Orexigenic and Anti-orexigenic peptides : Mnemonic

Orexigenic (Appetite stimulant) peptides

Mnemonic: When you see MANGOEs, you feel like eating.

mangoes orexigenic

  1. MCH (Melanocyte Conentrating Hormone)
  2. AGRP (Agouti Related Peptide)
  3. NPY (Neuropeptide Y), Noradrenaline
  4. GnRH, GABA, Galanin, Ghrelin
  5. Orexins A and B
  6. Endorphins, Endocannabinoids

Anti-orexigenic (Appetite supressant) peptides

Mnemonic: NO BLACk PIGS

black pigs

  1. Neurotensin
  2. Oxytocin, Oxyntomodulin
  3. Bombesin
  4. Leptin
  5. Alpha-MSH (POMC derivative), Amylin, Adiponectin
  6. CART (Cocaine and Amphetamine related Transcript), CRF (Corticotropin releasing factor), CCK (Cholecystokinin)
  7. Peptide YY, POMC, Prolactin
  8. Insulin, Interleukins
  9. GLP (Glucagon like peptide), GHRH (Growth hormone releasing hormone)
  10. Serotonin

Control of energy expenditure and feeding behavior

hypothalamus hunger satiety

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