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Neuropeptidergic Systems in Pluteus Larvae of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus: Neurochemical Complexity in a "Simple" Nervous System.

Wood NJ, Mattiello T, Rowe ML, Ward L, Perillo M, Arnone MI, Elphick MR, Oliveri P.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Oct 25;9:628. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00628. eCollection 2018.


Correction: Evolution of neuropeptide signalling systems (doi:10.1242/jeb.151092).

Elphick MR, Mirabeau O, Larhammar D.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Oct 10;221(Pt 19). pii: jeb193342. doi: 10.1242/jeb.193342. No abstract available.


Characterization of NGFFYamide Signaling in Starfish Reveals Roles in Regulation of Feeding Behavior and Locomotory Systems.

Tinoco AB, Semmens DC, Patching EC, Gunner EF, Egertová M, Elphick MR.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Sep 19;9:507. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00507. eCollection 2018.


Biochemical, Anatomical, and Pharmacological Characterization of Calcitonin-Type Neuropeptides in Starfish: Discovery of an Ancient Role as Muscle Relaxants.

Cai W, Kim CH, Go HJ, Egertová M, Zampronio CG, Jones AM, Park NG, Elphick MR.

Front Neurosci. 2018 Jun 8;12:382. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00382. eCollection 2018.


Discovery and functional characterisation of a luqin-type neuropeptide signalling system in a deuterostome.

Yañez-Guerra LA, Delroisse J, Barreiro-Iglesias A, Slade SE, Scrivens JH, Elphick MR.

Sci Rep. 2018 May 8;8(1):7220. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25606-2.


Identification of a novel antimicrobial peptide from the sea star Patiria pectinifera.

Kim CH, Go HJ, Oh HY, Park JB, Lee TK, Seo JK, Elphick MR, Park NG.

Dev Comp Immunol. 2018 Sep;86:203-213. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2018.05.002. Epub 2018 May 4.


Identification of evolutionarily conserved residues required for the bioactivity of a pedal peptide/orcokinin-type neuropeptide.

Kim CH, Go HJ, Oh HY, Elphick MR, Park NG.

Peptides. 2018 May;103:10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2018.03.007. Epub 2018 Mar 10.


Developmental transcriptomics of the brittle star Amphiura filiformis reveals gene regulatory network rewiring in echinoderm larval skeleton evolution.

Dylus DV, Czarkwiani A, Blowes LM, Elphick MR, Oliveri P.

Genome Biol. 2018 Feb 28;19(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1402-8.


Evolution of neuropeptide signalling systems.

Elphick MR, Mirabeau O, Larhammar D.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Feb 9;221(Pt 3). pii: jeb151092. doi: 10.1242/jeb.151092. Review. Erratum in: J Exp Biol. 2018 Oct 10;221(Pt 19):.


Large-scale transcriptome changes in the process of long-term visual memory formation in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris.

Li L, Su S, Perry CJ, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Søvik E.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 11;8(1):534. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18836-3.


Functional characterization of a second pedal peptide/orcokinin-type neuropeptide signaling system in the starfish Asterias rubens.

Lin M, Egertová M, Zampronio CG, Jones AM, Elphick MR.

J Comp Neurol. 2018 Apr 1;526(5):858-876. doi: 10.1002/cne.24371. Epub 2017 Dec 18.


Transcriptomic discovery and comparative analysis of neuropeptide precursors in sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea).

Suwansa-Ard S, Chaiyamoon A, Talarovicova A, Tinikul R, Tinikul Y, Poomtong T, Elphick MR, Cummins SF, Sobhon P.

Peptides. 2018 Jan;99:231-240. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2017.10.008. Epub 2017 Oct 18.


Functional Characterization of Paralogous Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone-Type and Corazonin-Type Neuropeptides in an Echinoderm.

Tian S, Egertová M, Elphick MR.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2017 Sep 29;8:259. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2017.00259. eCollection 2017.


A possible structural correlate of learning performance on a colour discrimination task in the brain of the bumblebee.

Li L, MaBouDi H, Egertová M, Elphick MR, Chittka L, Perry CJ.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Oct 11;284(1864). pii: 20171323. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1323.


Transcriptomics reveals tissue/organ-specific differences in gene expression in the starfish Patiria pectinifera.

Kim CH, Go HJ, Oh HY, Jo YH, Elphick MR, Park NG.

Mar Genomics. 2018 Feb;37:92-96. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Sep 9.


Pedal peptide/orcokinin-type neuropeptide signaling in a deuterostome: The anatomy and pharmacology of starfish myorelaxant peptide in Asterias rubens.

Lin M, Egertová M, Zampronio CG, Jones AM, Elphick MR.

J Comp Neurol. 2017 Dec 15;525(18):3890-3917. doi: 10.1002/cne.24309. Epub 2017 Sep 6.


