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npw

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Official Full Name
neuropeptide W
Background
The product of this gene is processed into 23- and 30-amino acid neuropeptides that bind and activate two G-protein coupled receptors in the central nervous system. The neuropeptides have been shown to enhance cortisol secretion from adrenal cells through the adenylate cyclase/protein kinase A signaling cascade. The preproprotein is translated using a non-AUG initiation codon that is inferred from analyses of the mouse ortholog.
Synonyms
NPW; neuropeptide W; PPL8; hPPL8; L8; L8C; PPNPW; Preproprotein L8