Neuropeptide Y

A PROTEIN, CALLED NEUROPEPTIDE Y (NPY)

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A PROTEIN, CALLED NEUROPEPTIDE Y (NPY), that surges into the bloodstream at high levels when people are depressed may be the key to why depression impairs the immune function, says Michael Irwin or the University of California-San Diego Medical School. Earlier studies had showed the link between NPY and decreased infection-fighting cells in a test tube. New findings prove that depressed humans have significantly more NPY in their blood than non-depressed; this correlates with weakened immune activity.

Zinc Regulation of Food Intake: New Insights on the Role of Neuropeptide Y

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Reports on the controversy regarding the role of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in feeding behavior and zinc deficiency-induced anorexia due to the elevation of hypothalamic NPY levels in both zinc deficie...

Aqueous Extract of Ma huang Suppresses Neuropeptide Y Expression in Food-Deprived Rat Hypothalamus

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Ma huang, the dried plant stem of Ephedra Intermedia Schrenk et C.A., contains an ephedrine-type alkaloid and has been used for weight loss. Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36-amino acid peptide, is conc...

ACUPUNCTURE DECREASES NEUROPEPTIDE Y EXPRESSION IN THE HYPOTHALAMUS OF RATS WITH STREPTOZOTOCIN- INDUCED DIABETES

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It has been known that acupuncture has various effects such as analgesia, promotion of homeostasis, improvements in brain circulation, and rectification of internal disorders. Neuropeptide Y (NPY...

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