Some researchers have suggested that the administration of spexin (a neuropeptide) may promote weight loss in humans. However, the neuropeptide has had limited success due to its short half-life in serum (i.e., it leaves the body too quickly). Our synthesized spexin cyclic analogues have much longer half-lives in serum, and this may address the concern.
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