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.

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.

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.
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AVP is derived from a larger precursor peptide (pre-provasopressin) along with 2 other peptides, neurophysin II and copeptin (Fig.