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Urotensin II in Invertebrates: From Structure to Function in Aplysia californica

  • Elena V. Romanova,

    Affiliation: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Kosei Sasaki,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Vera Alexeeva,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ferdinand S. Vilim,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jian Jing,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Timothy A. Richmond,

    Affiliation: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Klaudiusz R. Weiss,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jonathan V. Sweedler mail

    jsweedle@illinois.edu

    Affiliation: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: November 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048764

About the Authors

Elena V. Romanova, Timothy A. Richmond, Jonathan V. Sweedler
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Kosei Sasaki, Vera Alexeeva, Ferdinand S. Vilim, Jian Jing, Klaudiusz R. Weiss
Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jsweedle@illinois.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EVR FSV KRW JVS. Performed the experiments: EVR KS VA FSV JJ TAR. Analyzed the data: EVR KS VA FSV JJ TAR JVS. Wrote the paper: EVR JJ KRW JVS.