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Ecdysone induces a termination of encapsulation via GBP-GBPB interaction

Insects have evolved various defense strategies involving both humoral and cellular immune responses to combat invading foreign pathogens. Encapsulation is a conserved cellular immune process targeted against any foreign intruder which is too large to be phagocytosed.

Are Ecdysteroids insect hormones?

The polyhydroxylated derivatives of 7-dehydro, 6-ketocholesterol  (Ecdysone, Ecdysteroids, Ecd) were accidentally discovered  in the search for an insect moulting hormone in 1965. The first Ecd compound, named  ecdysone (“ecdysis” = shedding off the cuticle), was isolated from