Novel localization of orexin A in the tubular cytotypes of the rat testis.

@article{Tafuri2010NovelLO,
  title={Novel localization of orexin A in the tubular cytotypes of the rat testis.},
  author={Simona Tafuri and Roberta Lo Muto and Luigi Michele Pavone and Salvatore Valiante and Anna Costagliola and Norma Staiano and Alfredo Vittoria},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={164 2-3},
  pages={53-7}
}
The hypothalamic peptides orexin A (OXA) and orexin B (OXB), deriving from the proteolytic cleavage of the precursor molecule prepro-orexin, have also been localized in multiple cerebral areas and peripheral organs. They regulate food intake, arterial blood pressure, heart rate, sleep/wake cycle, sexual behavior, arousal, and the hypothalamic/hypophyseal axes. Prepro-orexin mRNA expression and OXA-immunoreactivity were previously detected in the rat testis at different ages of postnatal… CONTINUE READING