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Myoactive and neuroactive peptides in crustaceans
Institute of Zoophysiology, University of Bonn, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7815-4868
2002 (English)In: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of European Comparative Endocrinologists / [ed] Keller, R. Dircksen, H. Sedlmeier, D. Vaudry, H., Bologna: Medimond S R L , 2002, 367-373 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Bioassays of visceral muscles in decapod crustaceans have been used to identify bioactive peptides from neurohaemal pericardial organs (POs) or nervous systems. PO-peptides such as proctolin, FLRFa-related peptides (FaRPs) and CCAP affect heart beat and ventilatory activity, and using hindgut bioassays (even insect hindguts) helped to discover further myoactive FaRPs, orcokinins, orcomyotropin and members, e.g., of tachykinin, myokinin, sulfakinin and allatostatin peptide families. Immunocytochemistry revealed wide distributions of the peptides in neurosecretory neurones and interneurones of the CNS and peripheral nervous systems indicative of several neuronal activities, some of which have been established on e.g. stomatogastric ganglion (STG) or nerve-(skeletal) muscle preparations.

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Bologna: Medimond S R L , 2002. 367-373 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40968ISBN: 88-323-2826-7OAI: diva2:327546
Available from: 2010-06-29 Created: 2010-06-29 Last updated: 2014-10-13Bibliographically approved

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