Plasmatocyte spreading peptide (PSP1) and growth blocking peptide (GBP) are multifunctional homologs.

@article{Strand2000PlasmatocyteSP,
  title={Plasmatocyte spreading peptide (PSP1) and growth blocking peptide (GBP) are multifunctional homologs.},
  author={Strand and Hayakawa and Clark},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={817-824}
}
Recently, we identified Plasmatocyte spreading peptide (PSP1) from the moth Pseudoplusia includens and reported that it mediates adhesion of hemocytes to foreign surfaces. PSP1 is structurally very similar to three classes of peptides identified earlier from other species of Lepidoptera: growth blocking peptide (GBP) originally identified in Pseudaletia separata, and a series of related peptides from other species designated as paralytic (PP) or cardioactive (CAP) peptides. In this study, we… CONTINUE READING

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