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The peptide hormone relaxin produces dose-dependent stimulation of adenylyl cyclase activity in rat tissues (striatum, cardiac and skeletal muscle) and the muscle tissues of invertebrates, i.e., the bivalve mollusk Anodonta cygnea and the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris, adenylyl cyclase stimulation being more marked in the rat striatum and cardiac muscle.(More)
The third intracellular loops of hormonal receptors play the main role in the interaction of majority of the serpentine type receptors with heterotrimeric G-proteins. In recent years, it was shown that synthetic peptides corresponding to membrane-proximal regions of these loops could be selectively influenced with hormonal signal transduction via the(More)
Dynorphin A (Dyn A) is a 17-residue opioid peptide derived from prodynorphin precursors found in mammalian tissues. Removal of Tyr1 from Dyn A produces a peptide that is more potent than Dyn A in attenuating the acute phase of the inflammatory response, as measured by inhibition of heat-induced edema in the anesthetized rat's paw (exposure to 58 degrees C(More)
It has been shown in chronic experiments on rabbits with electrochemoelectrodes implanted into the dorsal hippocamp that the first administration of met-enkephalin in a dose of 60 to the hippocamp induced the development of an epileptogenic focus (EF) or potentiated the action of the penicillin-induced EF. The second administration of met-enkephalin in the(More)
Experiments on rats with electrochemotrodes implanted in the left and right hippocamp have shown that in epileptogenic foci created by microinjections of met-enkephalin or D-ala-2-met-enkephalin into the hippocamp, acetylcholinesterase activity (AChE) was diminished. It is assumed that reduction in AChE activity is an adaptive mechanism by which the(More)
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