Endogenous peptide agonist of Neuropeptide B/Neuropeptide W receptors NPBW1 and NPBW2 (previously known as GPR7 and GPR8 respectively). Increases food intake following injection into the paraventricular nucleus.
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Identification of neuropeptide W as the endogenous ligand for orphan G-protein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8.
Shimomura et al.
Identification of natural ligands for the orphan G prortein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8.
Brezillon et al.
Injection of neuropeptide W into paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus increases food intake.
Levine et al.
The NPB/NPW neuropeptide system and its role in regulating energy homeostasis, pain, and emotion.
Hondo et al.
Results Probl.Cell Differ., 2008;46:239