The neuropeptide VIP regulates the expression of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in cultured avian sympathetic neurons

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serval:BIB_E5AA045B7A99
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
The neuropeptide VIP regulates the expression of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in cultured avian sympathetic neurons
Journal
Brain Research. Molecular Brain Research
Author(s)
Zurn  A. D., Fauquet  M., Shaw  P., Kocher  J.
ISSN
0169-328X (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/1993
Volume
20
Number
1-2
Pages
125-9
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Oct
Abstract
The neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) increases the activity of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of catecholamines, in cultured chicken sympathetic neurons. We report here that VIP acts by increasing TH mRNA levels in these cells. Induction of TH mRNA is transient and reaches maximal values 6-8 h after the addition of the peptide to the cultures. TH mRNA levels return to control values after 1-2 days. The quail cDNA probe detects a single mRNA species of approximately 9 kb in RNA extracted both from embryonic chicken sympathetic neurons and adult quail adrenal medulla.
Keywords
Animals Cells, Cultured Chick Embryo Gene Expression Regulation/*physiology RNA, Messenger/metabolism Sympathetic Nervous System/cytology/*physiology Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase/*genetics Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide/*physiology
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