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ghrelin
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Ghrelin, a 28-amino acid peptide with an octanoyl group on serine in the third position, stimulates somatotropin secretion and is an antagonist of somatostatin. It is synthesized in many tissues, but ghrelin cells are concentrated in the stomach mucosa. It stimulates food intake and decreases fat utilization.
Definition Source
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Broader Term
peptide hormones
Related Term
appetite
ghrelin receptors
somatostatin
somatotropin
Spanish
ghrelin
Term Number
42919