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Japanese scientists discover appetite-regulating molecule Nestatin-1
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:17 am Email this article
Japanese scientists discovered a naturally-occuring molecule called Nestatin-1 which helps to regulate appetite. Giving animals injections of this molecule decreased appetite, while blocking the molecule increased appetite. This could lead to an obesity treatment, but if so, it is years away. REFERENCE
Oh-I S, Shimizu H, Satoh T, Okada S, Adachi S, Inoue K, Eguchi H, Yamamoto M, Imaki T, Hashimoto K, Tsuchiya T, Monden T, Horiguchi K, Yamada M, Mori M. Identification of nesfatin-1 as a satiety molecule in the hypothalamus. Nature. advance online publication 2006 Oct 1.
Department of Medicine and Molecular Science
Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Showa-machi, Maebashi 371-8511, Japan
Thank you to Michael Anchors, MD, PhD who sent me this article.
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