Silefrin, a sodefrin-like pheromone in the abdominal gland of the sword-tailed newt, Cynops ensicauda.

@article{Yamamoto2000SilefrinAS,
  title={Silefrin, a sodefrin-like pheromone in the abdominal gland of the sword-tailed newt, Cynops ensicauda.},
  author={Kiyotaka Yamamoto and Y Kawai and Takaaki Hayashi and Yoshihide Ohe and Hideyuki Hayashi and Fumihiko Toyoda and Genri Kawahara and Toshifumi Iwata and Saka{\'e} Kikuyama},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={472 2-3},
  pages={267-70}
}
Sodefrin-like female-attracting pheromone was purified from the abdominal glands of male sword-tailed newts, Cynops ensicauda, by gel-filtration chromatography and reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The final product comprises 10 amino acid residues with the sequence SILSKDAQLK which coincided with the sequence deduced from its precursor cDNA. This peptide was designated silefrin. The sequence of silefrin was different from that of sodefrin by two amino acid residues, with… CONTINUE READING