Title: The kinin peptide family in invertebrates
Authors: Torfs, Pieter
Nieto, J
Veelaert, Dirk
Boon, D
Van De Water, Geert
Waelkens, Etienne
Derua, Rita
Calderon, J
De Loof, Arnold
Schoofs, Liliane # ×
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences
Series Title: Annals of the New York academy of sciences vol:897 pages:361-373
Abstract: Kinins comprise a family of peptides that mere first found in the central nervous system of insects and recently also in mollusks and crustaceans. After the isolation of the first members of the kinin family, the leukokinins from Leucophaea maderae, leukokinin-related peptides mere found in the cricket Acheta domesticus and the locust Locusta migratoria, all through their ability to induce Leucophaea maderae hindgut contraction. Subsequently, kinins were found in the mosquitoes Culex salinarius and Aedes aegypti and in the earworm Helicoverpa tea. The first noninsect member of this family was isolated from a mollusk, the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. Most recently our group has isolated the first kinins from crustaceans. Six kinins were isolated from the white shrimp Penaeus vannamei. To date, 35 members of this family have been isolated. The first relatively small family of insect kinins has grown into an expanding and rather large family with members in insects, crustaceans, and mollusks. In this paper we discuss the kinin family in terms of method of isolation, structure, in vitro and in vivo activity, distribution, receptors, and signal transduction. We will compare the crustacean and insect members of the kinin family, using the data available on crustacea.
ISSN: 0077-8923
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Protein Phosphorylation and Proteomics
Laboratory of Phosphoproteomics (-)
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