Unravelling the Evolution of the Allatostatin-Type A, KISS and Galanin Peptide-Receptor Gene Families in Bilaterians: Insights from Anopheles Mosquitoes
- Autores: Cardoso JCR, Felix RC, Fonseca VG, Martins RS, Pires IRP, Power DM, Trindade M
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: PLoS One
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26135459
Allatostatin type A receptors (AST-ARs) are a group of G-protein coupled receptors activated by members of the FGL-amide (AST-A) peptide family that inhibit food intake and development in arthropods. Despite their physiological importance the evolution of the AST-A system is poorly described and relatively few receptors have been isolated and functionally characterised in insects.