Fleur Darré-Toulemonde

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BACKGROUND Brain-expressed genes that were created in primate lineage represent obvious candidates to investigate molecular mechanisms that contributed to neural reorganization and emergence of new behavioural functions in Homo sapiens. PMCHL1 arose from retroposition of a pro-melanin-concentrating hormone (PMCH) antisense mRNA on the ancestral human(More)
A comparative analysis of the structure of the melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) precursor reveals that this sequence has been subjected to a higher selection pressure in mammals than in teleosts, suggesting that the structural constraints have not been the same throughout the vertebrate lineage. In contrast, the MCH peptide sequence has been very well(More)
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