Neuroendocrine tumors. A European view.
Two peptides, TsAP-1 and TsAP-2, from the venom of the Brazilian yellow scorpion, Tityus serrulatus: evaluation of their antimicrobial and anticancer activities.
The diversity and evolution of anuran skin peptides
The epidermal nerve fibre network: characterization of nerve fibres in human skin by confocal microscopy and assessment of racial variations
- D. Reilly, D. Ferdinando, C. Johnston, C. Shaw, K. Buchanan, M. Green
- BiologyBritish Journal of Dermatology
- 1 August 1997
Human volar forearm epidermal nerve fibres are visualized by laser‐scanning confocal microscopy using the pan‐neuronal marker, protein gene‐product 9.5 and specific antibodies to substance P, calcitonin gene‐related peptide and nerve growth factor.
Development of the nervous system in Dugesia tigrina during regeneration after fission and decapitation
Results indicate that two processes are involved in the formation of the new cerebral ganglion of Dugesia tigrina, where 5-HT-IR cells appear before NPF- IR cells, in contrast to the pharynx where NPF/IR cells differentiate before the 5- HT/5-HT cells.
Functional and Structural Diversification of the Anguimorpha Lizard Venom System*
The results obtained highlight the importance of utilizing evolution-based search strategies for biodiscovery and emphasize the largely untapped drug design and development potential of lizard venoms.
Inhibitory effects of nematode FMRFamide-related peptides (FaRPs) on muscle strips fromAscaris suum
It is shown that the effects of PF1 were also dependent on external Ca++ and were reduced by the Ca++-channel blocker verapamil, observations consistent with the finding that nematode NOS is Ca++/Ca++-dependent.
Widespread distribution of histamine in the nervous system of a trematode flatworm
- K. Eriksson, R. Johnston, C. Shaw, D. Halton, P. Panula
- BiologyThe Journal of comparative neurology
- 16 September 1996
In general, most flatworms contain very little histamine (HA) and their nervous systems often lack, or contain very few, histaminergic elements. However, preliminary studies in our laboratory have…
Insect neuropeptide F (NPF)-related peptides: isolation from Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) brain.
Granular gland transcriptomes in stimulated amphibian skin secretions.
- Tianbao Chen, S. Farragher, A. Bjourson, D. F. Orr, P. Rao, C. Shaw
- BiologyBiochemical Journal
- 1 April 2003
The discovery is presented that polyadenylated mRNAs encoding dermal granular gland peptides are present in defensive skin secretions, stabilized by endogenous nucleic acid-binding amphipathic peptides, which has important implications in conservation of biodiversity within this threatened vertebrate taxon.