from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The dextrin of starch
- n. An amyloid polypeptide
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The insoluble portion of starch which constitutes the outer covering of the starchgrains; starch-cellulose.
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Dr. Edelman and Dr. Carol Wysham delve into an important sister hormone to insulin called amylin, which is vital to blood sugar regulation for those with and without diabetes.
Insulin is co-secreted with a peptide called amylin, which delays the surge in blood glucose by slowing gastric emptying and reducing glucose production by the liver.
Symlin is a synthetic form of the human hormone amylin which is made by the beta cells.
As the process of hydrolysis proceeds, the amyloins become gradually poorer in amylin and relatively richer in maltose-groups.
The amyloins are substances containing varying numbers of amylin (original starch or dextrin) groups in conjunction with a proportional number of maltose groups.
Four of these amylin radicles are grouped centrally round the fifth, thus: --
According to Brown and Morris, the starch molecule consists of five amylin groups, each of which corresponds to the molecular formula
They use various derivatives of opium, like morphine and heroin, also codeine, dionin, narcein, ethyl chloride and bromide, nitrite of amyl, amylin, -- and the skill that they have acquired in the manipulation of these powerful drugs stamps them as the most dangerous coterie of criminals in existence.
"The interplay of hormonal signals, such as amylin and leptin, plays a crucial role in the regulation of body weight," said
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