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D Veelaert, M Veroeveren, P Verhaert, A De Loof and L Schoofs (1999)

Isolation and partial sequencing of a novel myotropin from the brain of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria forsk

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 129(1):105-112.

A neuropeptide that stimulates the motility of the cockroach hindgut has been isolated from an extract of 7000 brain - corpus cardiacum - corpora allata - suboesophageal ganglion complexes of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. During HPLC purification, the myotropic activity of column fractions was monitored on the isolated hindgut of Leucophaea maderae. Due to the low amount of material, this myotropic peptide - designated as schistomyostimulin or Scg-MST - could only be partially sequenced: DSRW?GPK(?). Scg-MST shows no relevant sequence similarities with other peptides from vertebrate or invertebrate sources. It is the fifteenth myotropic peptide chromatographically isolated from S. gregaria.

insect; peptide; myotropin; grasshopper
5th Benelux Congress of Zoology, GHENT, BELGIUM, NOV 06-07, 1998
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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