Are neuropeptides brain hormones?

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Abstract / Description of output

Neurones use many different chemical signals to communicate information, including more than 100 different peptides. Many of these neuropeptides evoke specific and coherent behaviours and have been linked to a number of neurological disorders. Increasingly, we are recognising that peptide signals play a role in information processing that is quite unlike that of conventional neurotransmitters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-2
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Animals
  • Behavior
  • Brain
  • Hormones
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamus
  • Neuropeptides
  • Neurotransmitter Agents
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
  • Signal Transduction


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