Umbilical cord ghrelin concentrations in small- and appropriate-for-gestational age newborn infants: relationship to anthropometric markers.

@article{Onal2004UmbilicalCG,
  title={Umbilical cord ghrelin concentrations in small- and appropriate-for-gestational age newborn infants: relationship to anthropometric markers.},
  author={Esra E Onal and Peyami Cinaz and Yildiz Atalay and Canan T{\"u}rkyilmaz and Aysun Bideci and Aysima Akt{\"u}rk and Nurullah Okumuș and Suna Unal and Esin Koç and Ebru Ergenekon},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={180 2},
  pages={267-71}
}
Ghrelin is a newly discovered orexigenic peptide originating from the stomach. Circulating ghrelin levels reflect acute and chronic energy balance in humans. However, it is not known whether ghrelin also plays a role in energy homeostasis during fetal life. Forty-one small-for-gestational age (SGA) and 34 appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) infants were studied in order to determine whether cord blood ghrelin concentrations were different in SGA infants compared with AGA infants and the… CONTINUE READING