amylin

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dextrin, amylin, starch gum

A starch-like compound having strong adhesive properties; an amorphous, odorless, sweetish-tasting, white, water-soluble gum; used as a wallpaper adhesive.
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Estrogen can prevent or reverse obesity and diabetes in mice expressing human islet amyloid polypeptide.
A major component of islet amyloid is a 37-amino-acid polypeptide termed islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) or amylin, produced and secreted by the islet beta cells.
Fasting plasma islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) was reported to be increased in patients with PC (1), and a soluble factor from PC cells was reported to stimulate IAPP secretion (2), suggesting the possibility of an increase of IAPP in the plasma of patients with PC.