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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (22): 4273–4282.
Published: 15 November 2005
...Maurice R. Elphick; Michael C. Thorndyke SUMMARY The SALMFamides are a family of neuropeptides found in species belonging to the phylum Echinodermata. Members of this family have been identified in starfish (class Asteroidea) and in sea cucumbers (class Holothuroidea) but not in other echinoderms...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (5): 893–899.
Published: 1 March 2003
...Richard Melarange; Maurice R. Elphick SUMMARY Previous studies have established that the gaseous signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO) and the SALMFamide neuropeptides S1 and S2 cause cardiac stomach relaxation in the starfish Asterias rubens . Here we show that S1, S2 and the NO donor SNAP also...
J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (5): 875–885.
Published: 1 March 2001
... peptides isolated from Asterias rubens known as SALMFamide-1 (S1) and SALMFamide-2 (S2). Both S1 and S2 cause relaxation of the starfish cardiac stomach, but with S2 being approximately ten times more potent than S1. SALMFamide neuropeptides have also been isolated from sea cucumbers, in which they cause...