Let's use an example, a case in point: the best known and plentiful one would be hemoglobin. It is a protein formed through the association of alpha- and beta-globin peptides into dimers or tetramers. The shape is largely a result of the sequence (peptide folding is reproducible, especially with the help of chaperones which may aid the correct folding ...
Cholinesterase inhibitors and plant-pathogenic nematodes
While it is true that cholinesterase inhibition does not affect gas exchange in nematodes, it does produce other effects by paralysing motor activity:
Inhibition of larval hatching
Reduced movement to new roots
Impairment of root invasion and feeding
Impairment of copulation
Acetylcholine also has ...
In nematodes, Acetylcholine is the main excitatory neurotransmitter at neuromuscular junctions. Large amount of nervous system cells in Caenorhabditis elegans secrete acetylcholine for Cholinergic neuromuscular transmission.
Cholinergic transmission is involved in various physiological processes in many C. elegans, such as locomotion, egg laying, feeding, ...