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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155851/pac1-and-vpac2-receptors-in-light-regulated-behavior-and-physiology-studies-in-single-and-double-mutant-mice
#1
Jens Hannibal, Birgitte Georg, Jan Fahrenkrug
The two sister peptides, pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and their receptors, the PAC1 -and the VPAC2 receptors, are involved in regulation of the circadian timing system. PACAP as a neurotransmitter in the retinohypothalamic tract (RHT) and VIP as a neurotransmitter, involved in synchronization of SCN neurons. Behavior and physiology in VPAC2 deficient mice are strongly regulated by light most likely as a result of masking. Consequently, we used VPAC2 and PAC1/VPAC2 double mutant mice in comparison with PAC1 receptor deficient mice to further elucidate the role of PACAP in the light mediated regulation of behavior and physiology of the circadian system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141923/src-family-kinase-inhibitors-blunt-the-pacap-induced-pac1-receptor-endocytosis-phosphorylation-of-erk-and-increase-in-cardiac-neuron-excitability
#2
John D Tompkins, Todd A Clason, Thomas R Buttolph, Beatrice M Girard, Anne K Linden, Jean C Hardwick, Laura A Merriam, Victor May, Rodney L Parsons
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP, Adcyap1) activation of PAC1 receptors (Adcyap1r1) significantly increases excitability of guinea pig cardiac neurons. This modulation of excitability is mediated in part by plasma membrane G protein-dependent activation of adenylyl cyclase and downstream signaling cascades. However, additional mechanisms responsible for the enhanced excitability are activated following internalization of the PAC1 receptor and endosomal signaling. Src family kinases play critical roles mediating endocytosis of many trophic factor and G-protein coupled receptors...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131060/aging-induced-modulation-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-peptide-and-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-induced-vasomotor-responses-in-the-arteries-of-mice
#3
Ivan Ivic, Margit Solymar, Balazs D Fulop, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Gabor Toth, Andrea Tamas, Tamas Juhasz, Akos Koller, Dora Reglodi
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP; 1-38 and 1-27) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) are related neuropeptides of the secretin/glucagon family. Overlapping signaling through G-protein-coupled receptors mediates their vasomotor activity. We previously showed that PACAP deficiency (PACAP-KO) shifts the mechanisms of vascular response and maintains arterial relaxation through the VIP backup mechanism and (mainly) its VPAC1R, but their age-dependent modulation is still unknown. We hypothesized that backup mechanisms exist, which maintain the vasomotor activity of these peptides also in older age...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126993/trophic-effect-of-pacap-on-human-corneal-endothelium
#4
Grazia Maugeri, Antonio Longo, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Daniela Maria Rasà, Michele Reibaldi, Andrea Russo, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Teresio Avitabile, Velia D'Agata
Cornea's posterior surface includes endothelium maintaining stromal hydration and clarity. Due to their limited proliferative capability, the loss of endothelial cells can outcome in permanent opacity. In the last years, different studies have demonstrated the protective effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in different ocular diseases. However, its role on human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) has not been investigated, yet. Here, we have developed a culture protocol to differentiate HCECs from donor's cornea...
