Neuropeptide Y Protects Cortical Neurons: Study

by Bidita Debnath on  July 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM Research News
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Neuropeptide Y exhibits neuroprotective effects. But the neuroprotective effects that are mediated by the pathways including regulating the immunological activity of reactive microglia and reducing cytokines remains unclear.
 Neuropeptide Y Protects Cortical Neurons: Study
Neuropeptide Y Protects Cortical Neurons: Study

Prof. Wenqing Zhao, Graduate School, Heibei Medical University, China and his team confirmed that neuropeptide Y prevented excessive production of interleukin-1β and tumor necrosis factor-α by inhibiting microglial reactivity, reduced N-methyl-D-aspartate current in rat cortical neurons, preventing excitotoxicity, and thereby protecting neurons. Related results were published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 9, 2014).

Source: Eurekalert

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