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XVI. International Union of Pharmacology recommendations for the nomenclature of neuropeptide Y, peptide YY, and pancreatic polypeptide receptors.
Based on structural and evolutionary criteria, neuropeptide Y (NPY)b, peptide YY (PYY) and pancreatic polypetide (PP) are closely related polypeptides ([Larhammar, 1996a][1]). They are composed of 36Expand
GPR39 signaling is stimulated by zinc ions but not by obestatin.
GPR39 is an orphan member of the ghrelin receptor family that recently was suggested to be the receptor for obestatin, a peptide derived from the ghrelin precursor. Here, we compare the effect ofExpand
The First Selective Agonist for the Neuropeptide YY5Receptor Increases Food Intake in Rats*
The first Y5 receptor-selective analog of neuropeptide Y (NPY), [Ala31,Aib32]NPY, has been developed and biologically characterized. Using competition binding assays on cell lines that expressExpand
The first highly potent and selective non-peptide neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor antagonist: BIBP3226.
The design and subsequent in vitro and in vivo biological characterisation of the first potent and selective non-peptide neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor antagonist, BIBP3226Expand
Neuropeptide Y stimulates neuronal precursor proliferation in the post‐natal and adult dentate gyrus
Adult dentate neurogenesis is important for certain types of hippocampal‐dependent learning and also appears to be important for the maintenance of normal mood and the behavioural effects ofExpand
Cell Communication and Signaling
The investigation of biological systems highly depends on the possibilities that allow scientists to visualize and quantify biomolecules and their related activities in real-time and non-invasively.Expand
Neuropeptide Y and its receptor subtypes specifically modulate rat peritoneal macrophage functions in vitro: counter regulation through Y1 and Y2/5 receptors
It is well documented that neuropeptide Y (NPY) exerts a wide range of biological functions through at least five NPY Y receptor subtypes (Y1-Y5), but its immunological effects only recently cameExpand
Homodimerization of Neuropeptide Y Receptors Investigated by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer in Living Cells*
Up to now neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptors, which belong to the large family of G-protein-coupled receptors and are involved in a broad range of physiological processes, are believed to act asExpand
Biochemical characterisation and genetic analysis of aureocin A53, a new, atypical bacteriocin from Staphylococcus aureus.
Aureocin A53 is produced by Staphylococcus aureus A53. It is encoded on a 10.4 kb plasmid, pRJ9, and is active against Listeria monocytogenes. Aureocin A53 is a highly cationic 51-residue peptideExpand
Processing, signaling, and physiological function of chemerin
Chemerin is an immunomodulating factor secreted predominantly by adipose tissue and skin. Processed by a variety of proteases linked to inflammation, it activates the G‐protein coupled receptorExpand