Tridecapeptide hormone (sequence: ELYENKPRRPYIL) of gastrointestinal tract: has general vascular and neuroendocrine actions.
Neurotensin is a 13 amino acid neuropeptide that is implicated in the regulation of luteinizing hormone and prolactin release and has significant interaction with the dopaminergic system. Neurotensin was first isolated from extracts of bovine hypothalamus based on its ability to cause a visible vasodilation in the exposed cutaneous regions of anes...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotensin
(from the article `digestive system, human`) Secreted by the N cells of the ileum in response to fat in the small intestine, neurotensin modulates motility, relaxes the lower esophageal ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/n/29
(noor″o-ten´sin) a tridecapeptide that induces vasodilation and hypotension; present in the brain and intestine and postulated to be a neurotransmitter.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
<protein> Tridecapeptide hormone (sequence: ELYENKPRRPYIL) of gastrointestinal tract: has general vascular and neuroendocrine actions. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: nū′rō-ten′sin Definitions: 1. 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 ...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=60298
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