Juvenile Hormone Analogs: A Possible Case of Mistaken Identity?

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Science  17 Aug 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4100, pp. 672-674
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4100.672


Many synthetic compounds that exhibit activity in juvenile hormone assays have limited structural resemblance to natural juvenile hormones. The observed morphogenic action of many of the compounds considered to be biologically analogous to juvenile hormones is probably synergistic rather than intrinsically hormonal.