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Name: Receptors, Somatostatin
Description: 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.
Synonyms:
Receptors, SRIH; Receptors, Somatotropin Release Inhibiting Hormone; SRIH Receptors; Somatostatin Receptors; Somatostatin Receptor; Receptor, Somatostatin