Functional analysis of synthetic insectatachykinin analogs on recombinant neurokinin receptor expressing cell lines476

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Public Access


Peer reviewed scientific article



The activity of a series of synthetic tachykinin-like peptide analogs was studied by means of microscopic calcium imaging on recombinant neurokinin receptor expressing cell lines. A C-terminal pentapeptide (FTGMRa) is sufficient for activation of the stomoxytachykinin receptor (STKR) expressed in Schneider 2 cells. Replacement of amino acid residues at the position of the conserved phenylalanine (F) or arginine (R) residues by alanine (A) results in inactive peptides (when tested at 1microM), whereas A-replacements at other positions do not abolish the biological activity of the resulting i…

Associated health topics:

QR code

QR code for this page URL