Title: Corazonin promotes tegumentary pigment migration in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii
Authors: Porras, MG ×
De Loof, Arnold
Breuer, Michael
Arechiga, H #
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Elsevier science inc
Series Title: Peptides vol:24 issue:10 pages:1581-1589
Abstract: The undecapeptide corazonin (pGlu-Thr-Phe-Gln-Tyr-Ser-His-Gly-Trp-Thr-AsnNH(2)) elicits a retraction of erythrophore pigment granules and dispersion of leucophore pigment granules in the crayfish Procambarus clarkii. The effects are dose-dependent from 10(-10) to 10(-5) M. Influence on erythrophores is lower than that of Red Pigment Concentrating Hormone (RPCH), which is inactive on leucophores. Corazonin effects are partly blocked by an anti-corazonin antibody, and even less by an anti-RPCH antibody. Corazonin effects are completely suppressed by the calcium chelator BAPTA. Immunoreactive somata and fibers were identified in various regions of the eyestalk (medulla terminalis, medulla interna and medulla externa) with the anti-corazonin antibody. These results suggest the possible existence of a corazonin-like peptide in crustaceans. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0196-9781
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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