Nonsulfated cholecystokinins in cerebral neurons


Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a widely expressed neuropeptide system originally discovered in the gut. Both cerebral and peripheral neurons as well as endocrine I-cells in the small intestine process proCCK to tyrosyl-O-sulfated and α-carboxyamidated peptides. Recently, we reported that gut endocrine I-cells also synthetize nonsulfated CCK in significant amounts. Accordingly, we have now examined whether porcine and rat cerebral tissues (four cortical regions, hypothalamus and cerebellum) also…

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