Gastrointestinal peptides and itch sensation.
Boston, United States. In Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes, 06 Jan 2015
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the most recent advances regarding gastrointestinal peptides and their relation to chronic itch, with focus on gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), substance P, and their respective receptors.
Insect prophenoloxidase: the view beyond immunity.
Shanghai, China. In Front Physiol, Dec 2013
The insect PPO activation pathway incorporates several important proteins, including pattern-recognition receptors (PGRP, β GRP, and C-type lectins), serine proteases, and serine protease inhibitors (serpins).