Micah G Pascual

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Peptides are the largest and most diverse class of molecules used for neurochemical communication, playing key roles in the control of essentially all aspects of physiology and behavior. The American lobster, Homarus americanus, is a crustacean of commercial and biomedical importance; lobster growth and reproduction are under neuropeptidergic control, and(More)
In silico transcriptome mining is a powerful tool for crustacean peptidome prediction. Using homology-based BLAST searches and a simple bioinformatics workflow, large peptidomes have recently been predicted for a variety of crustaceans, including the lobster, Homarus americanus. Interestingly, no in silico studies have been conducted on the eyestalk ganglia(More)
The crab Cancer borealis has long been used as a model for understanding neural control of rhythmic behavior. One significant discovery made through its use is that even numerically simple neural circuits are capable of producing an essentially infinite array of distinct motor outputs via the actions of locally released and circulating neuromodulators, the(More)
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