Catch-relaxing peptide isolated from Mytilus pedal ganglia.

  title={Catch-relaxing peptide isolated from Mytilus pedal ganglia.},
  author={Toshifumi Hirata and Ichiro Kubota and Ikuo Takabatake and Akio Kawahara and Norio Shimamoto and Yojiro Muneoka},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={422 2},
A peptide that relaxes catch tension of the anterior byssus retractor muscle of Mytilus edulis was purified from pedal ganglion extracts of the mussel. Its primary structure was determined to be H-Ala-Met-Pro-Met-Leu-Arg-Leu-NH2. This peptide was found to have not only catch-relaxing action on the byssus retractor muscle but also modulatory actions on contractions in various molluscan muscles. 

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