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Changes in cholesterol production lead to tragic octopus death spiral

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Researchers found that the optic gland in maternal octopuses undergoes a massive shift in cholesterol metabolism, resulting in dramatic changes in the steroid hormones produced. Alterations inolesterol metabolism in other animals, including humans, can have serious consequences on longevity and behavior. The team believes this reveals important similarities in the functions of these steroids across the animal kingdom.
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Changes in cholesterol production lead to tragic octopus death spiral

For all their uncanny intelligence and seemingly supernatural abilities to change color and regenerate limbs, octopuses often suffer a tragic death. After a mother octopus lays a clutch of eggs, she quits eating and wastes away; by the time the eggs hatch, she is dead. Some females in captivity even seem to speed up this process intentionally, mutilating themselves and twisting their arms into a tangled mess.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Changes in Cholesterol Production Lead to Tragic Octopus Death Spiral

Cholesterol metabolism is responsible for an unusual

3 months ago·Charlottesville, United States
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Female octopus death spiral caused by changes in cholesterol

Octopuses are known for their uncanny intelligence, but the bizarre behaviour of some female octopuses seems a contradiction: after a female octopus lays a

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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Changes in cholesterol production lead to tragic octopus death spiral

After a mother octopus lays a clutch of eggs, she quits eating and wastes away; by the time the eggs hatch, she is dead. Some females in captivity even seem to speed up this process intentionally,...

3 months ago
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