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- n. Plural form of ecdysteroid.
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A Bodybuilding.com article by a former chief of research for a major nutrition company called ecdysteroids the "Steroidal Holy Grail."
"Spinach, for example, is loaded with ecdysteroids, but these molecules provide no muscle-building properties in humans."
The ecdysone receptor (EcR) regulates various cellular responses to ecdysteroids during insect development.
"Studies in my lab have shown that ecdysteroids are completely innocuous in mammals," says Ronald M. Evans, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego.
Scott A, Blair M (1987) The use of an inhibitor of protein synthesis to investigate the roles of ecdysteroids and sex-determination genes on the expression of the genes encoding the Drosophila yolk proteins.