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Isolation and Structure of Three Neuropeptides from the Corpora Cardiaca of the American Cockroach

  • Jan A. Veenstra
Part of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience book series (ECN)

Abstract

In the last years numerous insect neuropeptides have been isolated and sequenced (Holman et al., 1988; Nachman et al., 1986a,b). Here the recent isolation of three new neuropeptides from the corpora cardiaca of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, is briefly summarized. These peptides are corazonin, a novel cardioacceleratory peptide, and two peptides related to the leucosulfakinins (Veenstra, 1989a,b).

Keywords

Heart Beat Phenyl Isothiocyanate Barium Hydroxide American Cockroach Recent Isolation 
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© The Humana Press Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan A. Veenstra
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological Organic ChemistryCentro de Investigación y DesarrolloBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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