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Pancreatic Polypeptide

"Pancreatic Polypeptide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A 36-amino acid pancreatic hormone that is secreted mainly by endocrine cells found at the periphery of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS and adjacent to cells containing SOMATOSTATIN and GLUCAGON. Pancreatic polypeptide (PP), when administered peripherally, can suppress gastric secretion, gastric emptying, pancreatic enzyme secretion, and appetite. A lack of pancreatic polypeptide (PP) has been associated with OBESITY in rats and mice.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pancreatic Polypeptide" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pancreatic Polypeptide" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1990 and 1997
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