Central neuropeptide Y in anxiety- and stress-related behavior and in ethanol intake
2008 (English)In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, ISSN 0077-8923, E-ISSN 1749-6632, Vol. 1148, 136-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
One of the most profound properties of central neuropeptide Y (NPY) is its anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety, effect. This has been demonstrated repeatedly in a number of animal models. In addition, stressors affect NPY expression in the central nervous system, with acute and repeated (chronic) stress having differential effects. Here, a brief summary of some work performed in our laboratory is presented that supports a role for NPY in regulation of stress responses and behaviors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Vol. 1148, 136-140 p.
neuropeptide Y; animal model; anxiety; stress; Y1 receptor; alcohol
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-101850DOI: 10.1196/annals.1410.083PubMedID: 19120101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-101850DiVA: diva2:666721