Neuropeptide Y: a central regulator of energy homeostasis.

  title={Neuropeptide Y: a central regulator of energy homeostasis.},
  author={Jeffrey D White},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  volume={49 2},
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a 36 amino acid peptide belonging to the pancreatic polypeptide family of neuroendocrine hormones. It is the most abundant peptide yet discovered in the mammalian brain and is widely expressed by neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as adrenal medullary cells. Recently, a large number of studies have focussed on the potential roles played by NPY within the hypothalamus and pituitary with respect to the control of food intake and energy… CONTINUE READING