Definition: A 37-amino acid peptide that is cosecreted with insulin from the pancreatic β-cell. Many of its biologic activities mimic those of calcitonin gene-related peptide, which is not a β-cell peptide. In patients with Type 1 diabetes, amylin is essentially absent from the plasma. The plasma level of amylin rises after a meal or a glucose load.
[amyloid + -in]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.