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Using immunocytochemical methods for example, proctolin has been identified as one of the transmitters contained in some of the hundred o r so fibers contained in the stomatogastric nerve. These fibers produce a dense network of finely branched nerve terminations in the neuropile of the stomatogastric ganglion (Hooper and Marder, 1984). None of the neurons intrinsic to the ganglion appears to be proctolin-positive. Bath application of proctolin modifies both the pyloric and gastric mill motor systems (Hooper and Marder, 1985; Heinzel and Selverston, 1985).
Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 19 by P. D. Evans, V. B. Wigglesworth