Potent galanin receptor 2/3 (GAL2/GAL3) agonist (EC50 values are 45.7 and 112.2 nM, respectively). Exhibits no significant activity at galanin receptor 1. Endogenous satiety-inducing peptide; inhibits long chain fatty acid uptake by adipocytes and decreases food consumption in diet-induced obese mice and rats. Attenuates LH secretion in goldfish. Exhibits anxiolytic effects in vivo.
(Modifications: Gln-14 = C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Walewski et al (2014) Spexin is a novel human peptide that reduces adipocyte uptake of long chain fatty acids and causes weight loss in rodents with diet-induced obesity Obesity (Silver Spring) 22 1643 PMID: 24550067
Reyes-Alcaraz et al (2016) Development of spexin-based human galanin receptor type II-specific agonists with increased stability in serum and anxiolytic effect in mice. Sci.Rep. 6 21453 PMID: 26907960
Kim et al (2014) Coevolution of the spexin/galanin/kisspeptin family: Spexin activates galanin receptor type II and III. Endocrinology 155 1864 PMID: 24517231
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Peptides Involved in Appetite Modulation Scientific Review
Written by Sonia Tucci, Lynsay Kobelis and Tim Kirkham, this review provides a synopsis of the increasing number of peptides that have been implicated in appetite regulation and energy homeostasis; putative roles of the major peptides are outlined and compounds available from Tocris are listed.