 57:787–793PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Rajulu GS, Kulasekarapandian S, Krishnan N (1972) Current Sci 41:67–68Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Rogers WP (1973) Parasitol 67:105–113CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Dennis RDW (1977) Int J Parasitol 7:181–188PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Horn DHS, Wilkie JS, Thomson JA (1974) Experientia 30:1109–1110PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Fleming MW (1983) American Soc of Parasitologists, December Meeting Abstracts, p 81Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Cleator M, Delves CJ, Howells RE, Rees HH (1984) British Society for Parasitology MeetingGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Mendis AHW, Rees HH (unpublished work)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Mendis AHW, Rose ME, Rees HH, Goodwin TW (1983) Mol Biochem Parasitol 9:209–226PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Mendis AHW, Howells RE, Rees HH, Goodwin TW (1982) Parasitol 85:xxiii–xxivGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Mendis AHW, Keene NM, Rees HH, Goodwin TW (unpublished work)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Dinan LN, Rees HH (1981) J Insect Physiol 27:51–58CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Rees HH, Isaac RE (1984) Chap II.2, this volGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Siddiqui IA, Taylor DP (1970) Nematologica 16:133–143CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Araujo P (1972) Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 14:83–90PubMedGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Araujo P, Bressan MCRV (1977) Annal Parasitol (Paris) 52:531–537Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Hodgetts RB, Sage B, O’Connor JD (1977) Dev Biol 60:310–317PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Koolman J, Scheller K, Bodenstein D (1979) Experientia 35:134–135CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Loeb MJ, Woods CW, Brandt EP, Borkovec AB (1982) Science 218:896–898PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. 29.
    Rees HH, Goodwin TW (1972) In: Geissman TA (ed) Biosynthesis (Special Periodical Reports), vol I. The Chemical Society, London, p 59Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Comley JCW, Jaffe JJ (1981) J Parasitol 67:609–616PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Webster JM, Craig S (1969) J Nematol 1:308Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Johnson RN, Viglierchio DR (1970) Exp Parasitol 27:301–309PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. 33.
    Dropkin VH, Lower WR, Acedo J (1971) J Nematol 3:349–355PubMedGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Hansen EL, Buecher EJ (1971) Experientia 27:859–860PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Dennis RD (1976) Comp Biochem Physiol 53A:53–56CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. 36.
    Ogura N, Kobayashi M, Yamamoto H (1981) Dokkyo J Med Sci 8:74–82Google Scholar
  37. 37.
    Davey KG, Hominick WM (1973) Exp Parasitol 33:212–225PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    Gwadz RW, Spielman A (1974) J Parasitol 60:134–137PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Kowalski JC, Thorson RE (1976) Int J Parasitol 6:327–331PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Mendis AHW, Rees HH, Goodwin TW (1984) Mol Biochem Parasitol 10:123–138PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. 41.
    Gibson JM, Rees HH, Arme C (unpublished results)Google Scholar
  42. 42.
    Davey KG, Breeklbridge WK (1967) Science 158:931–932PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. 43.
    Frayha GJ, Fairbairn D (1969) Comp Biochem Physiol 28:1115–1124PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. 44.
    Digenis GA, Thorson RE, Konyalian A (1970) J Pharmaceutical Sci 59:676–679CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Rees
  • A. H. W. Mendis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolGreat Britain

Personalised recommendations