Peptide secretion in the cutaneous glands of South American tree frog Phyllomedusa bicolor: an ultrastructural study.

@article{Lacombe2000PeptideSI,
  title={Peptide secretion in the cutaneous glands of South American tree frog Phyllomedusa bicolor: an ultrastructural study.},
  author={Catherine Lacombe and Carmen Cifuentes-D{\'i}az and Irene Dunia and M Auber-Thomay and Pierre Nicolas and Mohamed Amiche},
  journal={European journal of cell biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={631-41}
}
The development of the dermal glands of the arboreal frog Phyllomedusa bicolor was investigated by immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. The 3 types of glands (mucous, lipid and serous) differed in size and secretory activity. The mucous and serous glands were apparent in the tadpole skin, whereas the lipid glands developed later in ontogenesis. The peptide antibiotics dermaseptins and the D-amino acid-containing peptide opioids dermorphins and deltorphins are abundant in the skin… CONTINUE READING

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