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Endogenous agonist peptide for the ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1a). Produced mainly by the stomach, it stimulates release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland in vitro and in vivo, and regulates feeding, growth and energy production.
This peptide is distributed under license from Dr. Kangawa
(Modifications: Ser-3 = Ser(n-octanoyl))
|Storage||Desiccate at -20°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
|Solubility||Soluble to 2 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Inui (2001) Ghrelin: an orexigenic and somatotrophic signal from the stomach. Nat.Rev.Neurosci. 2 551 PMID: 11483998
Kojima et al (1999) Ghrelin is growth-hormone-releasing acylated peptide from stomach. Nature 402 656 PMID: 10604470
Tolle et al (2001) In vivo and in vitro effects of ghrelin/motilin-related peptide on GH secretion in the rat. Neuroendocrinology 73 54 PMID: 11174017
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3 Citations for Ghrelin (human)
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Bake et al (2018) Ghrelin's effects on food motivation in rats are not limited to palatable foods. J Neuroendocrinol e12665 PMID: 30525248
Bake et al (2017) Acute ghrelin changes food preference from a high-fat diet to chow during binge-like eating in rodents. J Neuroendocrinol 29 PMID: 28219000
Rodríguez et al (2009) Acylated and desacyl ghrelin stimulate lipid accumulation in human visceral adipocytes. Sci Signal 33 541 PMID: 19238155
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Peptides Involved in Appetite Modulation Scientific Review
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