neuropeptide


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neuropeptide

[‚nu̇r·ō′pep‚tīd]
(neuroscience)
A polypeptide released by axons at the synapse; it may act as a neurotransmitter and have a direct effect on synapse function or as a neuromodulator, having a long-term effect on postsynaptic neurons.
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Plasma neuropeptide Y: a biomarker for symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers revealed that neurons can utilize a supremely localized internal store of calcium to initiate the secretion of neuropeptides, one class of signaling molecules through which neurons communicate with each other and with other cells.
The importance of another appetite-related neuropeptide NPY in hypothalamic regulatory activities has been already identified.
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Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36-amino acid peptide, also is involved in regulating the body's stress response but with a neural and behavioral profile that in almost every aspect is opposite to that of CRF.
The results provide the most direct and detailed views describing this interaction which may change the way scientists develop drugs targeting similar neuropeptide receptors.
When administered intranasally, the neuropeptide appears to benefit emotion recognition, and positive and negative core symptoms.
Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF), a neuropeptide, is known to be related to these physiological functions and neurological disorders.
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Here we discuss how chronic stress, when combined with an HFS diet, leads to abdominal obesity by releasing a sympathetic neurotransmitter, neuropeptide Y (NPY), directly into the adipose tissue.
A team at the University of Bristol carried out tests on mice and then on human brain tissue and found that the neuropeptide "galanin" was resistant to the MS-like disease, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE).