Ghrelin-a new gastroprotective factor in gastric mucosa.

  title={Ghrelin-a new gastroprotective factor in gastric mucosa.},
  author={Peter C. Konturek and Tomasz Brzozowski and Robert Pajdo and Agnieszka Nikiforuk and Sławomir Kwiecień and Igor Alexander Harsch and Danuta Drozdowicz and Eckhart Georg Hahn and Stanisław Jan Konturek},
  journal={Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society},
  volume={55 2},
Ghrelin, a novel peptide expressed in the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the gastric mucosa, exerts several biological activities including the stimulation of appetite and food intake, the stimulation of intestinal motility and the release of growth hormone. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of ghrelin in gastric mucosa after its exposure to ethanol and its effects on gastric lesions induced by ethanol with and without pretreatment with indomethacin. Acute gastric… CONTINUE READING
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