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A Novel Method To Study Diversity and Functions of Peptides in Neuronal Networks: Peptides of the Network Underlying Male Copulation Behaviour in the Mollusc Lymnaea Stagnvalis

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For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

Direct matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry of neurons and nerves was used to study the diversity, localization and transport of neuropeptides that are produced in the neuronal network that underlies male copulation behaviour in the mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis. These studies reveal a large peptide diversity and distinct peptide profiles in different parts of the network, suggesting a complex regulation of copulation behaviour. Two peptides, e.g., conopressin and APGWamide, which are co-localized in neurons of the network, are involved in the control of vas deferens activities. Conopressin, which is structurally related to vasopressin, induces muscular contractions of the vas deferens, whereas APGWamide inhibits the conopressin-induced contractions. Together, these peptides may be involved in the modulation of peristaltic movements of the vas deferens.

Affiliations: 1: Graduate School Neurosciences Amsterdam, Institute of Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Biology, De Boelelaan 1087, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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