Stratégie d'identification de nouveaux neuropeptides.

Translated title of the contribution: Strategy for identification of new neuropeptides

N. Chartrel, B. Braun, F. Collin, B. Pierreuse, Y. Coulouarn, H. Tostivint, L. Jeandel, M. Trabucchi, D. Vieau, I. Lihrmann, M. C. Tonon, Y. Anouar, J. M. Conlon, H. Vaudry

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Neuropeptides play a crucial role in cell communication as neurotransmitters, neuromodulators or neurohormones, and are involved in a number of biological activities including neuroendocrine regulations, control of neurovegetative functions, trophic effects and modulation of the immune response. The number of neuropeptides that have been fully characterized so far is rather limited, as compared to the number of precursor proteins that are actually expressed in nerve cells. Owing to the development of powerful analytical and structural identification methods, and the rapid advance in molecular biology techniques, a number of novel neuropeptides have been characterized during the last decade, in both vertebrates and invertebrates. The aim of the present review is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the different approaches which are currently used to identify novel neuropeptides.

Translated title of the contributionStrategy for identification of new neuropeptides
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)619-638
Number of pages20
JournalComptes rendus des séances de la Société de biologie et de ses filiales
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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