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  • noun Plural form of acylphosphatidylethanolamine.


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  • You might not be keeping a check on the amount of calories you're consuming during a party, but your brain will, say lipid produced in the gut, called N-acylphosphatidylethanolamines or NAPEs, rises after eating fatty foods.

    Find Me A Cure 2008

  • In this week’s issue of CELL, Matthew Gillum and colleagues from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, report that a relatively abundant group of plasma lipids molecules with the unpronounceable name N-acylphosphatidylethanolamines (or better called “NAPEs”) are secreted into the circulation from the small intestine in response to ingested fat and that systemic administration of the most abundant circulating NAPE, at physiologic doses, decreases food intake in rats.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Another Gut Hormone Reduces Food Intake 2008


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