Enhanced expression of neurotensin/neuromedin N mRNA and products of NT/NMN precursor processing in neonatal rats

  title={Enhanced expression of neurotensin/neuromedin N mRNA and products of NT/NMN precursor processing in neonatal rats},
  author={Koutarou Muraki and S. P. Mitra and P. Dobner and R. Carraway},
  • Koutarou Muraki, S. P. Mitra, +1 author R. Carraway
  • Published 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Peptides
  • Intestinal levels of immunoreactive neurotensin (iNT) and neuromedin N (iNMN), as well as mRNA for the NT/NMN precursor, were elevated during the suckling period in rats. While transient expression of NT/NMN was observed at 1-5 days of age in the proximal small intestine and colon, NT/NMN levels in the ileum increased to peak at 10-20 days of age and then decreased to adult levels. The levels of these peptides were not elevated in the central nervous system and pituitary over this time period… CONTINUE READING
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