Title: Lom-AG-myotropin: a novel myotropic peptide from the male accessory glands of Locusta migratoria
Authors: Paemen, L ×
Tips, A
Schoofs, Liliane
Proost, Paul
Van Damme, Jozef
De Loof, Arnold #
Issue Date: Jan-1991
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Peptides vol:12 issue:1 pages:7-10
Abstract: A myotropic peptide, termed Lom-AG-myotropin, was isolated from extracts of 4400 accessory gland complexes of males of the locust, Locusta migratoria; the following sequence was derived: Gly-Phe-Lys-Asn-Val-Ala-Leu-Ser-Thr-Ala-Arg-Gly-Phe-NH2. This sequence is completely different from all presently known myotropic peptides from Locusta or other insects. The Lom-AG-myotropin is active on the oviduct and hindgut of Locusta migratoria and Leucophaea maderae. The stimulatory activity is, in both insects, 1000 times greater on the oviduct than on the hindgut, suggesting a specificity for the oviduct.
ISSN: 0196-9781
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Academic Center for General Practice
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (Rega Institute)
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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