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Peptides. 1991 Jul-Aug;12(4):865-9.

Amylin decreases food intake in mice.

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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.


The isolation of amylin from pancreatic islets has stimulated interest in its potential role in the pathogenesis of type II diabetes mellitus and in its possible physiological roles. Amylin administered intraperitoneally decreased food intake in non-food-deprived and food-deprived diabetic and nondiabetic mice. Amylin also decreased feeding induced by insulin administration without significantly affecting blood glucose levels. Amylin also decreased food intake following intracerebroventricular administration. It is possible that amylin plays a physiological role in appetite regulation and may play a pathophysiological role in the altered appetites seen in some persons with type II diabetes mellitus.

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