It is one of the active peptide fragments resulting from maturation of preproapelin. Apelin family of peptides and receptor has been potentially indicated as target therapeutics of eating disorder and obesity.
Lv, S-Y. et al. peptides, 44:87-92 (2013).
Sequence (One-Letter Code)
Sequence (Three-Letter Code)
H - Phe - Arg - Arg - Gln - Arg - Pro - Arg - Leu - Ser - His - Lys - Gly - Pro - Met - Pro - Phe - OH