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  • n. a 13-amino acid peptide that exerts neuromodulatory functions in the central nervous system and endocrine/paracrine actions in the periphery


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  • GPCR, the neurotensin type 1 receptor (NTS1), has been expressed in good yields in a folded form as a functionally competent, ligand binding receptor in E. coli.

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  • We also found that a precursor of neurotensin / neuromedin N (NTS), as well as UTS2B, a peptide with potent vasoconstrictor activity, are both highly enriched in HVC and could represent novel peptides used by HVC neurons themselves.

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  • Balzi E, Choder M, Chen WN, Varshavsky A, Goffeau A (1990) Cloning and functional analysis of the arginyl-tRNA-protein transferase gene ATE1 of Eriste E, Norberg A, Nepomuceno D, Kuei C, Kamme F, et al. (2005) A novel form of neurotensin post-translationally modified by arginylation.

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