Eduardo Moura

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The contribution of neuropeptide Y (NPY), deriving from adrenal medulla, to the adrenosympathetic tone is unknown. We found that in response to NPY, primary cultures of mouse adrenal chromaffin cells secreted catecholamine, and that this effect was abolished in cultures from NPY Y(1) receptor knockout mice (Y(1)-/-). Compared with wild-type mice (Y(1)+/+),(More)
Alpha2-adrenoceptors belong to the group of nine adrenoceptors which mediate the biological actions of the endogenous catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline. Studies with gene-targeted mice carrying deletions in the genes encoding alpha2A-, alpha2B- or alpha2C-adrenoceptors have provided new insight into adrenergic receptor biology: (1) In principle,(More)
Changes in the nutritional profile of patients with Parkinson's disease have been reported before and after deep brain stimulation surgery. The major determinants of the weight variation in Parkinson's disease are not yet understood, and the mechanism seems complex. Based on the influence of the sympathetic nervous system in metabolic syndrome obesity, the(More)
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