Vol. 24 (1-2) 2003 Neuro endocrinology letters

Direct analysis of neuropeptides by in situ MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in the rat brain.

: The measure of neuropeptides is an important tool in biology to better define endocrine and neuroendocrine function. Traditionally most methods have relied on the development of specific antibodies. Newer molecular methodologies have used measures of gene expression of neuropeptide precursors, such as Northern blot, PCR or in situ hyb.....