Peptides with Juvenile Hormone Activity

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Science  02 Oct 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3953, pp. 92-93
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3953.92


Peptide derivatives of juvenile hormone analogs which show substantial hormonal activity for certain insects were prepared. The most active compound, L-isoleucyl-L-alanyl-p-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester, was up to twice as active as juvabione. Like juvabione, the peptide analog showed selective action on pyrrhocorid bugs.

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