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neuropeptide

 [noor″o-pep´tīd]
any of several types of molecules found in brain tissue, composed of short chains of amino acids; they include endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, and others.

neu·ro·pep·tide

(nū'rō-pep'tīd),
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue, for example, endorphins, enkephalins.

neuropeptide

/neu·ro·pep·tide/ (noor″o-pep´tīd) any of the molecules composed of short chains of amino acids (endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, etc.) found in brain tissue.

neuropeptide

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

neuropeptide

[noor′ō·pep′tīd]
any of several types of molecules found in brain tissue, composed of short chains of amino acids including endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, and others. They are often localized in axon terminals at synapses and are classified as putative neurotransmitters, although some are also hormones.

neuropeptide

Any of a family of LMW–< 5 kD intracellular peptides that transmit information in the CNS, GI tract, etc Neuropeptides ACTH, angiotensin II, bombesin, bradykinin, calcitonin gene-related products, carnosine, cholecystokinin, corticotropin-releasing factor, dynorphins, β-endorphin, leu-enkephalin, met-enkephalin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, gastrin, glucagon, GH, growth hormone releasing factor, insulin, LHRH, α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melanotropin-inhibiting factor, motilin, neurotensin, oxytocin, prolactin, secretin, somatostatin-14 and -28, substance P, TRF, thyrotropin, VIP, vasopressin. See Endorphin, Hormone, Neurotransmitter, Synapsin.

neu·ro·pep·tide

(nūr'ō-pep'tīd)
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue; e.g., endorphins, enkephalins.
Compare: bioregulator

neuropeptide

see ENDORPHIN.

neu·ro·pep·tide

(nūr'ō-pep'tīd)
Any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissue.

neuropeptide,

n any of a variety of peptides found in neural tissues, such as endorphins and enkephalins.

neuropeptide

any of the molecules composed of short chains of amino acids (endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, etc.) found in brain tissue.
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Determination of plasma neuropeptide Y concentration
Within the ARC, there are two types of neuropeptides: orexigenic neuropeptides: neuropeptide Y (NPY) and agouti-related protein (AgRP); and anorectic neuropeptides: pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated tran-script (CART); the balance between NPY/AgRP and POMC/CART expressions can inhibit food intake and stimulate energy expenditure (Friedman and Halaas, 1998).
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The importance of another appetite-related neuropeptide NPY in hypothalamic regulatory activities has been already identified.
Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36-amino acid peptide, also is involved in regulating the body's stress response but with a neural and behavioral profile that in almost every aspect is opposite to that of CRF.
Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor.
The neuropeptide Y (NPY) is the most important stimulants of food intake and body weight gain in vertebrates, including mammals and fish (VOLKOFF et al.