peptide YY


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to peptide YY: leptin, amylin

peptide YY

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Growth hormone upregulates gastrin and peptide YY gene expression.
Peptide YY as a growth factor for intestinal epithelium.
Experimental and clinical observations have supported the concept that molecules which bind Y2 receptors, such as Peptide YY, have shown promise as obesity therapeutics.
The researchers measured ghrelin and peptide YY levels at multiple points along the way.
The agreement includes issued patent # 6,558,708, which claims a priority date from an original application filed May 17, 1995, and which, in part, is directed to inducing satiety in a mammal by administering peptide YY or functional analogs.
Peptide YY 3-36 is produced by the gut and is released into the circulation in response to food ingestion.
announced today it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to patents and patent applications from the University of Cincinnati covering analogs of Peptide YY, or peptide derivatives, in the fields of obesity, appetite suppression, reducing food intake, inducing weight loss and inducing satiety.
today announced the presentation of data from its Peptide YY 3-36 Nasal Spray (PYY) for the treatment of obesity at the 13th European Congress on Obesity in Prague, Czech Republic.
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.