Orexins (hypocretins) and adrenal function.

@article{Jhren2004OrexinsA,
  title={Orexins (hypocretins) and adrenal function.},
  author={Olaf J{\"o}hren and Norbert Br{\"u}ggemann and Pauline Dominiak},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          370-5
        }
}
The recently discovered neuropeptides orexin A and B regulate feeding behavior, neuroendocrine and autonomic functions, and sleep-wakefulness by central mechanisms. The expression of orexins and orexin receptors in various peripheral organs and the presence of orexin A in blood indicate the existence of a peripheral orexin system. In rat and human adrenal glands, both OX (1) and OX (2) receptor subtypes have been described with a predominant expression of OX (2) receptors in the adrenal cortex… CONTINUE READING
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