urocortin


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urocortin

(ūr″ō-kŏr′tĭn)
Any of a family of neuropeptides functionally related to corticotropin-releasing hormone that decreases appetite, delays gastric emptying, and decreases distal colonic motility
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Regulation of corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin 2/3 mRNA by leptin in hypothalamic N39 cells.
Kalicharan et al., "Corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin regulate spine and synapse formation: structural basis for stress-induced neuronal remodeling and pathology," Molecular Psychiatry, vol.
Chen et al., "Urocortin promotes the development of vasculitis in a rat model of thromboangiitis obliterans via corticotrophin-releasing factor type 1 receptors," British Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Delgado, "Therapeutic effect of urocortin and adrenomedullin in a murine model of Crohn's disease," Gut, vol.
Endogenous neuropeptides, specifically vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and urocortin, acted as inhibitors of HMGB1 cytokine activity that increased the survival of animals with established endotoxemia.
Rapisarda et al., "Role of urocortin in pregnancy: an update and future perspectives," World Journal of Clinical Cases, vol.
Akwa et al., "Time-dependent induction of anxiogenic-like effects after central infusion of urocortin or corticotropin-releasing factor in the rat," Psychopharmacology, vol.
Urocortin II treatment reduces skeletal muscle mass and function loss during atrophy and increases nonatrophying skeletal muscle mass and function.
One of the most important discoveries in the last decade in identifying the substances related to stress response is a family of peptides named corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF): urocortin 1, urocortin 2, and urocortin 3.
Effects of intravenous urocortin on angiotensin-converting enzyme in rats.
Richard, "The role of corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin in the modulation of ingestive behavior," Neuropeptides, vol.
Peripheral urocortin inhibits gastric emptying and food intake in mice: differential role of CRF receptor 2.