GAL
LOCUS ID2586
GENE_SYMBOLGAL
GENE NAMEgalanin
SYNONYMNSGALN, GLNN
CHROMOSOME11
HOMOLOGENE ID136255
DiseaseType 2 diabetes
PMIDs23653288
GENE SUMMARY
Galanin is small neuropeptide that functions as a cellular messenger within the central and peripheral nervous systems, modulating diverse physiologic functions (Mechenthaler, 2008 [PubMed 18500643]).[supplied by OMIM, Jan 2009]

OBSERVATIONS
Gal and its relative agents are potential targets for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its complications.