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The biological effects of VIP are mediated by at least two VIP receptors: the VIP1 and the VIP2 receptors that were cloned in rat, human and mice. As the mRNA coding for each receptor are located in different tissues, it is likely that each receptor modulates different functions. It is therefore of interest to obtain selective agonists for each receptor(More)
RO 25-1553 is a synthetic VIP analogue that induced a long-lasting relaxation of tracheal and bronchial smooth muscles as well as a reduction of edema and eosinophilic mobilization during pulmonary anaphylaxis. In the present study, we tested in vitro the capacity of RO 25-1553 to occupy the different VIP/PACAP receptor subclasses and to stimulate adenylate(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) analogues were tested for their ability to occupy the recombinant selective PACAP receptors (PACAP type I receptor) or the non-selective PACAP-vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) receptors (PACAP type II, VIP1 and VIP2 receptors) stably transfected and expressed in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)(More)
A toxin which partially inhibited [3H]N-methylscopolamine binding to rat brain muscarinic receptors was purified from the venom of green mamba, Dendroaspis angusticeps. The N-terminal sequence (up to 45 amino acids) was determined by automated Edman degradation of the whole molecule. The complete sequence was elucidated after enzymatic cleavage with(More)
A new automated potentiometric method for the determination of colipase was developed, taking advantage of the reactivation of purified lipase, in the presence of bile salt and at pH 6.5. High-fat and high-starch diets induced an opposite regulation of lipase and amylase in the rat pancreas. At the same time, the level of colipase was not influenced by(More)
Secretin and growth hormone releasing factor (GRF) have a weak affinity for VIP (vasoactive intestinal peptide)/PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide) receptors, but discriminate between VIP1/PACAP and VIP2/PACAP receptors. This previously allowed us to develop modified secretin and GRF derivatives as high affinity and highly selective(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) analogues were tested for their ability to occupy the recombinant selective PACAP receptors (PACAP type I receptors) and the non-selective PACAP-vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) receptors (PACAP type II, VIP1 and PACAP type II, VIP2 receptors), stably transfected and expressed in Chinese(More)
Stearyl vasoactive intestinal polypeptide has been reported to be a VIP (vasoactive intestinal polypeptide) receptor agonist of high potency with an original bioavailability and action. We synthesized three fatty acyl derivatives, myristyl-, palmityl- and stearyl-[Nle17]VIP, and tested their capacity to recognize recombinant rat- and human VIP1- and(More)