Orexin A (human, rat, mouse)
Cat. No. 1455
Biological ActivityEndogenous agonist at orexin receptors (Ki values are 20 and 38 nM for OX1 and OX2 receptors respectively). Stimulates feeding following central administration and may be involved in the control of sleep-wake cycle and other hypothalamic functions.
(Modifications: X = Glp, Disulfide bridge between 6 - 12, 7 - 14, Leu-33 = C-terminal amide)
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Kilduff and Peyron (2000) The hypocretin/orexin ligand-receptor system: implications for sleep and sleep disorders. TiNS 23 359. PMID: 10906799.
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Sakurai et al (1998) Orexins and orexin receptors: a family of hypothalamic neuropeptides and G protein-coupled receptors that regulate feeding behaviour. Cell 92 573. PMID: 9491897.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Orexin A (human, rat, mouse) include:
Kim et al (2015) Involvement of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Orexin-A-induced Angiogenesis in Vascular Endothelial Cells. Brain Res 19 327. PMID: 26170736.
Guo and Feng (2012) OX2R activation induces PKC-mediated ERK and CREB phosphorylation. Exp Cell Res 318 2004. PMID: 22652455.
Moorman and Aston-Jones (2010) Orexin/hypocretin modulates response of ventral tegmental dopamine neurons to prefrontal activation: diurnal influences. J Neurosci 30 15585. PMID: 21084614.
Gompf and Aston-Jones (2008) Role of orexin input in the diurnal rhythm of locus coeruleus impulse activity. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1224 43. PMID: 18614159.
Holland et al (2005) Orexin 1 receptor activation attenuates neurogenic dural vasodilation in an animal model of trigeminovascular nociception. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol 315 1380. PMID: 16160082.
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