Hypothalamic vasoactive intestinal peptide messenger ribonucleic acid is increased in lactating rats.

@article{Gozes1986HypothalamicVI,
  title={Hypothalamic vasoactive intestinal peptide messenger ribonucleic acid is increased in lactating rats.},
  author={Illana Gozes and Yael Shani},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1986},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={2497-501}
}
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) has been proposed as an inducer of PRL release. Moreover, immunocytochemical studies suggested an increase in the VIP content in the hypothalamus of lactating rats. We investigated whether this increase is regulated at the level of gene transcription. A sensitive RNA detection assay that uses in vitro transcribed RNA probes corresponding to specific exons of the VIP gene was devised to study VIP gene expression. Using this method, an approximately 2000-base… CONTINUE READING