Molecular Biology and Physiology of Aplysia Neuropeptides

  • Luc DesGroseillers
  • Richard H. Scheller
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


Elucidating the roles of neuropeptides in neuronal communication is a prominent task of modern neurobiology. The central nervous systems of various gastropod snails provide excellent model systems for studies of peptidergic neurons due to the fact that these cells are extremely large, easily identifiable and readily accessible. The central nervous system of the gastropod mollusk Aplysia californica has been widely used for investigations of the cellular and molecular elements underlying behaviors, including fixed action patterns as well as simple forms of learning (Kandel, 1976; Kandel, 1979).


Dense Core Vesicle Abdominal Ganglion Gastropod Mollusk Large Dense Core Vesicle Peptidergic Neuron 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luc DesGroseillers
    • 1
  • Richard H. Scheller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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