Hormones controlling metabolism
Human metabolic disorders are often associated with defects in the production or release of key metabolic hormones.
The Maurice Wilkins Centre has supported a range of projects to better understand these defects, including:
- The mechanisms controlling the secretion of insulin from the beta-cells.
- The potential of novel amylin analogues for controlling metabolism.
- The role of calcitonin gene related peptide and prolactin in regulating energy metabolism.