A novel VIP responsive gene: Activity dependent neuroprotective protein

I. Gozes*, R. Zamostiano, A. Pinhasov, M. Bassan, E. Giladi, R. A. Steingart, D. E. Brenneman

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Abstract

Activity dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP, 828 amino acids, pI 5.99) is a glial-derived protein that contains a femtomolar active neuroprotective peptide, NAPVSIPQ (NAP). VIP induces a two- to threefold increase in ADNP mRNA in astrocytes, suggesting that ADNP is a VIP-responsive gene. ADNP is widely distributed in the mouse hippocampus, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex. VIP has been shown to possess neuroprotective activity that may be exerted through the activation of glial proteins. We suggest that ADNP may be part of the VIP protection pathway through the femtomolaracting NAP and through putative interaction with other macromolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume921
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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