enterostatin


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enterostatin

(ĕn′tə-rō-stăt′n)
n.
A protein that is produced by the pancreas after food is ingested and that inhibits insulin secretion and regulates fat intake.
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Enterostatin is produced in the gastric mucosa and small intestine.
Olibra appears to activate two peptides, CCK and enterostatin, more strongly and for a longer time than other fats do, says David Horrobin, chief executive officer of Scotia.
In tests at Pennington, lead scientists David York and George Bray found that rats that normally produce high levels of enterostatin avoid high-fat dishes.