The effects of ghrelin on inflammation and the immune system

  title={The effects of ghrelin on inflammation and the immune system},
  author={Dolgor Baatar and Kalpesh Patel and Dennis D. Taub},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology},
A number of hormones and metabolic mediators signal the brain of changes in the body's energy status and when an imbalance occurs; the brain coordinates the appropriate changes in energy intake and utilization via the control of appetite and food consumption. Under conditions of chronic inflammation and immune activation, there is often a significant loss of body mass and appetite suggesting the presence of shared ligands and signaling pathways mediating "crosstalk" between the immune and… CONTINUE READING


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