|Role of corticosterone in anuran metamorphosis and potential role in stress-induced metamorphosis|
Hayes, T.B.; Wu, T.H. (1995). Role of corticosterone in anuran metamorphosis and potential role in stress-induced metamorphosis. Neth. J. Zool. 45(1-2): 107-109
In: Netherlands Journal of Zoology. E.J. Brill: Leiden. ISSN 0028-2960, more
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Although generally viewed as only synergistic with the thyroid hormones, corticosterone (CORT) has many independent effects on anuran larval development. CORT enhances thyroid hormone-induced tail resorption and is involved in immune system, skin gland and gut differentiation. Interactions between the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis and the corticoid axis regulate hormone secretion, and CORT may be involved in 'stress-induced' metamorphosis.