Neuropeptides and cerebral vasospasm: The possible role of Neuropeptide Y

Karl-Michael Schebesch, Alexander Brawanski, Sylvia Bele, Andreas Herbst, Petra Schödel, Eva-Maria Stoerr, Annette Lohmeier & Martin Proescholdt
Objective: In normal brain, the potent vasoconstrictive Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is abundantly expressed in the hypothalamus, forebrain, hippocampus and brainstem. NPY is stored in perivascular nerve fibres of the cerebral arteries, regulating cerebral vascular diameter and blood flow. Its role in the pathogenesis[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]