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Urocortins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Urocortins
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.857
D12.644.400.837
D12.644.548.887
Unique ID
D054832
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054832
Scope Note
Neuropeptides of about 40 amino acids which are structurally similar to CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING FACTOR. Unlike CRF acting primarily through type 1 CRF RECEPTORS, urocortins signal preferentially through type 2 CRF receptors. Urocortins have wide tissue distribution from fish to mammals, and diverse functions. In mammals, urocortins can suppress food intake, delays gastric emptying, and decreases heat-induced edema.
Entry Term(s)
Ucn II
Ucn III
Urocortin
Urocortin 1
Urocortin 2
Urocortin 3
Urocortin I
Urocortin II
Urocortin III
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (1995-2007)
Public MeSH Note
2008; UROCORTIN was indexed under CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE 1995-2007
History Note
2008 (1995)
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Urocortins Preferred
Urocortin 3 Narrower
Urocortin 1 Narrower
Urocortin 2 Narrower
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