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Mesh term Agouti-Related Protein

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Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins

Description

A secreted protein of approximately 131 amino acids that is related to AGOUTI SIGNALING PROTEIN and is also an antagonist of MELANOCORTIN RECEPTOR activity. It is expressed primarily in the HYPOTHALAMUS and the ADRENAL GLAND. As a paracrine signaling molecule, AGRP is known to regulate food intake and body weight. Elevated AGRP has been associated with OBESITY.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-310 bff9d975ec7f2d302586822146c2801dd4449aad