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Phospholipoglycoproteins produced in the fat body of egg-laying animals such as non-mammalian VERTEBRATES; ARTHROPODS; and others. Vitellogenins are secreted into the HEMOLYMPH, and taken into the OOCYTES by receptor-mediated ENDOCYTOSIS to form the major yolk proteins, VITELLINS. Vitellogenin production is under the regulation of steroid hormones, such as ESTRADIOL and JUVENILE HORMONES in insects.

Year introduced: 2005 (1986)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.093.500.925, D12.776.290.812.500, D12.776.744.925

MeSH Unique ID: D014819

Entry Terms:

  • Vitellogenin
  • Microvitellogenin
  • Vitellogenin II

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