medical Definition of amylin
- Released by the same pancreatic cells that secrete insulin, amylin modulates the effects of insulin on other cells, but efforts to identify a single protein that serves as its receptor have failed.
- —Terry Kenakin, Scientific American, October 2005
- Pramlintide is an analogue of the islet cell-secreted hormone amylin that acts through the brainstem to reduce food intake and cause weight loss.
- —Jonathan Q. Purnell, ACP Medicine, October 2008