neurotensin


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neurotensin

 [noor″o-ten´sin]
a tridecapeptide that induces vasodilation and hypotension; present in the brain and intestine and postulated to be a neurotransmitter.

neu·ro·ten·sin

(nū'rō-ten'sin), [MIM*162650]
A 13-aminoacyl peptide neurotransmitter found in synapsomes in the hypothalamus, amygdala, basal ganglia, and dorsal gray matter of the spinal cord; plays a role in pain perception but its analgesic effects are not blocked by opioid antagonists; it also affects pituitary hormone release and gastrointestinal function.

neurotensin

/neu·ro·ten·sin/ (-ten´sin) a tridecapeptide found in small intestine and brain tissue; it induces vasodilation and hypotension, and in the brain it is a neurotransmitter.

neurotensin

[-ten′sin]
a peptide neurotransmitter found in various parts of the brain. It is involved in vasodilation, hypotension, and pain perception.

neu·ro·ten·sin

(nūr'ō-ten'sin)
A 13-amino acid peptide neurotransmitter found in synapsomes in the hypothalamus, amygdala, basal ganglia, and dorsal gray matter of the spinal cord.

neu·ro·ten·sin

(nū'rō-ten'sin) [MIM*162650]
A 13-amino acid peptide neurotransmitter in synapsomes in the hypothalamus, amygdala, basal ganglia, and dorsal gray matter of the spinal cord.

neurotensin (nŏŏ´ōten´sin),

n a 13-amino acid peptide neurotransmitter found in synapsomes in the hypothalamus, amygdala, basal ganglia, and dorsal gray matter of the spinal cord; it plays a role in pain perception. It also affects pituitary hormone release and gastrointestinal function.

neurotensin

a tridecapeptide which induces vasodilatation and hypotension; present in human brain tissue and postulated to be a neurotransmitter.
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PNT is a stable precursor to neurotensin, a hormone that has been linked to satiety and obesity, and a receptor for PNT is a major human CAD susceptibility gene variant.
pro-NT detects the release of the satiety hormone neurotensin and is applicable to all female individuals, regardless of genetic predispositions.
Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor.
Washington, October 11 ( ANI ): A study from Lund University in Sweden, has found a link between the increased level of neurotensin, a satiation hormone that circulates around the body in the blood, and the risk of diabetes, heart attack and breast cancer in women.
The present study was conducted to determine if a novel class of drugs, called neurotensin analogs, may offer atypical antipsychotic drug effects.
Gastrointestinal hormones, such as gastrin, neurotensin, cholecystokinin and pancreatic polypeptide, are also increased and result in vagal stimulation of smooth muscle fibres.
Some subjects examined include physiological properties of neurotensin and its role in cardiovascular regulation, the effects of passive smoking exposure, and women's cardiovascular health and prevention.
Confirmation of quantitative trait loci for ethanol sensitivity and neurotensin receptor density in crosses derived from the inbred high and low alcohol sensitive selectively bred rat lines.
Neurotensin is generated in response to fat consumption, and together with an inflammatory protein, it accelerates the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Another explanation for normotension in pheochromocytoma is the fact that apart from catecholamine, these tumors secrete more than 10 other substances: calcitonin, somatostatin, neurotensin, adrenocorticotropin, [beta]-endorphin, lipotropin, metenkephalin, dopamine, neuropeptide Y and occasionally, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP).
Rahway, NJ) has patented a new family of receptors, growth hormone secretagogue-related receptors, which exhibit moderate sequence identity to both the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R) and the neurotensin receptor (NT-R).
In a second report, graduate student Yigong Xing and her colleagues describe several experiments in which they tracked RNA made by two genes, one carrying the code for a nerve-cell chemical called neurotensin and the other coding for a structural component of cells called fibronectin.