Existence of ghrelin-immunopositive and -expressing cells in the proventriculus of the hatching and adult chicken.

@article{Wada2003ExistenceOG,
  title={Existence of ghrelin-immunopositive and -expressing cells in the proventriculus of the hatching and adult chicken.},
  author={Reiko Wada and Ichiro Sakata and Hiroyuki Kaiya and Kazuaki Nakamura and Yujiro Hayashi and Kenji Kangawa and Takafumi Sakai},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 1-3},
  pages={123-8}
}
Ghrelin was isolated from the rat stomach as an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R) and has been found in the gastrointestinal tract of many vertebrates. Although the sequence and structure of chicken ghrelin has recently been determined, morphological characteristics of ghrelin cells in the chicken gastrointestinal tract are still obscure. In this study, we investigated ghrelin expression and distribution of ghrelin-producing cells in the hatching and adult… CONTINUE READING

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