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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cloning and Sequencing of a Cdna from Stomoxys Calcitrans Which Encodes a Protein with Homology Receptors for Tachykinin Peptides

Authors
item Guerrero, Felix
item Clottens, Frank - CATHOLIC UNIV., BELGIUM N
item Holman, G. Mark - USDA_ARS,COLLEGE STA.,TX
item Vanden Broeck, Josef - CATHOLIC UNV., BELGIUM
item DE Loof, Arnold - CATHOLIC UNIV., BELGIUM

Submitted to: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 6, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Tachykinins are peptides which act as neurohormones in mammals. In conjunction with their respective receptors, these peptide neurohormones have been implicated in a number of mammalian motor and sensory functions, particularly related to central and peripheral neuron activity and the contraction of smooth muscle. A 4118 bp clone was purified and sequenced from a Stomoxygs calcitrans cDNA library and found to encode a protein wit significant amino acid identity to the DTKR tachykinin-like peptide receptor from Drosophila melanogaster and various tachykinin-like peptide receptors from mammals. Similarity between the Stomoxys clone's open reading frame, designated STKR, and tachykinin receptors is highest in putative membrane spanning regions.

Technical Abstract: A 4118 bp clone was purified and sequenced from a Stomoxys calcitrans cDNA library and found to have an open reading frame which encoded a protein with significant amino acid identity to the DTKR tachykinin-like peptide receptor from Drosophila melanogaster. Similarity between the Stomoxys clone's open reading frame, designated STKR, and reported tachykinin receptors is highest in putative membrane spanning regions.

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