Orexin A, human

Tetracosactide is a synthetic peptide, which corresponds to the first 24 amino acids of the naturally occurring hormone ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). It stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, and, to a lesser extent, androgens.

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Chemical Structure
ExplanationOrexin A human, rat, mouse, a 33 amino acid excitatory neuropeptide, orchestrates diverse central and peripheral processes. Orexin A human, rat, mouse is a specific, high-affinity agonist for G-protein-coupled receptor OX1R. Orexin A human, rat, mouse has a role in the regulation of feeding behavior. Orexin A human, rat, mouse is an effective anti-nociceptive and anti-hyperalgesic agent in mice and rats.
SequenceOne Letter Code: {Glp}-PLPDCCRQKTCSCRLYELLHGAGNHAAGILTL-NH2 (Disulfide bridge: Cys6-Cys12, Cys7-Cys14)
Three Letter Code:{Glp}-Pro-Leu-Pro-Asp-Cys-Cys-Arg-Gln-Lys-Thr-Cys-Ser-Cys-Arg-Leu-Tyr-Glu-Leu-Leu-His-Gly-Ala-Gly-Asn-His-Ala-Ala-Gly-IIE-Leu-Thr-Leu-NH2 (Disulfide bridge: Cys6-Cys12, Cys7-Cys14)
Biological ActivityEndogenous agonist at orexin receptors (Ki values are 20 and 38 nM for OX1 and OX2 receptors respectively). Stimulates feeding following central administration and may be involved in the control of sleep-wake cycle and other hypothalamic functions.
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