Studies of hormone evolution. Can non-hormone oligopeptides induce a functional imprinting?

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Certain non-hormone oligopeptides have a greater imprinting effect on Tetrahymena than others. The imprinting potential is unrelated to the length of the peptide chain, but seems greatly dependent on the amino acid sequence. The direct growth-stimulant action developed by the peptides at the first interaction is unrelated to their imprinting effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1987



  • evolution
  • hormones
  • imprinting
  • peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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