Ghrelin: a gastric peptide that regulates food intake and energy homeostasis.

@article{Ueno2005GhrelinAG,
  title={Ghrelin: a gastric peptide that regulates food intake and energy homeostasis.},
  author={Hiroaki Ueno and Hideki Yamaguchi and Kenji Kangawa and Masamitsu Nakazato},
  journal={Regulatory peptides},
  year={2005},
  volume={126 1-2},
  pages={11-9}
}
Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for the growth-hormone-secretagogue receptor, was isolated from human and rat stomach. It is a 28-amino acid peptide with a posttranslational acyl modification that is indispensable for its activity. In addition to stimulating growth-hormone secretion, food intake, and body weight gain, ghrelin also plays a role in a variety of other systems, including circulation, digestion, and cell proliferation. This review will focus on the discovery, structural… CONTINUE READING

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