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

@article{Zizzari2011MealAR,
  title={Meal anticipatory rise in acylated ghrelin at dark onset is blunted after long-term fasting in rats.},
  author={Philippe Zizzari and Rim Hassouna and Romaine Longchamps and Jacques Epelbaum and Virginie Tolle},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={804-14}
}
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 conflicting data regarding the impact of starvation on ghrelin secretion. To test whether the secretory pattern of acylated ghrelin is… CONTINUE READING