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Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide

"Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 56 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2014
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