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The neuropeptide BW receptor 1 (NPBW1, provisional nomenclature ) is activated by two 23-amino-acid peptides, neuropeptide W (neuropeptide W-23 (NPW, Q8N729)) and neuropeptide B (neuropeptide B-23 (NPB, Q8NG41)) [3,7]. C-terminally extended forms of the peptides (neuropeptide W-30 (NPW, Q8N729) and neuropeptide B-29 (NPB, Q8NG41)) also activate NPBW1 . Unique to both forms of neuropeptide B is the N-terminal bromination of the first tryptophan residue, and it is from this post-translational modification that the nomenclature NPB is derived. These peptides were first identified from bovine hypothalamus and therefore are classed as neuropeptides. Endogenous variants of the peptides without the N-terminal bromination, des-Br-neuropeptide B-23 (NPB, Q8NG41) and des-Br-neuropeptide B-29 (NPB, Q8NG41), were not found to be major components of bovine hypothalamic tissue extracts. The NPBW2 receptor is activated by the short and C-terminal extended forms of neuropeptide W and neuropeptide B .
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Database page citation:
Anthony P. Davenport, Gurminder Singh. Neuropeptide W/neuropeptide B receptors. Accessed on 28/02/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=45.
Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:
Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5744-5869.