Protein Name neurotensin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4922
Gene Symbol

NTS

UniProt P30990 (NEUT_HUMAN), Q6FH20 (Q6FH20_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 398
Total Number of Articles : 420
Description

neurotensin

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a common precursor for two peptides, neuromedin N and neurotensin. Neurotensin is a secreted tridecapeptide, which is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system, and may function as a neurotransmitter or a neuromodulator. It may be involved in dopamine-associated pathophysiological events, in the maintenance of gut structure and function, and in the regulation of fat metabolism. Neurotensin also exhibits antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi. Tissue-specific processing may lead to the formation in some tissues of larger forms of neuromedin N and neurotensin. The large forms may represent more stable peptides that are also biologically active. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]

synonyms
  • neurotensin/neuromedin N
  • pro-neurotensin/neuromedin
  • NMN-125
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Properties