Permeability of the blood-brain barrier to amylin.

Amylin is co-secreted with insulin from the pancreas of patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, and its deposition may contribute to the central nervous system (CNS) manifestations of this disease. Amylin, but not its mRNA, is found in brain, suggesting that CNS amylin is derived from the circulation. This would require amylin to cross the… CONTINUE READING