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Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a neuropeptide with well-known cytoprotective effects. We have reported earlier that PACAP decreases mortality and the degree of tubular atrophy in a rat model of renal ischemia/reperfusion injury. Recently, we have shown that kidney cultures isolated from PACAP deficient mice show increased(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a widespread neuropeptide with a diverse array of biological functions. Not surprisingly, the lack of endogenous PACAP therefore results in a variety of abnormalities. One of the important effects of PACAP is its neuroprotective and general cytoprotective role. PACAP protects neurons and other(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a widespread neuropeptide with diverse effects in the nervous system and peripheral organs. One of the most well-studied effects of PACAP is its cytoprotective action, against different harmful stimuli in a wide variety of cells and tissues. PACAP occurs in the urinary system, from the kidney to(More)
PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide) occurs in two biologically active forms, with 38 and 37 amino acid residues (PACAP38 and PACAP27). In mammalian tissues, PACAP38 is the dominant form. Diverse effects have been described in the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urogenital systems. PACAP is known for its strong(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a neuropeptide with highly efficient cytoprotective actions. Its neuroprotective effects are well-known, but PACAP is able to exert similar actions in non-neuronal cells. Recently, we have shown that PACAP prolongs renal ischemic time, decreases mortality, and attenuates tubular degeneration in a(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in various renal and hepatic pathologies, and reduction of oxidative stress-induced processes is an important protective strategy in tissues of diverse origins against harmful stimuli. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a well-known cytotrophic and cytoprotective peptide. PACAP promotes(More)
Immunophenotyping improves both accuracy and reproducibility of the acute leukaemia classification and is considered particularly useful for identifying poorly differentiated subtypes of acute myeloid leukaemia and lineage association of acute lymphoid leukaemia. Immunological studies of leukaemic blasts has become critical also identifying biphenotypic(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP ) is a multifunctional neuropeptide occurring in the nervous system as well as in the peripheral organs. Beneficial action of PACAP has been shown in different pathological processes. The strong protective effects of the peptide are probably due to its complex modulatory actions in antiapoptotic,(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP), a multifunctional neuropeptide, has 2 active forms, PACAP38 and PACAP27. It is now well-established that PACAP has several actions also in peripheral organs, including renoprotective effects. The peptide itself has not been previously identified in the rat kidney. The first aim of our study was to(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a neuropeptide with very diverse distribution and functions. Among others, PACAP is a potent cytoprotective peptide due to its antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant actions. This also has been shown in different kidney pathologies, including ischemia/reperfusion-induced kidney injury.(More)