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Chemical Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide

Name Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide
Equivalent Terms PACAP | PACAP27 | PACAP-27 | PACAP38 | PACAP-38 | Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide | Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide 27 | Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide 38
Definition A multi-function neuropeptide that acts throughout the body by elevating intracellular cyclic AMP level via its interaction with PACAP RECEPTORS. Although first isolated from hypothalamic extracts and named for its action on the pituitary, it is widely distributed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. PACAP is important in the control of endocrine and homeostatic processes, such as secretion of pituitary and gut hormones and food intake.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D051219
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1. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Neuropeptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide
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Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide
  ADCYAP1 protein, human
  Adcyap1 protein, mouse
  Adcyap1 protein, rat
  Arg(15,20,21)-Leu(17)-PACAP-Gly-Lys-Arg-NH2
  p66 - pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide analog
  PACAP protein, Xenopus
  PACAP-related peptide
  pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating-peptide (1-38), pig
  pituitary adenylate-cyclase-activating peptide (6-27)
  pituitary adenylate-cyclase-activating-peptide (6-38)