Gene Music Using Protein Sequence of AVP "ARGININE VASOPRESSIN"
Gene Music using Protein Sequence of AVPR1B "ARGININE VASOPRESSIN RECEPTOR 1B"
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Gene Music Using Protein Sequence of AVPI1 "ARGININE VASOPRESSIN-INDUCED 1"
Vasopressin, also named antidiuretic hormone (ADH), arginine vasopressin (AVP) or argipressin, is a hormone synthesized as a peptide prohormone in neurons in the hypothalamus, and is converted to AVP. It then travels down the axon of that cell, which terminates in the posterior pituitary, and is released from vesicles into the circulation in response to extracellular fluid hypertonicity (hyperosmolality). AVP has two primary functions. First, it increases the amount of solute-free water reabsorbed back into the circulation from the filtrate in the kidney tubules of the nephrons. Second, AVP constricts arterioles, which increases peripheral vascular resistance and raises arterial blood pressure.