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In mammals, neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a potent orexigenic factor. In the present study, third brain ventricle (intracerebroventricular) injection of goldfish NPY (gNPY) caused a dose-dependent increase in food intake in goldfish, and intracerebroventricular administration of NPY Y1-receptor antagonist BIBP-3226 decreased food intake; the actions of gNPY were(More)
In mammals, the orexigenic and anorexigenic neuronal systems are morphologically and functionally connected, forming an interconnected network in the hypothalamus to govern food intake and body weight. However, there are relatively few studies on the brain control of feeding behavior in fish. Recent studies using mammalian neuropeptides or fish homologs of(More)
Recently, we described the complete nucleotide sequence of cholecystokinin (CCK) mRNA and the deduced amino acid sequence of the precursor on the basis of molecular cloning and sequence analysis of cDNA from goldfish brain. In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that CCK has a role in feeding behavior by examining CCK gene expression in the brain of(More)
A cholecystokinin (CCK) precursor cDNA of 782 bp was identified from goldfish brain. The open reading frame (369 bp) encodes the 123 amino acid precursor which contains mono- and di-basic amino acid endoproteolytic cleavage, C-terminal alpha-amidation and tyrosyl sulfation sites. Expression studies revealed the presence of preproCCK mRNA in the(More)
A complementary DNA (cDNA) of 928 bp encoding a bombesin (BBS)/gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) precursor was identified from goldfish brain. Goldfish BBS/GRP messenger RNA (mRNA) encodes a 157 amino acid precursor, which contains a signal peptide sequence, the 22 amino acid putative BBS/GRP-like peptide, and a carboxy-terminal extension peptide. Reverse(More)
Recently, we described the complete nucleotide sequence of gamma-preprotachykinin (gamma-PPT) mRNA and the deduced amino acid sequence of the precursor on the basis of molecular cloning and sequence analysis of cDNA from goldfish brain. In the present study, gamma-PPT gene expression in the brain of goldfish was examined using quantitative Northern blot(More)
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