neuropeptide


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neu·ro·pep·tide

 (no͝or′ō-pĕp′tīd, nyo͝or′-)
n.
Any of various short-chain peptides found in brain tissue, such as endorphins.

neuropeptide

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈpɛptaɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) a peptide produced by neural tissue, esp one with hormonal activity

neu•ro•pep•tide

(ˌnʊər oʊˈpɛp taɪd, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
any of various short-chain peptides, as endorphins, that influence neural activity and function as hormones in the endocrine system.
[1970–75]
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New research shows that CGRP, which is a neuropeptide, has a central role in the pathophysiology of migraine - Dr Karoly Zoltan Vadasdi, Neurology Specialist, Canadian Specialist Hospital
Neuropeptide S (NPS) is a novel neuropeptide, expressed mainly by the regions that modulate locomotor activity, wakefulness, appetite, and arousal in the central nervous system (7).
Lenomorelin (INN), [8] the hunger hormone, is a neuropeptide hormone produced by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract.
One of these neuropeptides is nesfatin-1, which was identified in 2006 as an anorexigenic neuropeptide; nesfatin-1 is an 82 amino acids peptide derived from the precursor hypothalamic protein; nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2) by posttranslational modification.
Renuva is the best-selling powdered hormone and neuropeptide supplement available without a prescription.
NPS was quantified by using a commercial Human NPS (Neuropeptide S) ELISA kit (Wuhan Fine Biological Technology Company Ltd., China).
According to a study conducted by the North Carolina State University, scientists have identified neuropeptide involved in transmitting itch signal to the brain in eczema.
"Removing just three neuropeptide genes had the same result as taking out the entire ALA cell," notes graduate student Ravi Nath, lead author of the study.
Previous studies have determined that social isolation for two weeks in mice had resulted in the upregulation of the signalling molecule neuropeptide, tachykinin 2 (Tac2)/neurokinin B (NkB) - a short protein molecule.
Previous studies have determined that social isolation for two weeks in mice had resulted in the up-regulation of the signalling molecule neuropeptide, tachykinin 2 (Tac2)/neurokinin B (NkB) - a short protein molecule.