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Worm neuropeptides.

DR D Brownlee djab at soton
Thu Jul 17 16:49:04 EST 1997

Hi Robert

I think your question has been answered.

The FMRFamides are (at the moment) the most widespread group.  
Only time will tell whether this is to remain or not.  

Studies have shown that some of the NPY-like peptides may be like 
the FaRPs (in the C-terminal region).  This has been the case in 
helminths were PYY/NPY peptide-like immunoreactivity was found to 
be NPF (neuropeptide F) in the majority of cases.

There is also evidence of bombesin like peptides (I think in CE).

You are welcome to check out the information and references I have 
on my www page re. Ascaris

If I can be of any more help, just drop me a line.

Best wishes


Dr David Brownlee
Pharmacology Group
Division of Cell Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
Bassett Crescent East
University of Southampton
SO16 7PX, UK

Tel 	+44 (0)1703-594368
Fax 	+44 (0)1703-594319

e-mail:	djab at soton.ac.uk

On 16 Jul 1997 07:30:56 -0700 Robert Steven wrote:

> From: Robert Steven <steven at MSHRI.ON.CA>
> Date: 16 Jul 1997 07:30:56 -0700
> Subject: Worm neuropeptides.
> To: "bionet.celegans mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at dl.ac.uk>
> Is anyone aware of any neuropeptides in C. elegans besides the 
> (C. Li) and  cholecystokinin (S.McIntire WBG)? I noticed that the
> sequencing project has identified possible CCK and neuropeptide Y
> receptors. Is there any other information out there?
> Thanks in advance.
> -Rob Steven
> Culotti Lab

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