Catalog Number: 3009
Alternate Names: NPW-23
Biological Activity
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.
Technical Data
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  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Identification of neuropeptide W as the endogenous ligand for orphan G-protein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8.
    Shimomura et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2002;277:35826
  2. Identification of natural ligands for the orphan G prortein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8.
    Brezillon et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2003;278:776
  3. Injection of neuropeptide W into paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus increases food intake.
    Levine et al.
    Am.J.Physiol.Regul.Integr.Comp.Physiol., 2005;288:R1727
  4. 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
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