Isolation, identification and functional significance of [Hyp2]Met-callatostatin and des Gly-Pro Met-callatostatin, two further post-translational modifications of the blowfly neuropeptide Met-callatostatin.


Two post-translationally modified neuropeptides of the Met-callatostatin (Gly-Pro-Pro-Tyr-Asp-Phe-Gly-Met-NH2) family have been identified from head extracts of the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria. They are the octapeptide, [Hyp2]Met-callatostatin, (Gly-Hyp-Pro-Tyr-Asp-Phe-Gly-Met-NH2) and the truncated hexapeptide, des Gly-Pro Met-callatostatin (Pro-Tyr-Asp… (More)