Orexins: tissue localization, functions, and its relation to insulin secretion and diabetes mellitus.

@article{Adeghate2012OrexinsTL,
  title={Orexins: tissue localization, functions, and its relation to insulin secretion and diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Ernest A Adeghate},
  journal={Vitamins and hormones},
  year={2012},
  volume={89},
  pages={111-33}
}
Orexins play a role in many biological functions include sleep, feeding, and energy balance. They also regulate circadian rhythms and the way that we feel pain. Orexins have been identified in a variety of tissues including the cerebrospinal fluid, blood, hypothalamus, spinal cord, sensory ganglion, enteric nervous system, pituitary, adrenal, salivary and lacrimal glands, testis, vestibular gland, and skin. Orexins play a role in a variety of biological functions including arousal, sleeping… CONTINUE READING