Meal anticipatory rise in acylated ghrelin at dark onset is blunted after long-term fasting in rats.


Ghrelin is a 28 amino acid acylated peptide originally characterised for its capacity to stimulate growth hormone secretion. Ghrelin is also an orexigenic and adipogenic hormone and is thought to be a signal to increase locomotor activity in anticipation of a scheduled meal. Although ghrelin is considered to be up-regulated during fasting, there are still… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2011.02183.x


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