Biosynthesis and Sorting of Neuropeptides

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1991 Jun;1(1):79-83. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(91)90013-w.


As part of the secretory process neuropeptides are sorted from other cellular compartments and concentrated in vesicles. The vesicles are transported to release sites and stored, awaiting the proper signal for exocytosis. Regulation of the packaging process has many implications for neuropeptide function.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Neuropeptides / biosynthesis
  • Neuropeptides / metabolism
  • Neuropeptides / physiology*


  • Neuropeptides