Juvenile hormone receptor Methoprene tolerant: Functions and applications

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During the past 15 years, after confirming Methoprene tolerant (Met) as a juvenile hormone (JH) receptor, tremendous progress has been made in understanding the function of Met in supporting JH signal transduction. Met role in JH regulation of development, including metamorphosis, reproduction, diapause, cast differentiation, behavior, im‘munity, sleep and epigenetic modifications, have been elucidated. Met's Heterodimeric partners involved in performing some of these functions were discovered. The availability of JH response elements (JHRE) and JH receptor allowed the development of screening assays in cell lines and yeast. These screening assays facilitated the identification of new chemicals that function as JH agonists and antagonists. These new chemicals and others that will likely be discovered in the near future by using JH receptor and JHRE will lead to highly effective species-specific environmentally friendly insecticides for controlling pests and disease vectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHormone Receptors
Subtitle of host publicationStructures and Functions
EditorsGerald Litwack
Number of pages26
StatePublished - Jan 2023

Publication series

NameVitamins and Hormones
ISSN (Print)0083-6729

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 Elsevier Inc.


  • CRISPR/Cas9
  • Gce
  • Genome editing
  • JH
  • Met
  • RNAi
  • Taiman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology


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