Novel signals mediating the functions of somatostatin: the emerging role of NO/cGMP.

@article{Thermos2008NovelSM,
  title={Novel signals mediating the functions of somatostatin: the emerging role of NO/cGMP.},
  author={Kyriaki Thermos},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={286 1-2},
  pages={49-57}
}
The neuropeptide somatostatin is a cyclic tetradecapeptide, which is widely distributed in the peripheral and central nervous system. It mediates a plethora of physiological actions and functions as a neurotransmitter, neuromodulator or trophic factor. Somatostatin activates six receptor subtypes that are expressed differentially in different tissues and… CONTINUE READING