Distribution of Alarin Immunoreactivity in the Mouse Brain

  title={Distribution of Alarin Immunoreactivity in the Mouse Brain},
  author={Nicole Eberhard and Christian Thomas Mayer and Radmila Santic and Ruben Peco Navio and Andrea Wagner and Hans Christian Bauer and G{\"u}nther Sperk and Ulrich Boehm and Barbara Kofler},
  booktitle={Journal of Molecular Neuroscience},
Alarin is a 25 amino acid peptide that belongs to the galanin peptide family. It is derived from the galanin-like peptide gene by a splice variant, which excludes exon 3. Alarin was first identified in gangliocytes of neuroblastic tumors and later shown to have a vasoactive function in the skin. Recently, alarin was demonstrated to stimulate food intake as well as the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis in rodents, suggesting that it might be a neuromodulatory peptide in the brain. However, the… CONTINUE READING
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