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At the beginning of egg-laying, in the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis, the oocytes accumulated in the proximal oviduct are released into the mantle cavity by the contractions of the oviduct before being encapsulated and fertilised. A bioassay based on the recording of the contractile activity of the distal oviduct was performed to characterise the molecule(s)(More)
A novel tetrapeptide modulating the oviduct contractions was characterized from egg mass of Sepia officinalis. After two purification steps by rpHPLC, an apparent pure fraction containing the biological activity was submitted to MALDI-TOF analysis. The mass spectrum revealed 6 peaks of m/z 293, 505, 596, 613, 728, and 745. The tissue peptide mapping(More)
Egg mass extract was used to characterize regulatory peptides, involved in the successive steps of egg-laying of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Among these peptides, a C-terminally amidated hexapeptide revealed a sperm-attracting activity. MALDI-TOF MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry) and Edman degradation(More)
In the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis, the successive steps of egg laying are controlled by multiple neuropeptides. Recent experiments led us to suppose that there was possible involvement of a second regulation pathway by the release of ovarian regulatory peptides in the genital tract. Using HPLC fractionation and an in vitro biological test, a C-terminal(More)
With 14 residues organized as two domains linked by a single proline, the de novo peptide called K4 was designed, using Antimicrobial Peptide Database, to exert antibacterial activity. The N-terminal domain is composed of four lysines enhancing membrane interactions, and the C-terminal domain is putatively folded into a hydrophobic alpha-helix. Following(More)
Penaeidins are a family of antimicrobial peptides of 47-63 residues isolated from several species of shrimp. These peptides display a proline-rich domain (N-terminal part) and a cysteine-rich domain (C-terminal part) stabilized by three conserved disulfide bonds whose arrangement has not yet been characterized. The recombinant penaeidin-3a of Litopenaeus(More)
Extracellular products (ECPs) of the pathogenic Vibrio aestuarianus 01/32 were previously reported to display lethality in Crassostrea gigas oysters and to cause morphological changes and immunosuppression in oyster hemocytes. To identify the source of this toxicity, biochemical and genetic approaches were developed. ECP protease activity and lethality were(More)
The peptidergic control of egg-laying was investigated in Sepia officinalis by using a myotropic bioassay. Three myotropic high-performance liquid chromatography fractions were obtained from optic lobe extracts. In the first fraction, FMRFamide (FMRFa) and FLRFa were isolated and sequenced. FMRFa-related peptides then were sought by dotting immunobinding of(More)
This paper demonstrates for the first time the occurrence of tetrapeptides related to APGWamide in the mollusk cephalopod Sepia officinalis. LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis allowed the identification of the APGWamide-related peptides predicted by the two genes cloned previously in Lymnaea stagnalis and in Mytilus edulis, as well as the dipeptide GWamide released from(More)
The APGWamide-related neuropeptides, predicted by the cDNA of the APGWamide precursor of Mytilus edulis, have been sought by means of HPLC and electrospray mass ionization. The three predicted peptides KPGWamide, RPGWamide and TPGWamide were detected in the three main muscles and surprisingly an ion at m/z 429 corresponding to the gastropod peptide(More)