Gut/brain peptides in the genital tract: VIP and PACAP

  title={Gut/brain peptides in the genital tract: VIP and PACAP},
  author={J. Fahrenkrug},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation},
  pages={35 - 39}
  • J. Fahrenkrug
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
  • The two structurally related gut/brain peptides vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) are pleiotropic peptides with a wide-spread occurrence. Besides their presence and functions in the gut and the brain VIP and PACAP have distinct physiological roles in the genital tract. VIP seems to be involved in the nervous control of ovum transportation, sexual arousal in women and penile erection in men. Dysfunction of the VIP nerves can… CONTINUE READING
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