Effects of neuropeptide Y on the cardiovascular system

L. Edvinsson, R. Håkanson, C. Wahlestedt, R. Uddman

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The actions of neuropeptide Y (NPY) on the circulation is currently the subject of much research that has been stimulated by findings of its co-storage and co-operation with noradrenaline in sympathetic nerve fibres. Lars Edvinsson and colleagues describe the evidence that NPY is involved in the regulation of the cardiovascular system as a neuromodulator/neurotransmitter. This may open novel avenues for the treatment of, for example, hypertension and vasospastic disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology


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