Isolation and Characterization of Neuropeptides

  • M. H. Schaffer
Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)


The recognition of neuropeptides as a major class of neurotransmitters has led to a set of revolutionary discoveries about chemical neurotransmission. Widely held ideas about the total number of neurotransmitters, the number of transmitters used by a single neuron, the anatomical structures over which transmitters act, and the array of postsynaptic events they produce have changed in the last 5 to 10 years, and in large measure studies of neuropeptides are responsible for those changes. Thus, it seems clear that neuropeptides are a class of neurotransmitters well worth studying, not only because of their inherent significance to the physiology of the nervous system, but also because modern tools available for the study of neuropeptides make them excellent models for the study of neurotransmission in general.


Amino Acid Analysis Fast Atom Bombardment Edman Degradation Dansyl Chloride Picomole Range 
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adipokinetic hormone


corpora cardiac


complementary DNA




egg-laying hormone


fast atom bombardment


gel permeation chromatography


high performance liquid chromatography


mass spectrometry




phenylthiohydantoin-amino acid











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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Schaffer
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  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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