Intestinal peptides as circulating hormones: release of tachykinin-related peptide from the locust and cockroach midgut.

@article{Winther2001IntestinalPA,
  title={Intestinal peptides as circulating hormones: release of tachykinin-related peptide from the locust and cockroach midgut.},
  author={{\AA}sa M.E. Winther and Dick R N{\"a}ssel},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={204 Pt 7},
  pages={
          1269-80
        }
}
Tachykinin-related peptides (TRPs) in the locust Locusta migratoria and the cockroach Leucophaea maderae have stimulatory effects on some muscles that are not innervated by TRP-containing neurons. Thus, these tissues may be affected by circulating TRPs. Here, we have investigated whether the midgut is the source of circulating TRPs. TRP-immunoreactive material in the locust midgut is found only in the endocrine cells of the gut epithelium. In both species of insect, the endocrine cells contain… CONTINUE READING

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