The regulatory role of neurotensin on the hypothalamic-anterior pituitary axons: emphasis on the control of thyroid-related functions.

Neurotensin (NT) is a 13 amino acid neurohormone and/or neuromodulator, located in the synaptic vesicles and released from the neuronal terminals in a calcium-dependent manner. This peptide is present among mammalian and nonmammalian species, mainly in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Due to its neuroendocrine activity, NT has been… CONTINUE READING