Vol. 24 (6) 2003 Neuro endocrinology letters

The role of neuropeptides in the disturbed control of appetite and hormone secretion in eating disorders.

OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that neuropeptides may play a role in the control of appetite and in the mechanism of hormone release. Neuropeptides such as beta-endorphin, neuropeptide Y (NPY), galanin and leptin may affect hormones release, on the other hand the hormonal status may modulate neuropeptide activity.