Author(s): Pedrazzini T, Brunner HR, Waeber B
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Abstract Neuropeptide Y is a vasoactive peptide and is widely distributed throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. Neuropeptide Y is co-released with noradrenaline by perivascular nerve endings. At high concentrations, it has a direct vasoconstrictor effect. In addition, it enhances the vascular effect of various agonists, including noradrenaline and angiotensin II. Moreover, neuropeptide Y has an inhibitory effect on renin secretion. This peptide may have an important role in cardiovascular regulation.
This article was published in Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access