Modulatory mechanism of the endogenous peptide catestatin on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and exocytosis.

@article{Herrero2002ModulatoryMO,
  title={Modulatory mechanism of the endogenous peptide catestatin on neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and exocytosis.},
  author={Carlos J Herrero and Eva Ales and Antonio J Pintado and Manuela Garc{\'i}a L{\'o}pez and Esther Garc{\'i}a-Palomero and Sushil K Mahata and Daniel T. O'Connor and Antonio G Garc{\'i}a and Carmen Montiel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={377-88}
}
The catestatin fragment of chromogranin A is the first known endogenous compound able to inhibit catecholamine release elicited by the activation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) of different animal species and catecholaminergic cell types. However, how catestatin regulates the receptor activity, which subunit combination of the heteropentameric forms of receptor is better blocked by the peptide, or how it affects the different stages of the exocytotic process have not yet… CONTINUE READING

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