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- noun biochemistry Any N-
acylderivative of phosphatidylethanolamine, especially those that are hormonesassociated with fat metabolism
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German Shulman, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of internal medicine and of cellular and molecular physiology at Yale University School of Medicine, gave mice an extra dose of this chemical, called N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine (NAPE) and found that they ate less and shed weight, with no side effects.
N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine, a mouthful in itself - enters the blood and travels to the brain, where it quashes hunger signals.
It goes by the name N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine, but you’ll be glad to know it’s been abbreviated to NAPE.