Pigment‐dispersing hormone‐like peptide in the nervous system of the flies Phormia and Drosophila: Immunocytochemistry and partial characterization

@article{Nssel1993PigmentdispersingHP,
  title={Pigment‐dispersing hormone‐like peptide in the nervous system of the flies Phormia and Drosophila: Immunocytochemistry and partial characterization},
  author={D. N{\"a}ssel and S. Shiga and C. J. Mohrherr and K. Rao},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={331}
}
  • D. Nässel, S. Shiga, +1 author K. Rao
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
  • β‐pigment‐dispersing hormone (β‐PDH) isolated from the fiddler crab (Rao et al., '85) is a member of an octadecapeptide family of neuropeptides common to arthropods. Whereas earlier studies of these peptides in insects were limited to orthopterans, this investigation focuses on dipteran flies. Extracts of heads from the blowfly Phormia terraenovae were assessed in a fiddler crab bioassay for PDH activity. Immunocytochemistry, dose‐response curves, gel filtration chromatography and reversed… CONTINUE READING
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