David Vaudry40
Jérôme Leprince39
Marie-Christine Tonon28
Kazuyoshi Tsutsui22
40David Vaudry
39Jérôme Leprince
28Marie-Christine Tonon
22Kazuyoshi Tsutsui
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  • David Vaudry, Anthony Falluel-Morel, Steve Bourgault, Magali Basille, Delphine Burel, Olivier Wurtz +5 others
  • 2009
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a 38-amino acid C-terminally alpha-amidated peptide that was first isolated 20 years ago from an ovine hypothalamic extract on the basis of its ability to stimulate cAMP formation in anterior pituitary cells (Miyata et al., 1989. PACAP belongs to the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide(More)
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) are members of a superfamily of structurally related peptide hormones that includes glucagon, glucagon-like peptides, secretin, gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP) and growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). VIP and PACAP exert their actions through three GPCRs(More)
Kisspeptin and its receptor GPR54 play important roles in mammalian reproduction and cancer metastasis. Because the KiSS and GPR54 genes have been identified in a limited number of vertebrate species, mainly in mammals, the evolutionary history of these genes is poorly understood. In the present study, we have cloned multiple forms of kisspeptin and GPR54(More)
Neuroactive steroids synthesized in neuronal tissue, referred to as neurosteroids, are implicated in proliferation, differentiation, activity and survival of nerve cells. Neurosteroids are also involved in the control of a number of behavioral, neuroendocrine and metabolic processes such as regulation of food intake, locomotor activity, sexual activity,(More)
Alcohol exposure during development can cause brain malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities. In view of the teratogenicity of ethanol, identification of molecules that could counteract the neurotoxic effects of alcohol deserves high priority. Here, we report that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) can prevent the deleterious(More)
Kisspeptin and its receptor, GPR54, play a pivotal role in vertebrate reproduction. Recent advances in bioinformatic tools combined with comparative genomics have led to the identification of a large number of kisspeptin and GPR54 genes in a variety of vertebrate species. Genome duplications may have produced at least two isoforms of both ligand (KiSS1 and(More)
A neuropeptide was isolated from a frog brain extract by HPLC purification and characterized by mass spectrometry. This 26-aa neuropeptide, which belongs to the RFamide peptide family, was designated 26RFa, and its primary structure was established as VGTALGSLAEELNGYNRKKGGFSFRF-NH2. Research in databases revealed the presence of sequences homologous to frog(More)
The hypothalamus, limbic system, and brainstem play an important role in the regulation of instinctive behavior. Many kinds of hypothalamic neuropeptides, such as orexin, ghrelin, neuropeptide Y, melanin-concentrating hormone, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide, corticotropin-releasing hormone, and diazepam-binding inhibitor-derived(More)
The sphingolipid metabolites, ceramides, are critical mediators of the cellular stress response and play an important role in the control of programmed cell death. In particular, ceramides have been shown to induce apoptosis of cerebellar granule cells. We show that pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) prevents C2-ceramide-induced(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), a hypophysiotropic neurohormone, participates in the regulation of pleiotropic functions. The recent discovery of intracellular PACAP receptors in the brain and the testis as well as the physico-chemical characteristics of PACAP, i.e. extended α-helix containing basic residues, prompted us to(More)