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About this book
About this book
This volume provides a particularly timely survey of invertebrate peptide hormones. Interest has been growing 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 in our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of native invertebrate peptides. The volume aims to provide a synthesis between these two aspects of investigative activity. As such, it should have a broad appeal to scientists from a number of disciplines.
Paperback re-issue, originally published in 1988.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. What is special about peptides as neuronal messengers? J. Joosse; Part I. Immunocytochemistry and Ultrastructure: 2. The new neurobiology - ultrastructural aspects of peptide release as revealed by studies of invertebrate nervous systems D. W. Golding and D. V. Pow; 3. Immunocytochemistry of hormonal peptides in molluscs: optical and electron microscopy and the use of monoclonal antibodies H. H. Boer and J. van Minnen; 4. Immunocytology of insect peptides and amines C. Remy and J. Vieillemaringe; 5. Immunocytochemistry and ultrastructure of crustacean endocrine cells G. Martin; Part II. Arthropod Neurohormones: 6. Characterisation of insect neuropeptides W. Mordue and K. J. Siegert; 7. The isolation and characterisation of vertebrate-type peptides in insects H. Duve and A. Thorpe; 8. Humoral functions of insect neuropeptides C. H. Wheeler, G. Gade and G. J. Goldsworthy; 9. Functions of aminergic and peptidergic skeletal motoneurones in insects M. O'Shea, S. Hekimi, J. Witten and M. K. Worden; 10. Physiology and biochemistry of crustacean neurohormonal peptides S. G. Webster and R. Keller; Part III. Neurohormones in Coelenterates, Annelids and Protochordates: 11. Structure, location and possible actions of Arg-Phe-amide peptides in coelenterates C. J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen, D. Graff and A. N. Spencer; 12. Neuropeptides and monoamines in annelids M. Porchet and N. Dhainaut-Courtois; 13. Functional aspects of peptide neurohormones in protochordates M. C. Thorndike and D. Georges; Part IV: Neurohormones in Molluscs: 14. Bioactive peptides in molluscs W. P. M. Geraerts, E. Vreugdenhil and R. H. M. Ebberink; 15. Actions and roles of the FMRFamide peptides in Helix G. A. Cottrell, N. W. Davies, J. Turner and A. Oates; 16. Evolution of peptide hormones: an Aplysia CRF-like peptide R. Taussig, J. R. Nambu and R. H. Scheller; Index.