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Title: Isolation and characterization of an adipokinetic hormone release-inducing factor in locusts: The crustacean cardioactive peptide
Authors: Veelaert, Dirk
Passier, P
Devreese, B
Vanden Broeck, Jozef
Van Beeumen, J
Vullings, HGB
Diederen, JHB
Schoofs, Liliane
De Loof, Arnold # ×
Issue Date: Jan-1997
Publisher: Association for the Study of Internal Secretions
Series Title: Endocrinology vol:138 issue:1 pages:138-142
Abstract: A methanolic extract of 700 desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) brains contains several factors that stimulate the in vitro release of adipokinetic hormone (AKH) by glandular cells of locust (Locusta migratoria and Schistocerca gregaria) corpora cardiaca. The most potent one has now been fully identified. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry-time of flight analysis revealed a mass of 954.6 Da. The primary structure of the peptide, Pro-Phe-Cys-Asn-Ala-Phe-Thr-Gly-Cys-NH2, appeared identical to that of a previously identified crustacean cardioactive peptide. This myotropin was first isolated from the shore crab, Carcinus maenas, and later from several insect species, but was never reported in the context of AKH release.
ISSN: 0013-7227
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Animal Physiology and Neurobiology Section - miscellaneous
Department of Biology - miscellaneous
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