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1. A peptide hormone that is secreted along with insulin by the beta cells of the pancreas and helps to regulate blood sugar levels by inhibiting glucagon secretion and by slowing the rate at which food leaves the stomach.
2. Archaic Any of various components of starch.
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Islet amyloid polypeptide in pancreatic islets from type 2 diabetic subjects.
Extra-pancreatic expression of the rat islet amyloid polypeptide (amylin) gene.
Activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma by rosiglitazone protects human islet cells against human islet amyloid polypeptide toxicity by a phosphatidylinositol 3?