Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

PACAP-38 but not VIP induces release of CGRP from trigeminal nucleus caudalis via a receptor distinct from the PAC1 receptor

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. PYY(3-36) and exendin-4 reduce food intake and activate neuronal circuits in a synergistic manner in mice

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Nonsulfated cholecystokinins in cerebral neurons

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. PKA, novel PKC isoforms, and ERK is mediating PACAP auto-regulation via PAC1R in human neuroblastoma NB-1 cells

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. VIP/PACAP receptors in cerebral arteries of rat: characterization, localization and relation to intracellular calcium

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Habitual sleep disturbances and migraine: a Mendelian randomization study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Functional gene networks reveal distinct mechanisms segregating in migraine families

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. No central action of CGRP antagonising drugs in the GTN mouse model of migraine

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Genetic identification of cell types underlying brain complex traits yields insights into the etiology of Parkinson’s disease

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

OBJECTIVE: To investigate if PACAP and VIP have an effect on CGRP release or NOS activity in the trigeminal ganglion and trigeminal nucleus caudalis and if there can be a difference in effect between PACAP and VIP on these two systems. Furthermore, we investigate if PACAP co-localize with CGRP and/or nNOS in the two tissues.

BACKGROUND: The structurally related neuropeptides vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide-38 (PACAP-38) partially share receptors and are both potent vasodilators. However, PACAP-38 but not VIP is an efficient inducer of migraine attacks in migraineurs. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and nitric oxide (NO) are two signaling molecules known to be involved in migraine.

METHODS: Rat tissue was used for all experiments. Release of CGRP induced by VIP and PACAP in dura mater, trigeminal ganglion (TG) and trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC) was quantified by EIA. Regulation of NOS-enzymes caused by VIP and PACAP was investigated in dura mater, TG and TNC by measuring the conversion of L-[3H]arginine to L-[3H]citrulline. Co-expression of PACAP, neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and CGRP was explored by immunohistochemistry in TG and TNC. mRNA expression studies of VPAC1, VPAC2 and PAC1-receptors were performed by qRT-PCR.

RESULTS: PACAP-38 administered in increasing concentrations caused a concentration-dependent CGRP-release in the TNC, but not in TG. VIP was without effect in both tissues examined. The PAC1 receptor agonist maxadilan had no effect on CGRP release and the PAC1 antagonist M65 did not inhibit PACAP-38 induced CGRP release. PACAP-38 or VIP did not affect NOS activity in homogenates of TG and TNC. Quantitative PCR demonstrated the presence of VPAC1, VPAC2 and PAC1 receptors in TG and TNC. Immunohistochemistry of PACAP and CGRP showed co-expression in TG and TNC. PACAP and nNOS were co-localized in TG, but not in TNC. PACAP was found to co-localize with glutamine synthetase in TG satellite glial cells.

CONCLUSION: PACAP-38 cause release of CGRP from TNC but not from TG. We suggest that the release is not caused via activation of PAC1, VPAC1 or VPAC2 receptors. PACAP has no effect on NOS activity in TG or TNC. In TG PACAP was found in neuronal cells and in satellite glial cells. It co-localized with CGRP and nNOS in the neuronal cells. In TNC PACAP was co-localized with CGRP but not with nNOS.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeuropeptides (Edinburgh)
Volume48
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
ISSN0143-4179
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

    Research areas

  • Animals, Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide, Dura Mater, Male, Migraine Disorders, Nitric Oxide Synthase Type II, Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide, Rats, Sprague-Dawley, Receptors, Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide, Type I, Signal Transduction, Trigeminal Ganglion, Trigeminal Nuclei, Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

ID: 45039123