The role of neurotensin in physiologic and pathologic processes.

TitleThe role of neurotensin in physiologic and pathologic processes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
JournalCurrent opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity
Volume18
Issue1
Pagination75-82
Date Published2011 Feb
ISSN1752-296X
AbstractNeurotensin is a 13-amino acid peptide found in the central nervous system central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Since its initial discovery in 1973, neurotensin has been shown to play a role in a wide range of physiologic and pathologic processes throughout the body. Ongoing research efforts continue to clarify the role of neurotensin in various central nervous system and gastrointestinal processes, as well as how disruption of these normal mechanisms may lead to diseases ranging from schizophrenia to colorectal cancer. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of the most recent advances in the field of neurotensin research, in the context of what has been previously published.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MED.0b013e3283419052
DOI10.1097/MED.0b013e3283419052
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21124211?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleCurr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes