Molecular cloning of precursors for TEP-1 and TEP-2: The GGNG peptide-related peptides of a prosobranch gastropod, Thais clavigera

Fumihiro Morishita, Yasuo Furukawa, Yu Kodani, Hiroyuki Minakata, Toshihiro Horiguchi, Osamu Matsushima

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TEP (Thais excitatory peptide)-1 and TEP-2 are molluscan counterparts of annelidan GGNG-peptides, identified in a neogastropod, Thais clavigera (Morishita et al., 2006). We have cloned two cDNAs encoding TEP-1 and TEP-2 precursor protein, respectively, by the standard molecular cloning techniques. Predicted TEP-1 precursor protein consists of 161 amino acids, while predicted TEP-2 precursor protein has 118 amino acids. Only a single copy of TEP was found on the respective precursor. The semi-quantitative RT-PCR showed that expression of TEP-1 was high in sub-esophageal, pleural, pedal and visceral ganglia, while it was low in supra-esophageal ganglion. By contrast, expression level of TEP-2 was high in pedal and visceral ganglia. In situ hybridization visualized different subsets of TEP-1 and TEP-2 expressing neurons in Thais ganglia. For example, supra-esophageal ganglion contained many TEP-2 expressing neuron, but not TEP-1 expressing ones. These results suggest that expression of TEP-1 and TEP-2 is differently regulated in the Thais ganglia.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)72-82
ページ数11
ジャーナルPeptides
68
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 01-06-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生化学
  • 生理学
  • 内分泌学
  • 細胞および分子神経科学

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