Cloning and characterization of a third isoform of corazonin in the honey bee Apis mellifera.

@article{Verleyen2006CloningAC,
  title={Cloning and characterization of a third isoform of corazonin in the honey bee Apis mellifera.},
  author={Peter Verleyen and Geert Baggerman and Inge Mertens and Tim Vandersmissen and Jurgen Huybrechts and Alfons Van Lommel and Arnold De Loof and Liliane Schoofs},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={493-9}
}
The precursor of the insect hormone corazonin has been cloned from the honey bee Apis mellifera. The precursor predicts a novel isoform of corazonin, pQTFTYSHGWTNamide, which was confirmed by tandem mass spectrometry. Although Apis corazonin differs only by a glutamine/threonine substitution from [His7]-corazonin, it is considerably less active in the dark… CONTINUE READING