Hideki Sugawara

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Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), a pleiotropic neuropeptide, performs a variety of physiological functions. The PACAP-specific receptor PAC1 has several variants that result mainly from alternative splicing in the mRNA regions encoding the first extracellular (EC1) domain and the third intracellular cytoplasmic (IC3) loop. The(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) functions as a neurotrophic factor through PAC1-R, PACAP-specific receptor, in the central nervous system. On the other hand, by interacting with nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), nicotine exhibits several neuroprotective effects. Since the relevance of PACAP and nAChR signaling has not been(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP)-27 and PACAP-38 are neuropeptides performing a variety of physiological functions. The PACAP-specific receptor PAC1 has several variants that result mainly from alternative splicing in the mRNA region encoding the first extracellular (EC1) domain and the third intracellular cytoplasmic (IC3) loop.(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is known as a pleiotropic neuropeptide and is present abundantly in central nervous system. During a detailed analysis of the 5'-flanking region of the mouse PACAP gene, we found and characterized two negative regulatory elements, which are homologous to the neural-restrictive silencer element, and(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic neuropeptide localized in the testis at concentration comparable to that found in the brain, suggesting involvement in spermatogenesis. In this study, we identified the human PACAP testis-specific exon (TSE) 10.9 kb upstream from the translational start site and found that the(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) immunoreactive neural elements have been detected in the mouse spinal cord. The discrepancy of PACAP actions in the role of sensory transmission has been proposed to have potentiation and inhibition on nociceptive responses after intrathecal application of PACAP. The aim of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, growth hormone releasing peptide-2 (GHRP-2) is clinically used as a diagnostic agent for growth hormone secretion deficiency, but the therapeutic application of GHRP-2 has not been studied in anorexia nervosa. GHRP-2 reportedly exhibits agonistic action for ghrelin receptor and increases food intake. METHODS We administered GHRP-2 to(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), a pleiotropic neuropeptide, exerts a variety of physiological functions through three types of G protein-coupled receptors, PAC1, VPAC1, and VAPC2. Characterization of the molecular forms of PAC1 in mouse heart revealed the presence of four types of variant receptors harboring the N or S variant in(More)
Myristoyl-coenzyme A (CoA):protein N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) catalyzes the covalent attachment of myristate to the N-terminal glycine residue of various proteins. To develop a high-throughput assay for NMT, the principle of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is used, in which anti-N-myristoylglycine (anti-N-Myr-Gly) monoclonal antibody is utilized(More)