Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) induce phosphorylation of the transcription factor CREB in subpopulations of rat pinealocytes: immunocytochemical and immunochemical evidence

@article{Schomerus1996VasoactiveIP,
  title={Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) induce phosphorylation of the transcription factor CREB in subpopulations of rat pinealocytes: immunocytochemical and immunochemical evidence},
  author={Christof Schomerus and Erik Maronde and Elke Laedtke and Horst-Werner Korf},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={286},
  pages={305-313}
}
We investigated whether vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), which stimulate melatonin biosynthesis in the mammalian pineal organ, cause phosphorylation of the cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB) in rat pinealocytes. Dispersed cells were treated with varying concentrations of VIP and PACAP for 10 to up to 240 min and then immunocytochemically analyzed with an antibody against phosphorylated CREB (pCREB). The… CONTINUE READING