Timothy A. Richmond

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Neuropeptides, critical brain peptides that modulate animal behavior by affecting the activity of almost every neuronal circuit, are inherently difficult to predict directly from a nascent genome sequence because of extensive posttranslational processing. The combination of bioinformatics and proteomics allows unprecedented neuropeptide discovery from an(More)
To investigate dynamic peptidergic cell-cell communication, single micrometer-sized solid-phase extraction (SPE) beads were used to collect peptides from specific locations of well-characterized neurosecretory structures and even individual neuronal processes for off-line MALDI MS analyses. Peptide binding parameters of single SPE beads, including limits of(More)
Neuropeptides are ancient signaling molecules that are involved in many aspects of organism homeostasis and function. Urotensin II (UII), a peptide with a range of hormonal functions, previously has been reported exclusively in vertebrates. Here, we provide the first direct evidence that UII-like peptides are also present in an invertebrate, specifically,(More)
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