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Peptides. 2001 Mar;22(3):429-38.

Neuropeptide Y and the adrenal gland: a review.

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Department of Endocrinology, Division of General and Developmental Medicine, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK.


This paper sets out to review several aspects of NPY and adrenal function, starting with the localisation of NPY in the adrenal, then describing the regulation of NPY release and considering whether the adrenal is a significant source of circulating NPY. The review then describes the regulation of adrenal content of peptide, and finally covers the actions of NPY on the adrenal gland, and the receptor subtypes thought to mediate these effects. The regulation and actions of NPY are discussed with reference to both the adrenal cortex and the medulla.

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