Aliases for NTS Gene
External Ids for NTS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NTS Gene
This gene encodes a common precursor for two peptides, neuromedin N and neurotensin. Neurotensin is a secreted tridecapeptide, which is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system, and may function as a neurotransmitter or a neuromodulator. It may be involved in dopamine-associated pathophysiological events, in the maintenance of gut structure and function, and in the regulation of fat metabolism. Neurotensin also exhibits antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi. Tissue-specific processing may lead to the formation in some tissues of larger forms of neuromedin N and neurotensin. The large forms may represent more stable peptides that are also biologically active. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for NTS Gene
NTS (Neurotensin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NTS include Duodenogastric Reflux and Dumping Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include neuropeptide hormone activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NTS Gene
Neurotensin may play an endocrine or paracrine role in the regulation of fat metabolism. It causes contraction of smooth muscle.
Neurotensin (NT) is a brain and gastrointestinal peptide that acts on three subtypes of neurotensin receptors: the G-protein-coupled receptors NTS1 (high affinity) and NTS2 (low affinity) and the single transmembrane receptor NTS3 (Sortilin 1).