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Identification of 26RFa from Frog Brain: A Novel Hypothalamic Neuropeptide with Orexigenic Activity in Mammals

Abstract : In the present study, we report the identification, in the frog brain, of a novel neuropeptide, termed 26RFa, that belongs to the RFamide peptide family. The cDNAs encoding the precursors for 26RFa have been characterized in human and rats. In rats, prepro-26RFa mRNA is expressed exclusively in two hypothalamic nuclei involved in the control of feeding behavior. Intracerebroventricular injection of 26RFa in mice induced a dose-dependent increase in food consumption. Taken together, these data indicate that 26RFa is a novel neuropeptide that may have important biological functions in vertebrates.
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Nicolas Chartrel, Federica Bruzzone, Cynthia Dujardin, Jérôme Leprince, Helene Tollemer, et al.. Identification of 26RFa from Frog Brain: A Novel Hypothalamic Neuropeptide with Orexigenic Activity in Mammals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Wiley, 2005, 1040 (1), pp.80-83. ⟨10.1196/annals.1327.009⟩. ⟨hal-01960805⟩

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