Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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Peptide Hormones: Therapeutic Targets in Appetite Regulation

Author(s): Alison M. Wren, Stephen R. Bloom.

Abstract:

Recent studies have identified a novel role for gut-derived peptides in the physiological regulation of appetite and body weight. This data is reviewed and the potential of peptide hormones, particularly ghrelin, PYY, GLP-1 and oxyntomodulin, as therapies for anorexia and obesity is explored.

Keywords: Obesity, Gut hormones, PYY, Oxyntomodulin, Ghrelin, Anorexia

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 9
Year: 2006
Page: [593 - 597]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157018006778341219
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