NTS (Neurotensin) is a Protein Coding gene. This gene encodes a common precursor for two peptides, neuromedin N and neurotensin. NTS is a neuropeptide distributed in the central nervous and digestive systems. It belongs to the neurotensin family. NTS is an endogenous tridecapeptide of the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract of different mammalian species including the human. The human gene encoding neurotensin has previously been assigned to chromosome 12 but no regional localization was available. NTS is widely expressed in the central and peripheral nervous system, which is mainly mediated by neurotensin receptor1 (NTSR1) to activate the related downstream signaling pathways. Diseases associated with NTS include Dumping Syndrome and Duodenogastric Reflux.