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Neuropeptide Y and Cancer Anorexia (1991)

Title:

Neuropeptide Y and Cancer Anorexia

Key words:

neuropeptide Y

Research Institution:

University of Cincinnati

Location:

Ohio

Researcher:

William T Chance

Project Description:

Dr. Chance investigated whether injections of neuropeptide Y (NPY), might increase the appetite of patients that experience cancer anorexia, loss of appetite. NPY is a unique protein that stimulates appetite and that is at low levels in the blood and brain of animals with tumors.

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