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Cloning of Octopus cephalotocin receptor, a member of the oxytocin/vasopressin superfamily.
We reported that the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris, in common with vertebrates, possesses two members of the oxytocin/vasopressin superfamily: octopressin (OP) and cephalotocin (CT). This was theExpand
The Aplysia Mytilus Inhibitory Peptide-Related Peptides: Identification, Cloning, Processing, Distribution, and Action
Neuropeptides are a ubiquitous class of signaling molecules. In our attempt to understand the generation of feeding behavior inAplysia, we have sought to identify and fully characterize theExpand
Taurine in rat posterior pituitary: Localization in astrocytes and selective release by hypoosmotic stimulation
Taurine, a γ‐aminobutyric acid (GABA)‐like acidic amino acid, has previously been shown to be prominently localized to astrocytes in the supraoptic nucleus, the neurons of which contain only smallExpand
Distribution of the Aplysia cardioexcitatory peptide, NdWFamide, in the central and peripheral nervous systems of Aplysia
NdWFamide is an Aplysia cardioexcitatory tri-peptide containing D-tryptophan. To investigate the roles of this peptide, we examined the immunohistochemical distribution of NdWFamide-positive neuronsExpand
Annetocin: an oxytocin-related peptide isolated from the earthworm, Eisenia foetida.
An oxytocin-vasopressin-related peptide, Cys-Phe-Val-Arg-Asn-Cys-Pro-Thr-Gly-NH2, was isolated from the lumbricid earthworm, Eisenia foetida and termed annectocin. Annetocin potentiated not onlyExpand
Annetocin, an annelid oxytocin-related peptide, induces egg-laying behavior in the earthworm, Eisenia foetida.
Annetocin, an oxytocin-related peptide which we isolated from the earthworm Eisenia foetida, induced a series of egg-laying-related behaviors in the earthworms. These stereotyped behaviors consistedExpand
A novel D-amino-acid-containing peptide isolated from Aplysia heart.
A novel cardio-excitatory peptide was purified from the hearts of Aplysia kurodai. The peptide was a tripeptide containing a D-amino acid residue in the second position, Asn-D-Trp-Phe-NH2Expand
Comparative aspects of invertebrate neuropeptides.
1. We searched for bioactive peptides, most of which were considered to be neuropeptides, in various animals of several phyla. These peptides were compared with each other and with peptidesExpand
A novel gut tetradecapeptide isolated from the earthworm, Eisenia foetida
A novel bioactive tetradecapeptide, GFKDGAADRISHGFamide, was isolated from the gut of the oligochaete annelid, Eisenia foetida, using the isolated anterior gut (crop-gizzard) as a bioassay system. AExpand