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Isolation, identification and synthesis of locustamyoinhibiting peptide (LOM-MIP), a novel biologically active neuropeptide from Locusta migratoria
A novel peptide termed locustamyoinhibiting peptide (LOM-MIP) was isolated from brain-corpora cardiaca-corpora allata-suboesophageal ganglion extracts of the locust, Locusta migratoria. The primaryExpand
Insect capa neuropeptides impact desiccation and cold tolerance
Significance Insects are among the most robust organisms on the planet, surviving in virtually all environments and capable of surmounting a range of environmental stresses including desiccation andExpand
Discovery of a cholecystokinin-gastrin-like signaling system in nematodes.
Members of the cholecystokinin (CCK)/gastrin family of peptides, including the arthropod sulfakinins, and their cognate receptors, play an important role in the regulation of feeding behavior andExpand
The pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) receptor of Heliothis virescens: Identification, functional expression, and structure–activity relationships of ligand analogs
Pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) promotes synthesis and release of sex pheromones in moths. We have identified and functionally expressed a PBAN receptor from Heliothis virescensExpand
Leucosulfakinin, a sulfated insect neuropeptide with homology to gastrin and cholecystokinin.
A sulfated, myotropic neuropeptide termed leucosulfakinin (Glu-Gln-Phe-Glu-Asp-Tyr(SO3H)-Gly-His-Met-Arg-Phe-NH2) was isolated from head extracts of the cockroach Leucophaea maderae. The peptideExpand
Isolation, primary structure and synthesis of leucomyosuppressin, an insect neuropeptide that inhibits spontaneous contractions of the cockroach hindgut
Abstract 1. A neuropeptide that inhibits spontaneous contractions of the isolated cockroach hindgut was purified from head extracts of the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae . 2. The inability ofExpand
Primary structure and synthesis of a blocked myotropic neuropeptide isolated from the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae.
A peptide which stimulates the contractile activity of the cockroach hindgut was isolated from head extracts of the cockroach, Leucophaea maderae. The inability of aminopeptidase M to degrade theExpand
The diuretic activity of a series of cephalomyotropic neuropeptides, the achetakinins, on isolated Malpighian tubules of the house cricket, Acheta domesticus
Abstract At 10−9 M achetakinins double the rate of fluid secretion by isolated Malpighian tubules of the house cricket, Acheta domesticus. They appear to act independently of cAMP, and the diureticExpand
Identification in Drosophila melanogaster of the invertebrate G protein-coupled FMRFamide receptor
We here describe the cloning and characterization of the functionally active Drosophila melanogaster (Drm) FMRFamide receptor, which we designated as DrmFMRFa-R. The full-length ORF of a D.Expand
Expression and Functional Characterization of aDrosophila Neuropeptide Precursor with Homology to Mammalian Preprotachykinin A*
Peptides structurally related to mammalian tachykinins have recently been isolated from the brain and intestine of several insect species, where they are believed to function as both neuromodulatorsExpand