Is there an earlier phylogenetic precursor that is common to both the nervous and endocrine systems?

Derek Le Roith, Joseph Shiloach, Jesse Roth

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Abstract

Our recent findings that hormonal peptides and neuropeptides (insulin, somatostatin, ACTH and β-endorphin) are native to unicellular organisms suggest a common phylogenetic origin for the endocrine system and nervous system of vertebrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalPeptides
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Hormonal peptides
  • Neuropeptides

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