Biologically active peptides in invertebrates [electronic resource] : discovery and functional studies / Qing Yu, Zhidan Liang, Chuanzi OuYang, Lingjun Li.

Yu, Qing., author.
San Rafael, California (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, 2015.
Colloquium digital library of life sciences.
Colloquium series on neuropeptides ; 2166-6636 # 5.
Colloquium series on neuropeptides, 2166-6636 ; # 5
1 online resource.
Invertebrates -- Physiology.
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Invertebrates -- physiology.
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Animal behaviors and emotions are fine-tuned via signal transmission and communication between cells. The nervous system gives instructions and transmits signals to different parts of an organism to produce coordinated activities. Neurons are core components of the nervous system and they use various chemical messengers to communicate with one another. Neuropeptides (NPs), which are small chains of amino acids, represent the largest class of signaling molecules. Since NPs are directly involved in modulating many physiological processes, such as metabolism, reproduction, learning, memory, and social behaviors--there is a growing interest in studying their structures, functions, and distributions. This book aims to summarize advances in invertebrate NP studies concerning molecular diversities, distributions, and biological functions. In addition, the emerging mass spectrometric techniques have been discussed extensively as a powerful tool enabling accelerated invertebrate NP studies.
1. Overview of neuropeptides
1.1 What is a neuropeptide?
1.2 Biosynthesis, modification, secretion, function
1.3 Why study neuropeptides in invertebrate species? Evolutionary relationship of invertebrate peptides to vertebrate peptides

2. Mass-spectrometry (MS)-based techniques enabling neuropeptide discovery
2.1 Introduction to non-MS-based techniques
2.2 MS-based peptidomic techniques for invertebrate NP discoveries
2.2.1 Sample preparation
2.2.2 Structural elucidation
2.2.3 Distribution analysis by MS imaging

3. Major classes of invertebrate neuropeptides
3.1 Coelenterate peptides
3.2 Peptides in worms: flatworms, nematodes, and annelids
3.2.1 The contribution of caenorhabditis elegans
3.2.2 Nematode
3.2.3 Flatworm
3.2.4 Annelid
3.3 Molluscan peptides
3.4 Crustacean neuropeptides
3.5 Insect peptides

4. Concluding remarks
Author biographies.
Part of: Colloquium digital library of life sciences.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 26, 2015).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-170).
Liang, Zhidan., author.
OuYang, Chuanzi., author.
Li, Lingjun, author.
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10.4199/C00120ED1V01Y201409NPE005 doi
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