Orexina y sus aplicaciones en la Clínica.

Translated title of the contribution: Orexin and its clinical applications

Adriana Sánchez-García, Viviana Zomosa-Signoret, Rocío Ortiz-López, Román Vidaltamayo

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Orexins are peptide neurotransmitters that regulate arousal and motivated behaviors such as feeding and mating. Decreased levels of orexins ara causally correlated with narcolepsy and their synthetic agonists can be used to treat this disorder and induce wakefulness. Orexins also participate in regulating addictive behaviors and modulation of the orexinergic system could be useful as a pharmacological target for drug addiction and obesity treatment.
Translated title of the contributionOrexin and its clinical applications
Original languageSpanish
Article number8545
Number of pages11
JournalCiencia UANL
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)


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