Decreased gastric body mucosa obestatin expression in overweight and obese patients

@article{Gao2010DecreasedGB,
  title={Decreased gastric body mucosa obestatin expression in overweight and obese patients},
  author={Xin-yuan Gao and Hongyu Kuang and Xiao-min Liu and Zhi-bin Ma},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2010},
  volume={31},
  pages={291-296}
}
Obestatin is a recently discovered gastrointestinal hormone. It might play a role in the pathophysiology of obesity. We tried to investigate the expression of obestatin in gastric body mucosa in overweight (BMI>or=24 kg/m(2))/obese (BMI>or=28 kg/m(2)) patients. Thirty overweight/obese patients and 20 healthy controls were included in the study. Biopsy specimens of gastric mucosa were obtained from the middle body of the greater curvature. Obestatin expression in gastric mucosa was evaluated by… CONTINUE READING