Neuronal sites of action of a neurosecretory peptide, egg-laying hormone, in Aplysia californica.

@article{Stuart1980NeuronalSO,
  title={Neuronal sites of action of a neurosecretory peptide, egg-laying hormone, in Aplysia californica.},
  author={Duncan K. Stuart and Felix Strumwasser},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={499-519}
}
1. Egg-laying hormone (ELH) is a polypeptide of about 4,500 mol wt synthesized in the bag cell neurons of the abdominal ganglion of Aplysia. We studied the effects of ELH on the neuronal activity of the attached head ganglia (buccal, cerebral, pleural, and pedal), on the isolated buccal ganglia, as well as on feeding in intact Aplysia. 2. Starved animals (n = 7) injected with crude extract containing ELH stopped eating algae at 17 +/- 4 min and their eggs first appeared at 29 +/- 4 min after… CONTINUE READING