• various neuropeptides
  • We employ genetic, molecular, anatomical, viral, optogenetic and behavioral approaches to study the effects of addressed axonal release of various neuropeptides within the distinct brain regions controlling stress and fear responses, maternal and social behavior. (dkfz.de)
  • bind
  • Dr. Candace Pert, a psychopharmacologist and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., discovered that receptor molecules and the neuropeptides that bind to them exist in every part of the body, not just in the brain. (wisegeek.org)
  • hypothalamic
  • Following the isolation of neuropeptide-y (NPY) from the porcine hypothalamus in 1982, researchers began to speculate about the involvement of NPY in hypothalamic-mediated functions. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • Furthermore, our group uses animal models of psychiatric diseases, including anxiety disorders and autism, to study the possible contribution of neuropeptides to the pathogenesis of the respective human diseases. (dkfz.de)
  • In contrast with rat and cow brains, the human brain contains larger amounts of neuropeptide K. Dornan WA, Vink KL, Malen P, Short K, Struthers W, Barrett C (August 1993). (wikipedia.org)