The enterins: a novel family of neuropeptides isolated from the enteric nervous system and CNS of Aplysia.

@article{Furukawa2001TheEA,
  title={The enterins: a novel family of neuropeptides isolated from the enteric nervous system and CNS of Aplysia.},
  author={Yasuo Furukawa and Kenji Nakamaru and Hideo Wakayama and Yuko Fujisawa and Hiroyuki Minakata and Shigeki Ohta and Fumihiro Morishita and Osamu Matsushima and Lingjun Li and Elena E. Romanova and Jonathan V. Sweedler and James Hugh Park and Adarli Romero and Elizabeth C Cropper and Nikolai C Dembrow and Jian Jing and Klaudiusz R. Weiss and Ferdinand S. Vilim},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 20},
  pages={8247-61}
}
To identify neuropeptides that have a broad spectrum of actions on the feeding system of Aplysia, we searched for bioactive peptides that are present in both the gut and the CNS. We identified a family of structurally related nonapeptides and decapeptides (enterins) that are present in the gut and CNS of Aplysia, and most of which share the HSFVamide sequence at the C terminus. The structure of the enterin precursor deduced from cDNA cloning predicts 35 copies of 20 different enterins. Northern… CONTINUE READING