neurophysins


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neu·ro·phy·sins

(nū'rō-fiz'inz),
A family of proteins synthesized in the hypothalamus as part of the large precursor protein that includes vasopressin and oxytocin in the neurosecretory granules; neurophysins function as carriers in the transport and storage of neurohypophysial hormones.
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neu·ro·phy·sins

(nūr'ō-fiz'inz)
A family of proteins synthesized in the hypothalamus as part of the large precursor protein that includes vasopressin and oxytocin in the neurosecretory granules; neurophysins function as carriers in the transport and storage of neurohypophysial hormones.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

neurophysins

A group of proteins found in the rear lobe of the PITUITARY GLAND and thought to be carriers for the hormones OXYTOCIN and VASOPRESSIN and to be concerned in their storage.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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