Neuropeptide Y in the human male genital tract

TE Adrian, J. Gu, JM Allen, K. Tatemoto, JM Polak, SR Bloom

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Abstract

Neuropeptide Y (NPY) was found in high concentrations in the male genital tract. NPY levels were highest in the seminal vesicles, prostate, corpus cavernosum and vas deferens, where large numbers of immunoreactive nerve fibres were detected. Considerable quantities were also found in the epididymis and spongiosum. Lower concentrations were found in the glans penis, testis and foreskin. The presence of a large number of nerves containing NPY suggest that this active neuropeptide may play a role in control of genital function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2643-2648
Number of pages6
JournalLife Sciences
Volume35
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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