Obestatin/ghrelin ratio: a new activity index in inflammatory bowel diseases.

  title={Obestatin/ghrelin ratio: a new activity index in inflammatory bowel diseases.},
  author={Efstratios Alexandridis and Athanasios Zisimopoulos and Nikolaos Liratzopoulos and Ioannis Katsos and Konstantinos J. Manolas and Georgios Kouklakis},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  volume={15 10},
BACKGROUND The aim was to determine obestatin and ghrelin serum levels and their ratio in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. METHODS We measured the ghrelin and obestatin levels of 31 Crohn's disease patients and 22 patients with ulcerative colitis using a radioimmunoassay method. Circulating levels of the 2 hormones and their ratio were correlated with the disease type and activity, disease localization, and treatment. RESULTS The mean ghrelin value was statistically significantly… CONTINUE READING


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