Effect of exposure to volatile organic compounds on plasma levels of neuropeptides
, nerve growth factor, and histamine in patients with self-reported multiple chemical sensitivity.
The importance of another appetite-related neuropeptide
NPY in hypothalamic regulatory activities has been already identified.
Effects of microinjections of the neuropeptide
substance P in the dorsal periaqueductal gray on the behaviour of rats in the plus-maze test.
Role of CRF and other neuropeptides
in stress-induced reinstatement of drug seeking.
The researchers observed that those neuropeptides
that bring increased appetite with decreased energy expenditure were increased in the hypothalamus, while the neuropeptides
that reduce appetite and increase energy expenditure were decreased.
These genes encode neuropeptides
that are known to regulate growth, feeding behavior, hormonal processes, neurotransmission, and reproduction (Geraerts et al.
These findings identify Ucn II and human URP as a new members of the CRF family of neuropeptides
, which are expressed centrally and bind to CRF-R2.
This covers cellular and humoral immunity, and the function of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, complement and neuropeptides
have been detected in the prostate of several species (mice, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, rat and man); these substances might be also related to the growth, maintenance and function of the prostate.
Even when a patient's itch does not have a primary inflammatory etiology, inflammation can develop in response to itch through neuropeptides
released from the lower airways may also induce symptoms in the other end of the airway system and vice versa.
Insel's research at NIMH into the complex social behaviors of animals demonstrated the importance of the neuropeptides
oxytocin and vasopressin in maternal behavior, pair bond formation, and aggression.