Receptors, Somatostatin


Receptor, Somatostatin

Receptors, SRIH

Receptors, Somatotropin Release Inhibiting Hormone

SRIH Receptors

Somatostatin Receptor

Somatostatin Receptors

Cell surface proteins that bind somatostatin and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. Somatostatin is a hypothalamic hormone, a pancreatic hormone, and a central and peripheral neurotransmitter. Activated somatostatin receptors on pituitary cells inhibit the release of growth hormone; those on endocrine and gastrointestinal cells regulate the absorption and utilization of nutrients; and those on neurons mediate somatostatin's role as a neurotransmitter.

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