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Neurohormones in Invertebrates : Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series - M. C. Thorndyke

Neurohormones in Invertebrates

Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series

By: M. C. Thorndyke (Editor), G. J. Goldsworthy (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 28th October 1988
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This volume provides a particularly timely survey of invertebrate peptide hormones. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in invertebrate peptide hormones. This interest has focused upon two important and related aspects, both of which are fully covered in this volume. First, many of these peptides are neurohormones with chemical characteristics resembling, sometimes closely, established vertebrate neurohormonal peptides. In this way these findings have had considerable impact on our standing of the origin and evolution of peptide regulators. Second, with the availability of techniques such as HPLC and cDNA probes which have allowed detailed study of vertebrate peptides, significant advances have been made recently in our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of native invertebrate peptides. The volume aims to provide a synthesis between these two aspects of current investigative activity. As such, it should have a broad appeal to scientists from a number of disciplines.

List of contributors
Preface
What is special about peptides as neuronal messengers?
Immunocytochemistry and Ultrastructure
The new neurobiology - ultrastructural aspects of peptide release as revealed by studies of invertebrate nervous systems
Immunocytochemistry of hormonal peptides in molluscs: optical and electron microscopy and the use of monoclonal antibodies
Immunocytology of insect peptides and amines C. R+┬╝my
Immunocytochemistry and ultrastructure of crustacean endocrine cells
Arthropod Neurohormones
Characterisation of insect neuropeptides
The isolation and characterisation of vertebrate-type peptides in insects
Humoral functions of insect neuropeptides
Functions of aminergic and peptidergic skeletal motoneurones in insects
Physiology and biochemistry of crustacean neurohormonal peptides
Neurohormones in Coelenterates, Annelids and Protochordates
Structure, location and possible actions of Arg-Phe-amide peptides in coelenterates
Neuropeptides and monoamines in annelids
Functional aspects of peptide neurohormones in protochordates
Neurohormones in Molluscs
Bioactive peptides in molluscs
Actions and roles of the FMRFamide peptides in
Evolution of peptide hormones: an Aplysia CRF-like peptide
Index
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ISBN: 9780521328432
ISBN-10: 0521328438
Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 28th October 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64