PHI-like immunoreactivity in the nervous system of the cockroach (insect) and Aplysia (mollusc) with special reference to its relationship to VIP-like immunoreactivity.

Abstract

Studies in mammals have indicated that PHI (peptide histidine isoleucine) and VIP (vasoactive intestinal polypeptide) share a prepropeptide, and that both peptides are contained in the same neurons. The present study proposes that this relationship may not hold true in protostomian invertebrates. In the nervous system of the cockroach (Insecta, Arthropoda… (More)

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