Expression of the orexigenic peptide ghrelin in the sheep ovary.

Abstract

Ghrelin has been implicated in the control of cell proliferation in reproductive tissue. Here, we provide evidence that both ghrelin mRNA and protein are present in ovarian follicles. Persistent expression of ghrelin was also demonstrated in sheep ovary throughout the estrous cycle and pregnancy. In fact, the relative mRNA levels of ghrelin varied depending… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2008.10.007

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