neurophysin


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neurophysin

 [noor″o-fi´sin]
any of a group of soluble proteins secreted in the hypothalamus that serve as binding proteins for vasopressin and oxytocin, playing a role in their transport in the neurohypophyseal tract and their storage in the posterior pituitary.

neurophysin

/neu·ro·phy·sin/ (-fi´sin) any of a group of soluble proteins secreted in the hypothalamus that serve as binding proteins for vasopressin and oxytocin, playing a role in their transport in the neurohypophyseal tract and their storage in the posterior pituitary.

neurophysin

[-fiz′in]
one of a group of proteins released from the posterior pituitary gland at the same time as the hormone vasopressin or oxytocin. It is cleared from a larger protein of which vasopressin or oxytocin is a part.

neurophysin

any of a group of soluble proteins secreted in the hypothalamus that serve as binding proteins for vasopressin and oxytocin, playing a role in their transport in the neurohypophyseal tract and their storage in the posterior pituitary.
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AVP is derived from a larger precursor peptide (pre-provasopressin) along with 2 other peptides, neurophysin II and copeptin (Fig.
During the transport, the prohormone is further processed, ultimately yielding vasopressin and neurophysin (NP II).
A novel mutation in the coding region for neurophysin II is associated with autosomal dominant neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus.
Heterologous expression of human vasopressin neurophysin precursors in a pituitary cell line: defective transport of mutant protein from patients with familial diabetes insipidus.
Moreover, OT and OT-associated human neurophysin have been reported to be common in cells of healthy breast tissue but are rarely or never detected in BC (34).