The Structure of the Commands for a Neuropeptide-Mediated Behavior, Egg-Laying, in an Opisthobranch Mollusc

  • F. Strumwasser
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


This paper is concerned with the structure of the commands and the neural program for the innate reproductive act of egg-laying in the opisthobranch mollusc Aplysia. Our lab has purified three peptides that initiate egg-laying and the primary structure of these peptides has been determined [1, 2]. Recently, the genes for these three peptides have been cloned by Scheller et al. [3]. The nucleotide sequences confirm the primary structure data obtained on the three peptides and show that there are relationships among the three genes.


Electron Dense Granule Abdominal Ganglion cAMP Analog Single Channel Activity Hermaphroditic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Strumwasser
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of MedicineBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA

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