Juvenile hormone activity of ethyl 4-(2-aryloxyhexyloxy)benzoates with precocious metamorphosis-inducing activity

Norihiro Fujita, Kiyo Ashibe, Naotaka Yamada, Takahiro Shiotsuki, Makoto Kiuchi, Eiichi Kuwano

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Abstract

Ethyl 4-[2-(6-methyl-3-pyridyloxy)hexyloxy]benzoate (1) and ethyl 4-(2-phenoxyhexyloxy)benzoate (2), which induce precocious metamorphosis in larvae of Bombyx mori, a clear sign of juvenile hormone (JH) deficiency, showed JH activity when topically applied to allatectomized 4th instar larvae of B. mori. Compounds 1 and 2 induced precocious metamorphosis with doses at which they were effective as JH agonists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2333-2334
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume71
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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