A centenary of gastrointestinal endocrinology.

@article{Rehfeld2004ACO,
  title={A centenary of gastrointestinal endocrinology.},
  author={JensF. Rehfeld},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 11-12},
  pages={
          735-41
        }
}
Gastrointestinal hormones are peptides released to circulation from endocrine cells as well as neurons in the gastrointestinal tract. More than 30 hormone genes are currently known to be expressed in the stomach and intestines, which makes the gut the largest endocrine organ in the body. Moreover, cell and molecular biology now makes it feasible to conceive gastrointestinal endocrinology under five general headings: 1) The structural homology groups the hormones into eight families, each of… CONTINUE READING
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