Inhibitory effects of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on food intake in the goldfish, Carassius auratus.

@article{Matsuda2005InhibitoryEO,
  title={Inhibitory effects of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on food intake in the goldfish, Carassius auratus.},
  author={Kouhei Matsuda and Keisuke Maruyama and Tomoya Nakamachi and Tohru Miura and Minoru Uchiyama and Seiji Shioda},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1611-6}
}
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) has a similar structure to that of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and both the polypeptides belong to the same molecular group, the secretin-glucagon superfamily. PACAP and VIP have possible potency as hypothalamic factors mediating the release of pituitary hormones in the fish pituitary. However, the roles of PACAP and VIP in the central nervous systems of fish have not yet been made clear. Recently, it was reported that PACAP and… CONTINUE READING