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Potent GPR171 agonist (EC50 = 1.6 nM). ProSAAS-derived peptide. Regulates body weight in mice and promotes the outgrowth of neurites in Neuro2A cells.
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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Gomes et al (2013) GPR171 is a hypothalamic G protein-coupled receptor for BigLEN, a neuropeptide involved in feeding. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. 110 16211 PMID: 24043826
Mack et al (2019) Neuropeptide PEN and its receptor GPR83: distribution, signaling, and regulation. ACS Chem.Neurosci. 10 1884 PMID: 30726666
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