Effects of ghrelin on interdigestive contractions of the rat gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Taniguchi2008EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of ghrelin on interdigestive contractions of the rat gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Hiroshi Taniguchi and Hajime Ariga and Jun Zheng and Kirk Ludwig and Toku Takahashi},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 41},
  pages={6299-302}
}
Ghrelin causes interdigestive contractions of the stomach in rats. However, it remains unknown whether ghrelin causes interdigestive contractions in the small intestine. Four strain gauge transducers were implanted on the antrum, duodenum, proximal and distal jejunum. After an overnight fast, gastrointestinal (GI) contractions were recorded in freely moving conscious rats. Spontaneous phase III-like contractions were observed at every 13-16 min in rat GI tract. The fasted motor patterns were… CONTINUE READING