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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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.
The actions of CRF (and of the related peptides urocortin I, II, and III) are modulated by CRF-binding protein and mediated through interaction with two receptors known as excitatory G-protein-coupled receptors (i.
The role of corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin in brain mechanisms controlling feed intake of sheep.
Levels of IL-10 and Treg lymphocytes are increased by urocortin, an immunomodulator used in the treatment of arthritis.
Chen and his team have found, for the first time, sound evidence that three family members known as urocortin 1, 2 and 3 - are responsible for turning off the stress response.
Agents that interact with CRF- Binding Protein raise the levels of urocortin (neuropeptide, CRF family member) and other free peptides in brain tissue, with neuro-protective effects.