November 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107653/effect-of-controlled-cortical-impact-on-the-passage-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
#5
Elizabeth M Rhea, Kristin M Bullock, William A Banks
Injuries to the central nervous system can affect the blood-brain barrier (BBB), including disruption and influencing peptide transport across the BBB. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide 38 (PACAP38) is a potent neurotrophic and neuroprotective peptide currently being investigated for its therapeutic role following injury to the central nervous system and can cross the BBB in a saturable manner. The goal of the current study was to investigate for the first time PACAP38 uptake by the brain following traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
October 28, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103295/human-mast-cells-release-the-migraine-inducing-factor-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap
#6
Angela J Okragly, S Michelle Morin, David DeRosa, Andrea P Martin, Kirk W Johnson, Michael P Johnson, Robert J Benschop
Background Many patients with migraines suffer from allergies and vice versa, suggesting a relationship between biological mechanisms of allergy and migraine. It was proposed many years ago that mast cells may be involved in the pathophysiology of migraines. We set out to investigate the relationship between mast cell activation and known neurogenic peptides related to migraine. Methods Cultured human mast cells were assayed for the presence of neuropeptides and their receptors at the RNA and protein level...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101268/disturbed-spermatogenic-signaling-in-pacap-deficient-mice
#7
Dora Reglodi, Sandor Cseh, Bence Somoskoi, Balazs Fulop, Eszter Szentleleky, Vince Szegeczki, Anna Kovacs, Andrea Varga, Peter Kiss, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Andrea Tamas, Attila Bardosi, Sridharan Manavalan, Eva Bako, Roza Zakany, Tamas Juhasz
PACAP is a neuropeptide with diverse functions in various organs, including reproductive system. It is present in the testis in high concentrations, and in addition to the stage-specific expression within the seminiferous tubules, PACAP affects spermatogenesis and the functions of Leydig and Sertoli cells. Mice lacking endogenous PACAP show reduced fertility, but the possibility of abnormalities in spermatogenic signaling has not yet been investigated. Therefore, we performed a detailed morphological analysis of spermatozoa, sperm motility, and investigated signaling pathways that play a role during spermatogenesis in knockout mice...
November 3, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082824/cranial-parasympathetic-activation-induces-autonomic-symptoms-but-no-cluster-headache-attacks
#8
Song Guo, Anja Sofie Petersen, Henrik Winther Schytz, Mads Barløse, Anthony Caparso, Jan Fahrenkrug, Rigmor Højland Jensen, Messoud Ashina
Background Low frequency (LF) stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) may increase parasympathetic outflow and provoke cluster headache (CH) attacks in CH patients implanted with an SPG neurostimulator. Methods In a double-blind randomized sham-controlled crossover study, 20 CH patients received LF or sham stimulation for 30 min on two separate days. We recorded headache characteristics, cephalic autonomic symptoms (CAS), plasma levels of parasympathetic markers such as pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and mechanical detection and pain thresholds as a marker of sensory modulation...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034108/intestinal-microbiota-changes-in-mice-lacking-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-bifidobacteria-make-the-difference
#9
Markus M Heimesaat, Gernot Reifenberger, Viktoria Vicena, Anita Illes, Gabriella Horvath, Andrea Tamas, Balazs D Fulop, Stefan Bereswill, Dora Reglodi
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypetide (PACAP) constitutes a neuropeptide that is widely distributed in the host exerting essential cytoprotective properties, whereas PACAP(-/-) mice display increased susceptibility to distinct immunopathological conditions. The orchestrated interplay between the gut microbiota and the host is pivotal in immune homeostasis and resistance to disease. Potential pertubations of the intestinal microbiota in PACAP(-/-) mice, however, have not been addressed so far. For the first time, we performed a comprehensive survey of the intestinal microbiota composition in PACAP(-/-) and wildtype (WT) mice starting 2 weeks postpartum until 18 months of age applying quantitative culture-independent techniques...
September 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030297/impaired-extinction-of-cued-fear-memory-and-abnormal-dendritic-morphology-in-the-prelimbic-and-infralimbic-cortices-in-vpac2-receptor-vipr2-deficient-mice
#10
Yukio Ago, Atsuko Hayata-Takano, Takuya Kawanai, Ryosuke Yamauchi, Shuto Takeuchi, Jesse D Cushman, Abha K Rajbhandari, Michael S Fanselow, Hitoshi Hashimoto, James A Waschek
The structurally related neuropeptides vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) have been implicated in stress regulation and learning and memory. Several bodies of research have shown the impact of the PACAP specific receptor PAC1 on fear memory, but the roles of other PACAP receptors in regulating fear stress responses remain to be elucidated. Here we aimed to investigate the effects of genetic deletion of VIPR2 encoding the VPAC2 receptor, which binds both VIP and PACAP, on fear-related memory and on dendritic morphology in the brain regions of the fear circuitry...
