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Type: Journal article
Title: Peptides from the skin glands of the Australian buzzing tree frog Litoria electrica. Comparison with the skin peptides of the red tree frog Litoria rubella
Author: Wabnitz, P.
Bowie, J.
Wallace, J.
Tyler, M.
Citation: Australian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science, 1999; 52(7):639-645
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0004-9425
Abstract: Eleven peptides have been isolated from the skin glands of the ‘buzzing tree frog’ Litoria electrica. The two most abundant peptides are tryptophyllin L 3.1 [Phe Pro Trp Pro (NH2)] and electrin 1 [Phe Val Pro Ile Tyr Met (NH2)]. These peptides show neither significant antimicrobial nor smooth muscle activity. Tryptophyllin L 3.1 is thought to be a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter, and it is similar in structure to the human endomorphins [e.g. Tyr Pro Trp Phe (NH2)] which act on the γ-receptor. Both Litoria electrica and the ‘red tree frog’ Litoria rubella produce tryptophyllin peptides: it is considered that both species evolved from the same ancestor.
Rights: © CSIRO 1999
DOI: 10.1071/ch98171
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