Thursday, February 5, 2015

Newly found peptide may reduce desire for food

We know that, Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide also known as PACAP is a protein that in humans is encoded by theADCYAP1 gene. PACAP is similar to vasoactive intestinal peptide. One of its effects is to stimulate enterochromaffin-like cells. It binds to vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor and to the PACAP receptor.

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