Insect neuropeptides and their receptors new leads for medical and agricultural applications

Trends Endocrinol Metab. 1997 Oct;8(8):321-6. doi: 10.1016/s1043-2760(97)00113-6.


Diversification of messenger and receptor molecules is the result of evolution; however, the principles of intercellular signaling mechanisms are very similar in all metazoans. Recent discoveries of insect peptides provide new leads for applications in medicine and agriculture. (Trends Endocrinol Metab 1997;8:321-326). (c) 1997, Elsevier Science Inc.