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Chemical Urocortins

Name Urocortins
Equivalent Terms Ucn II | Ucn III | Urocortin | Urocortin 1 | Urocortin 2 | Urocortin 3 | Urocortin I | Urocortin II | Urocortin III
Definition Neuropeptides of about 40 amino acids which are structurally similar to CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR. Unlike CRF acting primarily through type 1 CRF RECEPTORS, urocortins signal preferentially through type 2 CRF receptors. Urocortins have wide tissue distribution from fish to mammals, and diverse functions. In mammals, urocortins can suppress food intake, delays gastric emptying, and decreases heat-induced edema.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D054832
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1. ChemicalsHormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Urocortins
2. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Neuropeptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Urocortins
3. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Urocortins

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Urocortins
  UCN1 protein, human
  Ucn1 protein, mouse
  Ucn1 protein, rat
  UCN2 protein, human
  UCN3 protein, human
  Ucn3 protein, mouse
  urocortin 2, mouse
  urocortin 3 protein, mouse
  urocortin 3, rat