Discovery of novel representatives of bilaterian neuropeptide families and reconstruction of neuropeptide precursor evolution in ophiuroid echinoderms.

Zandawala M, Moghul I, Yañez Guerra LA, Delroisse J, Abylkassimova N, Hugall AF, O'Hara TD, Elphick MR.

Open Biol. 2017 Sep;7(9). pii: 170129. doi: 10.1098/rsob.170129.


Body wall structure in the starfish Asterias rubens.

Blowes LM, Egertová M, Liu Y, Davis GR, Terrill NJ, Gupta HS, Elphick MR.

J Anat. 2017 Sep;231(3):325-341. doi: 10.1111/joa.12646. Epub 2017 Jul 16.


The evolution and nomenclature of GnRH-type and corazonin-type neuropeptide signaling systems.

Zandawala M, Tian S, Elphick MR.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2018 Aug 1;264:64-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.06.007. Epub 2017 Jun 13. Review.


The neuropeptidome of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci.

Smith MK, Wang T, Suwansa-Ard S, Motti CA, Elizur A, Zhao M, Rowe ML, Hall MR, Elphick MR, Cummins SF.

J Proteomics. 2017 Aug 8;165:61-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2017.05.026. Epub 2017 May 31.


The evolution of neuropeptide signalling: insights from echinoderms.

Semmens DC, Elphick MR.

Brief Funct Genomics. 2017 Sep 1;16(5):288-298. doi: 10.1093/bfgp/elx005. Review.


Localization of Neuropeptide Gene Expression in Larvae of an Echinoderm, the Starfish Asterias rubens.

Mayorova TD, Tian S, Cai W, Semmens DC, Odekunle EA, Zandawala M, Badi Y, Rowe ML, Egertová M, Elphick MR.

Front Neurosci. 2016 Dec 1;10:553. eCollection 2016.


Cellular localization of relaxin-like gonad-stimulating peptide expression in Asterias rubens: New insights into neurohormonal control of spawning in starfish.

Lin M, Mita M, Egertová M, Zampronio CG, Jones AM, Elphick MR.

J Comp Neurol. 2017 May 1;525(7):1599-1617. doi: 10.1002/cne.24141. Epub 2016 Nov 21.


Interfibrillar stiffening of echinoderm mutable collagenous tissue demonstrated at the nanoscale.

Mo J, Prévost SF, Blowes LM, Egertová M, Terrill NJ, Wang W, Elphick MR, Gupta HS.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 18;113(42):E6362-E6371. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


Urbilaterian origin of paralogous GnRH and corazonin neuropeptide signalling pathways.

Tian S, Zandawala M, Beets I, Baytemur E, Slade SE, Scrivens JH, Elphick MR.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 28;6:28788. doi: 10.1038/srep28788.


Transcriptomic identification of starfish neuropeptide precursors yields new insights into neuropeptide evolution.

Semmens DC, Mirabeau O, Moghul I, Pancholi MR, Wurm Y, Elphick MR.

Open Biol. 2016 Feb;6(2):150224. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150224.


Identification of a novel starfish neuropeptide that acts as a muscle relaxant.

Kim CH, Kim EJ, Go HJ, Oh HY, Lin M, Elphick MR, Park NG.

J Neurochem. 2016 Apr;137(1):33-45. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13543. Epub 2016 Mar 3.


Identification of a neuropeptide precursor protein that gives rise to a "cocktail" of peptides that bind Cu(II) and generate metal-linked dimers.

Jones CE, Zandawala M, Semmens DC, Anderson S, Hanson GR, Janies DA, Elphick MR.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Jan;1860(1 Pt A):57-66. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.10.008. Epub 2015 Oct 22.


Opsin evolution in the Ambulacraria.

D'Aniello S, Delroisse J, Valero-Gracia A, Lowe EK, Byrne M, Cannon JT, Halanych KM, Elphick MR, Mallefet J, Kaul-Strehlow S, Lowe CJ, Flammang P, Ullrich-Lüter E, Wanninger A, Arnone MI.

Mar Genomics. 2015 Dec;24 Pt 2:177-83. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.10.001. Epub 2015 Oct 23.


Phylogeny of Echinoderm Hemoglobins.

Christensen AB, Herman JL, Elphick MR, Kober KM, Janies D, Linchangco G, Semmens DC, Bailly X, Vinogradov SN, Hoogewijs D.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 6;10(8):e0129668. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129668. eCollection 2015.


Discovery of sea urchin NGFFFamide receptor unites a bilaterian neuropeptide family.

Semmens DC, Beets I, Rowe ML, Blowes LM, Oliveri P, Elphick MR.

Open Biol. 2015 Apr;5(4):150030. doi: 10.1098/rsob.150030.


