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Agouti-Related Protein

"Agouti-Related Protein" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A secreted protein of approximately 131 amino acids that is related to AGOUTI SIGNALING PROTEIN and is also an antagonist of MELANOCORTIN RECEPTOR activity. It is expressed primarily in the HYPOTHALAMUS and the ADRENAL GLAND. As a paracrine signaling molecule, AGRP is known to regulate food intake and body weight. Elevated AGRP has been associated with OBESITY.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Agouti-Related Protein" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Agouti-Related Protein" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 55 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2016
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