Ghrelin (Endocrine Updates #23) (Paperback)

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By Ezio Ghigo (Editor)
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This is book number 23 in the Endocrine Updates series.


Ghrelin is a 28-amino acid acylated peptide predominantly produced by the stomach. It displays strong GH-releasing activity mediated by the hypothalamus-pituitary GH secretagogue (GHS)-receptors specific for synthetic GHS. Ghrelin also acts on other central and peripheral receptors and enables other actions including: stimulation of lactotroph and corticotroph secretion; food-intake; gastro-entero-pancreatic functions; metabolic; cardiovascular activity; and anti-proliferative effects. This volume aims to highlight the impact and function of the hormone ghrelin and provide insight to neuroendocrinologies and researchers interested in its molecular and clinical relevance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781475788419
ISBN-10: 147578841X
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 31st, 2013
Pages: 257
Language: English
Series: Endocrine Updates