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A small family of neuropeptides of the CRF (corticotropin-releasing factor) family synthesized in the anterior pituitary. Urocortin I (40 aa; 123 aa precursor) stimulates secretion of ACTH through the type 1 corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor (CRH receptor) that mediates the ‘fight or flight’ response. Urocortin II (urocortin-related peptide, stresscopin-related peptide, 43 aa) and urocortin III (stresscopin, 40 aa) are specific ligands for the type-2 CRH receptor which mediates stress-coping responses.

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