November 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017814/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-induces-long-term-transcription-dependent-plasticity-and-remodeling-at-autonomic-synapses
#11
Eric R Starr, Joseph F Margiotta
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a multifunctional neuropeptide, widely expressed in the nervous system (Vaudry et al., 2009; Starr and Margiotta, 2016). At neuronal synapses where transmission is mediated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) transient PACAP exposure increases the frequency and amplitude (FS and AS) of spontaneous excitatory postsynaptic currents (sEPSCs) within minutes. This short-term (ST) plasticity requires high-affinity PACAP receptor (PAC1R) signaling via adenylate cyclase (AC), cyclic AMP (cAMP), Protein kinase A (PKA) and obligatory nAChR-dependent stimulation of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis to retrogradely increase presynaptic ACh release (Pugh et al...
October 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977676/pacap-receptors-in-the-trigeminovascular-system-implications-for-migraine
#12
REVIEW
Tahlia Sundrum, Christopher S Walker
The neuropeptide pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) has been implicated in a wide range of functions including vasodilation, neuroprotection, nociception and neurogenic inflammation. PACAP activates three distinct receptors, the PAC1 receptor, which responds to PACAP and the VPAC1 and VPAC2 receptors, which respond to both PACAP and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). The trigeminovascular system plays a key role in migraine and contains the trigeminal nerve, which is the major conduit of craniofacial pain...
October 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974369/characterization-and-distribution-of-ghrh-pacap-trh-sst-and-igf1-mrnas-in-the-green-iguana
#13
José Ávila-Mendoza, Ernesto Pérez-Rueda, Valeria Urban-Sosa, Martha Carranza, Carlos G Martínez-Moreno, Maricela Luna, Carlos Arámburo
The somatotropic axis (SA) regulates numerous aspects of vertebrate physiology such as development, growth, and metabolism and has influence on several tissues including neural, immune, reproductive and gastric tract. Growth hormone (GH) is a key component of SA, it is synthesized and released mainly by pituitary somatotrophs, although now it is known that virtually all tissues can express GH, which, in addition to its well-described endocrine roles, also has autocrine/paracrine/intracrine actions. In the pituitary, GH expression is regulated by several hypothalamic neuropeptides including GHRH, PACAP, TRH and SST...
January 1, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965274/pacap-signaling-in-stress-insights-from-the-chromaffin-cell
#14
REVIEW
Lee E Eiden, Andrew C Emery, Limei Zhang, Corey B Smith
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) was first identified in hypothalamus, based on its ability to elevate cyclic AMP in the anterior pituitary. PACAP has been identified as the adrenomedullary neurotransmitter in stress through a combination of ex vivo, in vivo, and in cellula experiments over the past two decades. PACAP causes catecholamine secretion, and activation of catecholamine biosynthetic enzymes, during episodes of stress in mammals. Features of PACAP signaling allowing stress transduction at the splanchnicoadrenomedullary synapse have yielded insights into the contrasting roles of acetylcholine's and PACAP's actions as first messengers at the chromaffin cell, via differential release at low and high rates of splanchnic nerve firing, and differential signaling pathway engagement leading to catecholamine secretion and chromaffin cell gene transcription...
September 30, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964802/modulation-of-il-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-expression-in-rat-diabetic-retinopathy-after-pacap-administration
#15
Agata Grazia D'Amico, Grazia Maugeri, Daniela Maria Rasà, Claudio Bucolo, Salvatore Saccone, Concetta Federico, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Velia D'Agata
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a microvascular complication of diabetes. Hyperglycemic/hypoxic microenvironment concurs to aberrant angiogenesis characterizing the pathology and activates many downstream target genes including inflammatory cytokines and vasoactive peptides, such as interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). It has been largely demonstrated that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) plays a protective effect in DR. In the present study, we investigated the role of PACAP to protect retinal tissue through IL-1β and VEGF expression...
