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Galanin-like peptide

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Galanin-like peptide

Galanin-like peptide
Symbol GALP
Entrez 85569
HUGO 24840
OMIM 611178
RefSeq NM_033106
UniProt Q9UBC7
Other data
Locus Chr. 19 q13.42

Galanin-like peptide (GALP) is a neuropeptide present in humans and other mammals. It is a 60-amino acid polypeptide produced in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus and the posterior pituitary gland.[1][2][3] It is involved in the regulation of appetite and may also have other roles such as in inflammation, sex behavior, and stress.[4][5][6][7][8][9]


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