Definition of neuropeptide in English:


Syllabification: neu·ro·pep·tide
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈpeptīd


  • Any of a group of compounds that act as neurotransmitters and are short-chain polypeptides.
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    • To date, we know of approximately 300 substances that act as neurotransmitters, including endorphins, neuropeptides, adrenaline, noradrenaline and acetylcholine.
    • Most biologically active peptide hormones and neuropeptides are produced from larger inactive precursor proteins by endoproteolytic cleavage and further processing within the secretory pathway.
    • TppII is 38% identical to human and rat proteins that degrade neuropeptides by attacking their amino termini and releasing three amino acid fragments.

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