Cannabinoid receptor-interacting protein Crip1a modulates CB1 receptor signaling in mouse hippocampus.

Guggenhuber S, Alpar A, Chen R, Schmitz N, Wickert M, Mattheus T, Harasta AE, Purrio M, Kaiser N, Elphick MR, Monory K, Kilb W, Luhmann HJ, Harkany T, Lutz B, Klugmann M.

Brain Struct Funct. 2016 May;221(4):2061-74. doi: 10.1007/s00429-015-1027-6. Epub 2015 Mar 15.


Reconstructing SALMFamide Neuropeptide Precursor Evolution in the Phylum Echinodermata: Ophiuroid and Crinoid Sequence Data Provide New Insights.

Elphick MR, Semmens DC, Blowes LM, Levine J, Lowe CJ, Arnone MI, Clark MS.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2015 Feb 2;6:2. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00002. eCollection 2015.


Cannabinoid receptor-interacting protein 1a modulates CB1 receptor signaling and regulation.

Smith TH, Blume LC, Straiker A, Cox JO, David BG, McVoy JR, Sayers KW, Poklis JL, Abdullah RA, Egertová M, Chen CK, Mackie K, Elphick MR, Howlett AC, Selley DE.

Mol Pharmacol. 2015 Apr;87(4):747-65. doi: 10.1124/mol.114.096495. Epub 2015 Feb 5.


Bioactivity and structural properties of chimeric analogs of the starfish SALMFamide neuropeptides S1 and S2.

Jones CE, Otara CB, Younan ND, Viles JH, Elphick MR.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Oct;1844(10):1842-50. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 8.


The Evolution and Variety of RFamide-Type Neuropeptides: Insights from Deuterostomian Invertebrates.

Elphick MR, Mirabeau O.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2014 Jun 19;5:93. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2014.00093. eCollection 2014. Review.


SALMFamide salmagundi: the biology of a neuropeptide family in echinoderms.

Elphick MR.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Sep 1;205:23-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.02.012. Epub 2014 Feb 28. Review.


Altered expression of the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

Bedse G, Romano A, Cianci S, Lavecchia AM, Lorenzo P, Elphick MR, Laferla FM, Vendemiale G, Grillo C, Altieri F, Cassano T, Gaetani S.

J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;40(3):701-12. doi: 10.3233/JAD-131910.


Neuropeptides and polypeptide hormones in echinoderms: new insights from analysis of the transcriptome of the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus.

Rowe ML, Achhala S, Elphick MR.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Feb 1;197:43-55. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.12.002. Epub 2013 Dec 15.


Structural analysis of the starfish SALMFamide neuropeptides S1 and S2: the N-terminal region of S2 facilitates self-association.

Otara CB, Jones CE, Younan ND, Viles JH, Elphick MR.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Feb;1844(2):358-65. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2013.10.013. Epub 2013 Nov 5.


Discovery of a novel neurophysin-associated neuropeptide that triggers cardiac stomach contraction and retraction in starfish.

Semmens DC, Dane RE, Pancholi MR, Slade SE, Scrivens JH, Elphick MR.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Nov 1;216(Pt 21):4047-53. doi: 10.1242/jeb.092171. Epub 2013 Aug 2.


The evolution and diversity of SALMFamide neuropeptides.

Elphick MR, Achhala S, Martynyuk N.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59076. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059076. Epub 2013 Mar 11.


The evolution and comparative neurobiology of endocannabinoid signalling.

Elphick MR.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 Dec 5;367(1607):3201-15. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0394. Review.


The neuropeptide transcriptome of a model echinoderm, the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus.

Rowe ML, Elphick MR.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012 Dec 1;179(3):331-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2012.09.009. Epub 2012 Sep 28.


CRIP1a switches cannabinoid receptor agonist/antagonist-mediated protection from glutamate excitotoxicity.

Stauffer B, Wallis KT, Wilson SP, Egertová M, Elphick MR, Lewis DL, Hardy LR.

Neurosci Lett. 2011 Oct 10;503(3):224-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2011.08.041. Epub 2011 Aug 27.


International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. LXXIX. Cannabinoid receptors and their ligands: beyond CB₁ and CB₂.

Pertwee RG, Howlett AC, Abood ME, Alexander SP, Di Marzo V, Elphick MR, Greasley PJ, Hansen HS, Kunos G, Mackie K, Mechoulam R, Ross RA.

Pharmacol Rev. 2010 Dec;62(4):588-631. doi: 10.1124/pr.110.003004. Review.


NG peptides: a novel family of neurophysin-associated neuropeptides.

Elphick MR.

Gene. 2010 Jun 15;458(1-2):20-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2010.03.004. Epub 2010 Mar 18.


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