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Arch Surg. 1990 Dec;125(12):1561-3.

Neuropeptide Y inhibition of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-stimulated ion transport in the rabbit distal colon.

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St Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Conn.


We have studied the effect of neuropeptide Y on basal and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-stimulated changes in the short-circuit current of strips of colonic mucosa from New Zealand white rabbits mounted in Ussing chambers. When administered to the basolateral surface, neuropeptide Y is found to decrease basal short-circuit current. Neuropeptide Y inhibits vasoactive intestinal peptide-stimulated increases in short-circuit current in a concentration-dependent fashion by a tetrodotoxin-insensitive mechanism. Also, neuropeptide Y inhibited increases in short-circuit current produced by direct stimulation of adenylate cyclase with forskolin. Furthermore, neuropeptide Y prevents vasoactive intestinal peptide-stimulated increases in tissue cyclic adenosine monophosphate levels. These results indicate that neuropeptide Y administered to the basolateral membrane inhibits vasoactive intestinal peptide-stimulated short-circuit current changes by a tetrodotoxin-insensitive mechanism that decreases tissue levels of cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate.

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