Neuropeptide K stimulates corticosterone release in the rat.


We have investigated the effects of the tachykinin, neurokinin A (NKA) and N-terminally extended forms NPK and NP gamma on plasma levels of corticosterone. Both peripheral and central injections of these three NK-2 receptor agonists stimulated adrenal corticosterone release in gonad-intact and castrated male rats. A comparison of their effects revealed that… (More)


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@article{Kalra1993NeuropeptideKS, title={Neuropeptide K stimulates corticosterone release in the rat.}, author={Pushpa S Kalra and Satya P. Kalra}, journal={Brain research}, year={1993}, volume={610 2}, pages={330-3} }