Hemolymph Proteins and Functional Peptides

ENF Peptides

Author(s): Manabu Kamimura

Pp: 172-182 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805401511201010172

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ENF peptides are a family of insect specific multifunctional peptides consisting of 23-25 amino acids. They are involved in the regulation of many important biological processes, such as immunity, development, homeostasis, hibernation, and therefore regarded as a group of insect cytokines. In this chapter, I briefly review the structure biological functions, and modes of action of the ENF peptides.

Keywords: ENF peptide, growth blocking peptide, paralytic peptide, plasmatocyte spreading peptide, cardioactive peptide, immunity, development, diapause, embryogenesis, Lepidoptera, hemocyte, epidermal growth factor.

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