peptide YY

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pep·tide YY

(pep'tīd)
A hormone released by the small intestine to signal the brain to stop eating.

peptide YY

An appetite-regulating protein released by L cells of the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract in response to a meal. It binds to cells in the arcuate nucleus of the brain, decreases the desire to eat, and creates a feeling of fullness.
See also: peptide
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Peptide tyrosine tyrosine 3-36 (PYY 3-36) is a peptide that is cosecreted with GLP1 from the L cells in response to a meal [3].
As for GLP-1, the postprandial secretion of PYY 3-36 appears to be potentiated following bariatric surgeries that speed the delivery of undigested nutrients further down the intestine [9] and is also thought to be a contributor to the weight loss seen following these surgical procedures.
(Bothell, WA) announced it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) (CSMC) Peptide YY patent, patent applications, and proprietary know-how estate to support ongoing commercialization efforts of Nastech's investigational PYY 3-36 Nasal Spray for Obesity.
(Bothell, WA) announced today it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA) (CSMC) Peptide YY patent , patent applications, and proprietary know-how estate to support ongoing commercialization efforts of Nastech's investigational PYY 3-36 Nasal Spray for Obesity.