Identification of two novel peptides from the central nervous system of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.

@article{Veelaert1997IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of two novel peptides from the central nervous system of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.},
  author={D. Veelaert and L. Schoofs and P. Verhaert and A. De Loof},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1997},
  volume={241 2},
  pages={
          530-4
        }
}
  • D. Veelaert, L. Schoofs, +1 author A. De Loof
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biochemical and biophysical research communications
  • From an acid methanolic extract of about 7000 brains of the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) two novel neuropeptides, schistomyotropin-1 (Scg-MT-1) and schistomyotropin-2 (Scg-MT-2), were isolated and identified. Their primary structures are GAAPAAQFSPRLamide (Scg-MT-1) and TSSLFPHPRLamide (Scg-MT-2). Scg-MT-1 belongs to the locustamyotropin family characterized by its FXPRLamide C-terminus. Scg-MT-2 has a similar carboxyl end with the F-residue one position further away from the C… CONTINUE READING
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