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Neuropeptides and their Receptors: Evolution

  1. Charles HV Hoyle

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006150.pub2



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Hoyle, C. H. 2008. Neuropeptides and their Receptors: Evolution. eLS. .

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  1. Universiti Brunei Darussalamm, Institute of Medicine, Brunei Darussalam

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008


Multiple forms of neuropeptides and their receptors have evolved through the processes of genome duplication, gene duplication and point mutation. Some vertebrate peptide lineages have traceable origins in invertebrates, and linkage to homeobox genes may be useful in determining the lineage.


  • neuropeptides;
  • evolution of neuropeptides;
  • evolution of G-protein coupled receptors;
  • G-protein coupled receptors;
  • Hox genes