A Database for Insect Neuropeptide Research

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Insect Neuropeptides - Allatostatin CCC


This peptide family was discovered recently following a BLAST search of various arthropod genomes (Veenstra, 2016). In insects, allatostatin-CCC (AST-CCC) was only found in Locusta migratoria and Athalia rosae genomes. Most insect genomes only contain genes for AST-C and AST-CC but have lost the gene encoding AST-CCC. Just like the other two peptides, AST-CCC contains two cysteine residues that form a disulfidge bridge. However, this peptide also has a C-terminal amide, which is not found in other related peptides.


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  • Veenstra, J.A., 2016. Allatostatins C, double C and triple C, the result of a local gene triplication in an ancestral arthropod. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 230, 153–157. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.04.013