Galanin (Galanin)

Galanin is a 30 amino acid neuropeptide which is cleaved from preprogalanin. It is involved in a number of physiological processes such as regulation of food intake, metabolism and reproduction, regulation of neurotransmitter and hormone release, nociception, intestinal contraction and secretion, and in nervous system development and response to injury. This wide diversity of action is mediated by several galanin receptor subtypes. Galanin is predominantly an inhibitory, hyperpolarizing neuropeptide and as such inhibits neurotransmitter release. The galanin receptor is often co-localized with classical neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine and also with other neuromodulators such as Neuropeptide Y, Substance P and Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide.

Swiss-Prot Accession Number: P22466

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This analyte is not currently part of Myriad RBM's testing menu.

Myriad RBM Publications Publications
Angiogenesis Dysregulation in Term Asphyxiated Newborns Treated with Hypothermia (2015) Shaikh H, Boudes E, Khoja Z, Shevell M, Wintermark P PLOS One