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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

A highly basic, 28 amino acid neuropeptide released from intestinal mucosa. It has a wide range of biological actions affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and is neuroprotective. It binds special receptors (RECEPTORS, VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE).

Year introduced: 1984(1977)

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.317.950, D06.472.699.952, D12.644.400.875, D12.644.548.952, D12.776.631.650.875

MeSH Unique ID: D014660

Registry Number: 37221-79-7

Entry Terms:

  • Intestinal Peptide, Vasoactive
  • Peptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
  • Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
  • Intestinal Polypeptide, Vasoactive
  • Polypeptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
  • VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)
  • Vasointestinal Peptide
  • Peptide, Vasointestinal

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