Ghrelin variants influence development of body mass index and plasma levels of total cholesterol in dialyzed patients.

@article{Hubacek2007GhrelinVI,
  title={Ghrelin variants influence development of body mass index and plasma levels of total cholesterol in dialyzed patients.},
  author={Jaroslav A Hubacek and Silvie Bloud{\'i}ckov{\'a} and Romana Bohuslavov{\'a} and Petr T{\'a}borsk{\'y} and Vladim{\'i}r Polakovi{\vc} and Magdal{\'e}na Sazamov{\'a} and Eva Sv{\'i}tilov{\'a} and Jic{\'i} Vlas{\'a}k and Iva Sojkov{\'a} and Miroslav Ryba and Petr Knetl and Martin Ullrych and Radim Drahozal and Veronika Pavukov{\'a} and Beata Pavl{\'i}kov{\'a} and Drahom{\'i}ra Fischlov{\'a} and Magdal{\'e}na Mokrejsov{\'a} and Hana Chmel{\'i}ckov{\'a} and Eva Pauchov{\'a} and Pavel Vyskocil and Zuzana N{\'y}dlov{\'a} and Jaroslav Kopenec and Petr Fixa and Jan Hajny and Petr Buben{\'i}cek and Petr Syrov{\'a}tka and Jana Zah{\'a}lkov{\'a} and Stanislav Surel and Zdenek Hobzek and Ales Hrub{\'y} and Jana Suchanov{\'a} and Svetlana Vankov{\'a} and Jana Brabcov{\'a} and Ondřej Viklick{\'y}},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1121-3}
}
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is an endogenous hormone expressed predominantly in the stomach. Ghrelin controls growth hormone secretion and also affects the body's energy balance. We analyzed the association of ghrelin variants with body mass index (BMI), albumin as a marker of malnutrition and plasma lipids as risk factors for atherosclerosis in hemodialyzed patients, in whom malnutrition and accelerated atherosclerosis are common complications. METHODS Ghrelin variants Arg51>Gln and Leu72> Met were… CONTINUE READING