AGRP


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AGRP

Abbreviation for agouti-related protein.

AgRP

Abbreviation for agouti-related peptide.
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the revamping of the existing gas handling facilities - the existing AGRP
The New AGRP facilities are an integral part of KNPC's environmental plans
A search of a DNA-sequence database turned up AGRP, and the researchers confirmed that AGRP was produced in the adrenal gland and the hypothalamus -- two areas known to be involved in weight regulation.
When the researchers made transgenic mice that produce large amounts of AGRP, the mice were noticeably weightier than their normal littermates as early as four weeks of age.
One of these is the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4-R), which Barsh believes is switched off by AGRP.
In this case, however, the researchers found that mice deficient in leptin produced eight times more AGRP than normal.
While a governor like V or P assigns case to the governed constituent, it is the "governed" subject that determines what the "governing" AGRP will look like.