Neuromedin U (NmU) is a vertebrate peptide which stimulates uterine smooth muscle contraction and causes selective vasoconstriction. Like most other active peptides, it is proteolytically processed from a larger precursor protein. The mature peptides are 8 (NmU-8) to 25 (NmU-25) residues long and C-terminally amidated. The sequence of the C-terminal extremity of NmU is extremely well conserved across species.
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Protein Aliases: Neuromedin precursor-related peptide 33; Neuromedin precursor-related peptide 36; Neuromedin-U; Neuromedin-U-25; NmU 25; NmU-25; NURP33; NURP36; prepro-NMU
Gene Aliases: NMU
UniProt ID: (Human) P48645
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 10874