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neuropeptide hormone activity

The action characteristic of a neuropeptide hormone, any peptide hormone that acts in the central nervous system. A neuropeptide is any of several types of molecules found in brain tissue, composed of short chains of amino acids; they include endorphins, enkephalins, vasopressin, and others. They are often localized in axon terminals at synapses and are classified as putative neurotransmitters, although some are also hormones. Synonym: neurohormone;

from GO source record: GO:0005184
Type: functional_set
Taxonomic scope
:
conserved biosystem
BSID:
490445

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