Elevated plasma concentrations of neuropeptide Y in children and adults with chronic and terminal renal failure.

Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a peptide hormone that is expressed, stored, and released in sympathetic neurones together with noradrenaline. Elevated plasma concentrations of NPY have been reported in patients with neural crest tumors (neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma) and following exercise. We studied plasma concentrations of NPY in children and adults with… CONTINUE READING