pancreatic polypeptide

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pan·cre·at·ic pol·y·pep·tide

1. a 36-amino acid peptide secreted by islet cells of the pancreas in response to a meal and of uncertain physiologic function;
2. a family of gastrointestinal peptides, which includes pancreatic polypeptide, neuropeptide Y, and peptide YY.
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Zealand Pharma's other candidate is an analogue of amylin, a pancreatic peptide hormone known to play a key role in bringing down the intake of food and in controlling the postprandial plasma glucose levels.
We measured plasma concentrations of the following cytokines and chemokines: Interferon gamma (IFN-[gamma]), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-12p40 (IL-12p40), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), soluble CD40L (sCD40L), interleukin-1[beta] (IL-1[beta]), interleukin-4 (IL-4), interleukin-RA (IL-RA), interleukin-10 (IL-10), interleukin-13 (IL-13), eotaxin, fractalkine, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1(MCP-1) and chemokine (CXC motif) ligand8 (CXCL8 or formally known as IL-8)), and metabolic hormones such as connecting peptide (c-peptide), Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1), glucagon, insulin, peptide tyrosine or pancreatic peptide [YY.sub.3-36] (PYY), and leptin.
Additional RISH probes under development include alpha-fetoprotein, calcitonin, cytomegalovirus, gastrin, insulin, pancreatic peptide, and more.