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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Invertebrate Neuropeptides III

Author
item Nachman, Ronald

Submitted to: Peptides
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 6, 2002
Publication Date: November 1, 2002
Citation: Nachman, R.J. 2002. Invertebrate neuropeptides III. Peptides. 23(11):1873.

Interpretive Summary: This publication represents the third in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides (short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins), edited by R.J. Nachman. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of neovel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, several papers address the design and evaluation of neuropeptide-like substances with enhanced ability to over-stimulate and disrupt neuropeptide-regulated functions, and their significance to the development of novel strategies for management of arthropod pests.

Technical Abstract: This publication represents the third in a series of special issues of the Peptides journal dedicated to invertebrate neuropeptides, edited by R.J. Nachman. The issue addresses a number of aspects of invertebrate neuropeptide research including identification of novel invertebrate neuropeptide sequences via state-of-the-art analytical techniques, further characterization of new biological roles for existing neuropeptides, elucidation of the mechanisms and biochemical pathways through which neuropeptides operate, and aspects of neuropeptide metabolism. In addition, several papers address the design and evaluation of metabolically-resistant mimetic analogs with enhanced ability to over-stimulate and disrupt neuropeptide-regulated functions, and their significance to the development of novel, neuropeptide-based strategies for management of arthropod pests.

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