This volume provides a particularly timely survey of invertebrate peptide hormones.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface; 1. What is special about peptides as neuronal messengers? J. Joosse; Part I. Immunocytochemistry and Ultrastructure: 2. The new neurobiology - ultrastructural aspects of peptide release as revealed by studies of invertebrate nervous systems D. W. Golding and D. V. Pow; 3. Immunocytochemistry of hormonal peptides in molluscs: optical and electron microscopy and the use of monoclonal antibodies H. H. Boer and J. van Minnen; 4. Immunocytology of insect peptides and amines C. Rémy and J. Vieillemaringe; 5. Immunocytochemistry and ultrastructure of crustacean endocrine cells G. Martin; Part II. Arthropod Neurohormones: 6. Characterisation of insect neuropeptides W. Mordue and K. J. Siegert; 7. The isolation and characterisation of vertebrate-type peptides in insects H. Duve and A. Thorpe; 8. Humoral functions of insect neuropeptides C. H. Wheeler, G. Gäde and G. J. Goldsworthy; 9. Functions of aminergic and peptidergic skeletal motoneurones in insects M. O'Shea, S. Hekimi, J. Witten and M. K. Worden; 10. Physiology and biochemistry of crustacean neurohormonal peptides S. G. Webster and R. Keller; Part III. Neurohormones in Coelenterates, Annelids and Protochordates: 11. Structure, location and possible actions of Arg-Phe-amide peptides in coelenterates C. J. P. Grimmelikhuijzen, D. Graff and A. N. Spencer; 12. Neuropeptides and monoamines in annelids M. Porchet and N. Dhainaut-Courtois; 13. Functional aspects of peptide neurohormones in protochordates M. C. Thorndike and D. Georges; Part IV: Neurohormones in Molluscs: 14. Bioactive peptides in molluscs W. P. M. Geraerts, E. Vreugdenhil and R. H. M. Ebberink; 15. Actions and roles of the FMRFamide peptides in Helix G. A. Cottrell, N. W. Davies, J. Turner and A. Oates; 16. Evolution of peptide hormones: an Aplysia CRF-like peptide R. Taussig, J. R. Nambu and R. H. Scheller; Index.
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