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Ghrelin is present in pancreatic alpha-cells of humans and rats and stimulates insulin secretion.

@article{Date2002GhrelinIP,
  title={Ghrelin is present in pancreatic alpha-cells of humans and rats and stimulates insulin secretion.},
  author={Yukari Date and Masamitsu Nakazato and Suzuko Hashiguchi and Katsuya Dezaki and Muhtashan S. Mondal and Hiroshi Hosoda and Masayasu Kojima and Kenji Kangawa and Terukatsu Arima and Hisayuki Matsuo and Toshihiko Yada and Shigeru Matsukura},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          124-9
        }
}
Ghrelin, a novel growth hormone-releasing peptide isolated from human and rat stomach, is a 28-amino acid peptide with a posttranslational acylation modification that is indispensable for stimulating growth hormone secretion by increasing intracellular Ca(2+) concentration. It also functions in the regulation of feeding behavior, energy metabolism, and gastric acid secretion and motility. Using two different antibodies against the NH(2)- and COOH-terminal regions of ghrelin, we studied its… 
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