September 28, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926110/pacap-and-pac1r-are-differentially-expressed-in-motor-cortex-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patients-and-support-survival-of-ipsc-derived-motor-neurons
#16
Gabriele Bonaventura, Rosario Iemmolo, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Valentina La Cognata, Erminio Costanzo, Mario Zappia, Velia D'Agata, Francesca Luisa Conforti, Eleonora Aronica, Sebastiano Cavallaro
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and disabling neurodegenerative disease characterized by upper and lower motor neurons depletion. In our previous work, comprehensive genomic profiling of 41 motor cortex samples enabled to discriminate controls from sporadic ALS patients, and segregated these latter into two distinct subgroups (SALS1 and SALS2), each associated with different deregulated genes. In the present study, we focused our attention on two of them, Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) and its type 1 receptor (PAC1R), and validated the results of the transcriptome experiments by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920040/parasympathetic-cholinergic-and-neuropeptide-mechanisms-of-migraine
#17
REVIEW
Nikita Mikhailov, Oleg V Mamontov, Alexei A Kamshilin, Rashid Giniatullin
CONTEXT: Migraine mechanisms remain largely uncovered for various reasons including a very high complexity of the neurophysiological mechanisms implicated in this disorder and a plethora of endogenous biologically active compounds involved in the pathological process. The functional role of parasympathetic innervation of meninges and cholinergic mechanisms of migraine are among little explored issues despite multiple evidence indirectly indicating the role of acetylcholine (ACh) and its analogues in migraine and other types of headache...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902127/altered-gene-expression-of-rnf34-and-pacap-possibly-involved-in-mechanism-of-exercise-induced-analgesia-for-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#18
Shintaro Yamaoka, Yusuke Oshima, Hideki Horiuchi, Tadao Morino, Masayuki Hino, Hiromasa Miura, Tadanori Ogata
Despite the availability of several modalities of treatment, including surgery, pharmacological agents, and nerve blocks, neuropathic pain is often unresponsive and sometimes progresses to intractable chronic pain. Although exercise therapy is a candidate for treatment of neuropathic pain, the mechanism underlying its efficacy has not been elucidated. To clarify the molecular mechanism for pain relief induced by exercise, we measured Rnf34 and Pacap mRNA levels in the spinal cord dorsal horn of SNL rats, a model of neuropathic pain...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901800/changes-in-expression-of-neuropeptides-and-their-receptors-in-the-hypothalamus-and-gastrointestinal-tract-of-calorie-restricted-hens
#19
Ádám Simon, János Oláh, István Komlósi, András Jávor, József Németh, Zoltán Szilvássy, Dóra Reglődi, Andrea Tamás, Levente Czeglédi
The list of orexigenic and anorexigenic peptides, those are known to alter feed intake, is continuously growing. However, most of them are studied in mammalian species. We aimed to investigate plasma level and mRNA expression of the pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), gene expression of its receptor (PAC1), furthermore the gene expression of galanin (GAL), neuromedin U (NMU), and its two receptors (NMUR1 and NMUR2) in the hypothalamus, proventriculus, and jejunum of hens exposed to 40% calorie restriction...
September 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865207/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-jugular-superior-vagal-ganglion-in-the-pig
#20
W Sienkiewicz, A Dudek, A Zacharko-Siembida, M Marszałek
The study was carried out on three 4-month old female pigs. All the animals were deeply anesthetized and transcardially perfused with 4% buffered paraformaldehyde (pH 7.4). Left and right superior vagal ganglia (SVG) were collected and processed for immunofluorescence labeling method. The preparations were examined under a Zeiss LSM 710 confocal microscope equipped with adequate filter block. Neurons forming SVG were round or oval in shape with a round nucleus in the center. The majority of them (52%) were medium (M) (31-50 μm in diameter) while 7% and 41% were small (S) (up to 30μm in diameter) or large (L) (above 50 μm in diameter) in size, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
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