gastrin-releasing peptide

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gastrin-releasing peptide

a 27-amino acid linear neuropeptide, structurally and functionally related to bombesin, that mediates neural release of antral gastrin, causes bronchoconstriction and respiratory tract vasodilation, stimulates growth and mitogenesis of cells in culture, and may act as an excitatory neurotransmitter of enteric interneurons.
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Synthesis, expression and biological activity of the prohormone for gastrin releasing peptide (ProGRP).