Title: Identification of two novel peptides from the central nervous system of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria
Authors: Veelaert, Dirk
Schoofs, Liliane
Verhaert, Peter
De Loof, Arnold # ×
Issue Date: Dec-1997
Publisher: Academic Press
Series Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications vol:241 issue:2 pages:530-534
Abstract: From an acid methanolic extract of about 7000 brains of the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) two novel neuropeptides, schistomyotropin-1 (Scg-MT-1) and schistomyotropin-2! (Scg-MT-2), were isolated and identified. Their primary structures are GAAPAAQFSPRLamide (Scg-MT-1) and TSSLFPHPRLamide (Scg-MT-2). Scg-MT-1 belongs to the locustamyotropin family characterized by its FXPRLamide C-terminus. Scg-MT-2 has a similar carboxyl end with the F-residue one position further away hom the C-terminus. This may account for its being 10 times less active then Scg-MT-1 in stimulating cockroach hindgut motility. (C) 1997 Academic Press.
ISSN: 0006-291X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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