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- Terhzaz, Selim; Overend, Gayle; Sebastian, Sujith; Dow, Julian A.T.; Davies, Shireen-A.
- Peptides 2014 v.53 pp. 218-224
- G-protein coupled receptors, etc ; Drosophila melanogaster; Lepidoptera; Malpighian tubules; calcium; cyclic GMP; drought tolerance; genes; guanosine monophosphate; homeostasis; humans; imagos; insects; interleukin-8; kidneys; neuropeptides; nitric oxide; polymerase chain reaction; signal transduction; stress tolerance; transcription factor NF-kappa B; tumor necrosis factors; Show all 22 Subjects
- ... The capa peptide family exists in a very wide range of insects including species of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance. Capa peptides act via a cognate G-protein coupled receptor (capaR) and have a diuretic action on the Malpighian tubules of Dipteran and Lepidopteran species. Capa signaling is critical for fluid homeostasis and has been associated with desiccation tolerance in the fl ...