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orexins

Known as: Orexins [Chemical/Ingredient], Hypocretins, hypocretin 
Neuropeptide hormones that play a role in regulating a variety of behavioral and physiological processes in response to motivational stimuli.
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Review
2007
Review
2007
  • T. Sakurai
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • 2007
  • Corpus ID: 8932862
Sleep and wakefulness are regulated to occur at appropriate times that are in accordance with our internal and external… 
Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
The lateral hypothalamus is a brain region historically implicated in reward and motivation, but the identity of the… 
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Orexins (hypocretins) are neuropeptides synthesized in the central nervous system exclusively by neurons of the lateral… 
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The localization of orexin neuropeptides in the lateral hypothalamus has focused interest on their role in ingestion. The… 
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We determined the immunohistochemical distributions of orexin-A and orexin-B, hypothalamic peptides that function in the… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The novel neuropeptides called hypocretins (orexins) have recently been identified as being localized exclusively in cell bodies… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
We describe a hypothalamus-specific mRNA that encodes preprohypocretin, the putative precursor of a pair of peptides that share…