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A comparative review of short and long neuropeptide F signaling in invertebrates: Any similarities to vertebrate neuropeptide Y signaling?
Biology of the CAPA peptides in insects
The current knowledge on the structure, distribution, receptors and physiological actions of the CAPA peptides are discussed, including the first insect neuropeptides shown to be differentially processed.
A large population of diverse neurons in the Drosophila central nervous system expresses short neuropeptide F, suggesting multiple distributed peptide functions
- D. Nässel, Lina E. Enell, Jonathan G. Santos, C. Wegener, Helena A. D. Johard
- BiologyBMC Neuroscience
- 19 September 2008
It is likely that sNPF has multiple functions as neurohormone as well as local neuromodulator/co-transmitter in various CNS circuits, including olfactory circuits both at the level of the first synapse and at the mushroom body output level.
Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome
Genome sequencing and annotation establish a solid foundation for future research on mechanisms of insecticide resistance, human-bed bug and symbiont–bed bug associations, and unique features of bed bug biology that contribute to the unprecedented success of C. lectularius as a human ectoparasite.
SIFamide Translates Hunger Signals into Appetitive and Feeding Behavior in Drosophila.
Allatostatin A Signalling in Drosophila Regulates Feeding and Sleep and Is Modulated by PDF
It is suggested that pleiotropic AstA signalling by a distinct neuronal and enteroendocrine AstA cell subset adapts the fly to a digestive energy-saving state which can be modulated by PDF.
Peptidomics and peptide hormone processing in the Drosophila midgut.
- W. Reiher, C. Shirras, J. Kahnt, S. Baumeister, R. Isaac, C. Wegener
- BiologyJournal of proteome research
- 1 April 2011
The identification of enteroendocrine peptides in the fruit fly provides a platform to address functions of gut peptide hormones in the regulation of feeding and metabolism.
GABA modulates Drosophila circadian clock neurons via GABAB receptors and decreases in calcium.
Evidence is provided for a new neuronal input pathway to the master clock neurons, s-LN(v)s, in Drosophila that utilizes GABA as a slow inhibitory neurotransmitter that decreases intracellular calcium of these clock neurons and blocks their calcium cycling.
Neuroarchitecture of Aminergic Systems in the Larval Ventral Ganglion of Drosophila melanogaster
The three-dimensional mapping of aminergic neurons now facilitates the identification of neuronal network contacts and co-localized signaling molecules, as exemplified for DOPA decarboxylase-synthesizing neurons that co-express crustacean cardioactive peptide and myoinhibiting peptides.
Central and peripheral clocks are coupled by a neuropeptide pathway in Drosophila
The pathway through which the circadian clock of Drosophila imposes daily rhythmicity to the pattern of adult emergence is dissected, showing that the central clock exerts a dominant role on the peripheral clock.