Adam Rivnyak

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Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a widespread neuropeptide acting as a neurotransmitter, neuromodulator, or neurotrophic factor. The diverse biological actions provide the background for the variety of deficits observed in mice lacking endogenous PACAP. PACAP-deficient mice display several abnormalities, such as sudden infant(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, 22–25 nucleotide long transcripts that may suppress entire signaling pathways by interacting with the 3’-untranslated region (3’-UTR) of coding mRNA targets, interrupting translation and inducing degradation of these targets. The long 3’-UTRs of brain transcripts compared to other tissues predict important roles for brain(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) rescues dopaminergic neurons from neurodegeneration and improves motor changes induced by 6-hydroxy-dopamine (6-OHDA) in rat parkinsonian models. Recently, we investigated the molecular background of the neuroprotective effect of PACAP in dopamine (DA)-based neurodegeneration using rotenone-induced(More)
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