Role of neuropeptides in the regulation of feeding behavior: a review of cholecystokinin, bombesin, neuropeptide Y, and galanin.
The purpose of this report is to provide a review of four peptides (cholecystokinin, bombesin, neuropeptide Y, galanin) and their role in feeding behavior. Cholecystokinin (CCK) and bombesin (BBS) are considered satiety peptides, and neuropeptide Y (NPY) and galanin (GAL) have been proposed as appetite peptides. For the purposes of this review, satiety refers to the physiological cessation of feeding, and appetite refers to the drive to eat and exists in gradations.
Lee, MC; Schiffman, SS; Pappas, TN
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