Conserved Site

Pyrokinin, conserved site (IPR001484)

Short name: Pyrokinin_CS


Pyrokinins are insect neuropeptides that mediate visceral muscle contractile activity (myotropic activity) [PMID: 2034692]. They share an amide-blocked C-terminal pentapeptide sequence that is sufficient to elicit a significant myotropic activity. Pheromonotropin which controls sex pheromone production also belongs to this group [PMID: 1734867].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007218 neuropeptide signaling pathway

Molecular Function

GO:0005184 neuropeptide hormone activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns