Conserved Site

Adipokinetic hormone, conserved site (IPR002047)

Short name: Adipokinetic_hormone_CS


Adipokinetic hormones (AKH) [PMID: 2117437, PMID: 3226948] are small active peptides produced by some insect species. They bring on the release of diglycerides from the fat body and then stimulate the flight muscles to use them as an energy source. There are other types of active peptides structurally related to AKH. These peptides are eight to ten amino acid residues long.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0005179 hormone activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns