This gene belongs to the NPY family and it encodes a protein that is synthesized as a 95 aa polypeptide precursor in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. It is cleaved into two peptide products\; the active hormone of 36 aa and an icosapeptide of unknown function. The hormone acts as a regulator of pancreatic and gastrointestinal functions and may be important in the regulation of food intake. Plasma level of this hormone has been shown to be reduced in conditions associated with increased food intake and elevated in anorexia nervosa. In addition, infusion of this hormone in obese rodents has shown to decrease weight gain.
Alternative names and synonyms associated with Pancreatic Polypeptide (PPY)
pancreatic polypeptide (PPY) antibody
pancreatic polypeptide (Ppy) antibody
peptide YY (PYY) antibody
Protein level used designations for Pancreatic Polypeptide Proteins (PPY)