Parasitic peptides! The structure and function of neuropeptides in parasitic worms.

@article{Day1999ParasiticPT,
  title={Parasitic peptides! The structure and function of neuropeptides in parasitic worms.},
  author={Timothy A Day and Aaron G Maule},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={999-1019}
}
Parasitic worms come from two very different phyla-Platyhelminthes (flatworms) and Nematoda (roundworms). Although both phyla possess nervous systems with highly developed peptidergic components, there are key differences in the structure and action of native neuropeptides in the two groups. For example, the most abundant neuropeptide known in platyhelminths is the pancreatic polypeptide-like neuropeptide F, whereas the most prevalent neuropeptides in nematodes are FMRFamide-related peptides… CONTINUE READING
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