Vitellogenin (VTG or less popularly known as VG) (from latin vitellus = yolk and gener = to produce) is a synonymous term for the gene and the expressed protein. The protein molecule is classified as a glycolipoprotein, having properties of a sugar, fat and protein. It belongs to a family of severa...
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A protein, precursor of several yolk proteins, especially phosvitin and lipovitellin in the eggs of various vertebrates, synthesized in the liver cells after oestrogen stimulation. Also found in large amounts in the haemolymph of female insects, synthesized and released from the fat-body during egg-...
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<protein> A protein, precursor of several yolk proteins, especially phosvitin and lipovitellin in the eggs of various vertebrates, synthesised in the liver cells after oestrogen stimulation. ... Also found in large amounts in the haemolymph of female insects, synthesised and released from the ...
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(from the article `endocrine system`) In some insects the pars intercerebralis secretes a neurohormone that stimulates vitellogenesis by the fat body (vitellogenesis is the synthesis of ...
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Vitellogenin is the major protein constituent of fish eggs, used as a nutrient supply by the developing fry. Female fish produce vitellogenin in their livers under stimulation by oestrogens, and it is then transported to the eggs via the blood. The natural level of vitellogenin in male fish blood is...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vī′tel-ō-jen′in Definitions: 1. An egg yolk precursor protein; production is stimulated by estrogens.
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