Protective and Therapeutic Effects of Ghrelin in the Gut
Authors: Warzecha, Z.; Dembinski, A.
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 19, Number 1, January 2012 , pp. 118-125(8)
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Abstract:Ghrelin, a peptide predominantly produced in the stomach exhibits numerous physiological functions, including stimulation of growth hormone release, food intake and gastric empting, and regulation of energy expenditure. This peptide exhibits also some protective and healing-promoting effects. This review summarizes the recent findings concerning animal and human data showing protective and therapeutic effects of ghrelin in the gut.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-01-01
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