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Characterization of a cDNA encoding a precursor of Carassius RFamide, structurally related to a mammalian prolactin‐releasing peptide
We have characterized the cDNA encoding Carassius RFamide (C‐RFa), which is structurally related to mammalian prolactin‐releasing peptides (PrRPs), from the brain of the crucian carp. The deducedExpand
Isolation and characterization of a novel bioactive peptide, Carassius RFamide (C-RFa), from the brain of the Japanese crucian carp.
A novel bioactive peptide with the C-terminal RFamide was isolated from the brain of the Japanese crucian carp, Carassius auratus langsdorfii, by using the intestine of the fish as the bioassayExpand
Fishy tales of prolactin-releasing peptide.
Prolactin (PRL) is an important regulator of multiple biological functions, but a specific PRL-releasing factor, PRL-releasing peptide (PrRP), was isolated only recently from mammals and teleosts.Expand
Isolation and characterization of a homologue of mammalian prolactin-releasing peptide from the tilapia brain and its effect on prolactin release from the tilapia pituitary.
In the tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), as in many teleosts, prolactin (PRL) plays a major role in osmoregulation in freshwater. Recently, PRL-releasing peptides (PrRPs) have been characterized inExpand
An analysis of inputs to ON-OFF amacrine cells in the carp retina with kynurenic acid.
Amacrine cell inputs were studied in the carp retina. Responses to light of bipolar and amacrine cells in off-pathways were suppressed by 0.5 mM kynurenic acid (Kyn), while those in on-pathways wereExpand
Field potentials induced by injection of potassium ion into the frog retina: A test of current interpretations of the electroretinographic (ERG) b-wave
Using excised frog retinas, the field potential induced by mechanical intraretinal injection of K+ Reinger's was mapped by a penetrating electrode. The high K+ Ringer's contained 75 mM K+ and theExpand
Two S-Iamide Peptides, AKSGFVRIamide and VSSFVRIamide, Isolated from an Annelid, Perinereis vancaurica.
Two peptides, H-Ala-Lys-Ser-Gly-Phe-Val-Arg-Ile-NH2 (AKSGFVRIamide), and H-Val-Ser-Ser-Phe-Val-Arg-Ile-NH2 (VSSFVRIamide) were isolated from a polychaete annelid, Perinereis vancaurica. Both theExpand
Prolactin-releasing peptide is essential to maintain the prolactin level and osmotic balance in freshwater teleost fish
We administered prolactin-releasing peptide (PrRP) or anti-PrRP antiserum to goldfish in fresh water and analyzed their effects on prolactin and osmoregulatory mechanisms. The pituitary mRNA level ofExpand
Identification of a novel frog RFamide and its effect on the latency of the tail-flick response of the newt.
Neuropeptide FF, one of the mammalian PQRFamides, has been reported to affect the latency of the tail-flick response in rat. We intended to examine the nociceptive effect by the peptide PQRFamidesExpand
Relationship between pollen counts of Cryptomeria japonica and Cupressaceae and the severity of allergic symptoms
ABSTRACT Background A study throughout 1999 of the airborne pollens of both Cryptomeria japonica and Cupressaceae (Chamaecyparis obtusa and Juniperus rigida in the present study) demonstrated uniqueExpand