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, a group of neuropeptides, have been correlated with reduction of high fat intake.
David York, an obesity researcher at the Pennington Institute who has studied the effects of enterostatin, says studies of animals show that elevated levels of the peptide do appear to reduce their intake of fat long-term.
Enterostatin, a peptide produced in the pancreas of animals, plays a role in inhibiting fat intake in laboratory rats, say researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
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.