"Somatostatin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A 14-amino acid peptide named for its ability to inhibit pituitary GROWTH HORMONE release, also called somatotropin release-inhibiting factor. It is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the gut, and other organs. SRIF can also inhibit the release of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE; PROLACTIN; INSULIN; and GLUCAGON besides acting as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. In a number of species including humans, there is an additional form of somatostatin, SRIF-28 with a 14-amino acid extension at the N-terminal.
- Somatostatin, Cyclic
- Somatostatin 14
- Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor
- Somatotropin Release Inhibiting Factor
- Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Hormone
- Somatotropin Release Inhibiting Hormone
- Cyclic Somatostatin
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