AGRP

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AGRPAgouti-Related Protein
AGRPAcid Gas Removal Plant
AGRPAcademic Geriatric Resource Program (California)
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Regulation of adipose tissue leptin secretion by alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and agouti-related protein: further evidence of an interaction between leptin and the melanocortin signalling system.
Stanley et al., "Chronic CNS administration of Agouti-related protein (Agrp) reduces energy expenditure," International Journal of Obesity, vol.
Bell et al., "Divergent regulation of hypothalamic neuropeptide Y and agouti-related protein by photoperiod in F344 rats with differential food intake and growth," Journal of Neuroendocrinology, vol.
Furthermore, preliminary data indicate that the agouti-related protein (AGRP) gene controls melanin synthesis and processing of endogenous antagonist of the melanocortin system (Nadeau et al., 2007).
The neurophilic factors essentially AGRP (agouti-related protein), BNDF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), CNTF (human ciliary neurotrophic factor), AREG (schwannoma-derived growth factor, Amphiregulin) is a growth factor as well as a mitogen for astrocytes, Schwann cells, and fibroblasts [18], b-NGF (basic nerve growth factor), NT-3 (neurotrophin-3), NT-4 (neurotrophin-3), activin A, and prolactin (Table 1(d)).
The set of oligonucleotide primers and fluorescent probes used in TaqMan quantitative PCR was provided by Applied Biosystems: cytoplasmic [beta]-actin, Rn00667869_m1; prepro-ghrelin, Rn00572319_m1; GHSR, Rn00821417_m1; membrane bound O-acyltransferase domain containing 4 (ghrelin O-acyltransferase; GOAT), Rn02079102_s1; neuropeptide Y (NPY): Rn00561681_m1; agouti-related protein (AgRP): Rn01431703_g1; proopiomelanocortin (POMC): Rn00595020_m1; promelanin-concentrating hormone (MCH): Rn00561766_g1; and hypocretin (prepro-orexin), Rn00565995_m1.
The results of other studies measuring ethanol consumption in animals in which genes such as those encoding proteins called adiponectin receptor 2, agouti-related protein, neurokinin-1 receptor, PSD-95, and adenylyl cyclase type 5 had been knocked out have yet to be confirmed in independent studies.
[alpha]-MSH and agouti-related protein (AgRP) are respectively an agonist and an antagonist of the brain melanocortin receptors [47,48].
While numerous hormones have been shown to be involved in feed intake, he focused on the appetite stimulating effects of ghrelin, orexin, neuropeptide Y and agouti-related protein, and the appetite suppressive effects of growth hormone, leptin and urocortin.
The modulation of the energy balance is associated with altered expression of hypothalamic peptides involved in energy metabolism, including agouti-related protein (AgRP).