Predicted amino acid sequences of putative neuropeptide precursors. The transcriptome was scanned for contigs whose predicted translation products contained multiple copies of the tripeptide GLW, as found in many neuropeptides (see text). Bold face and underlined, GLW motifs plus the immediately following G, CG, or C residues; bold face without underlining, the immediately preceding CPP sequences present in many of these putative peptide precursors; underlining, XA and/or XP dipeptides immediately C-terminal to the potential cut sites (where present); red, basic residues that might direct endoprotease action.
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