Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide-38

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Peptide content, ~70%

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Gene Information

human ... ADCYAP1(116)

Amino Acid Sequence


Descripción general

Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) is mapped to human chromosome 18. 27-residue-amidated fragment (PACAP27) comprises another isoform. The PACAP38 is major isoform associated with mammals.


Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide-38 has been used to test its effect in stimulating the formation of cyclic AMP hypothalamus and cerebral cortex slices of chicken and to treat glioblastoma cells (U87MG) in cell migration assay to test its anti-invasive effects.

Acciones bioquímicas o fisiológicas

Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) is a cardioprotectant and may help in treating radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD). It plays a protective role during oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes. PACAP38 has antioxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory property. It is implicated in the pathophysiology of migraine and cluster headache.
PACAP-38 is a neuropeptide that has substantial sequence homology to vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). It is reported to serve as a neuronal survival factor.

Otras notas

Lyophilized from 0.1% TFA in H2O

Equipo de protección personal

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Alemania


Punto de inflamabilidad F

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Punto de inflamabilidad C

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E M Lutz et al.
British journal of pharmacology, 128(4), 934-940 (1999-11-11)
1 The VPAC2 and PAC1 receptors are closely related members of the Group II G protein-coupled receptor family. At the VPAC2 receptor, VIP is equipotent to PACAP-38 in stimulating cyclic AMP production, whereas at the PAC1 receptor PACAP-38 is many...
A J Martínez-Fuentes et al.
Endocrinology, 139(12), 5116-5124 (1998-12-01)
We have recently shown that the two bioactive forms of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide, PACAP38 and PACAP27, stimulate GH release and GH messenger RNA (mRNA) accumulation in cultured porcine pituitary cells. However, dose- and time-related differences in the response to...
Bernadett Tuka et al.
The journal of headache and pain, 17(1), 69-69 (2016-08-01)
Activation of the trigeminal-autonomic reflex, involving the trigeminal ganglion, the superior salivatory nucleus and the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is crucial in the pathophysiology of cluster headache (CH). Since pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) is present both in the SPG and...
Eloisa Rubio-Beltrán et al.
The journal of headache and pain, 19(1), 64-64 (2018-08-09)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) is a widely distributed neuropeptide involved in neuroprotection, neurodevelopment, nociception and inflammation. Moreover, PACAP38 is a potent inducer of migraine-like attacks, but the mechanism behind this has not been fully elucidated.Migraine is a neurovascular...
J Kinhult et al.
The European respiratory journal, 15(2), 243-247 (2000-03-08)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) 38 displays several biological activities relevant to obstructive airway disease. In this study, the occurrence of PACAP 38 in human small bronchi and corresponding pulmonary arteries was analysed immunocytochemically. The dilatory effects of this peptide...

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