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Ghrelin

"Ghrelin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A 28-amino acid, acylated, orexigenic peptide that is a ligand for GROWTH HORMONE SECRETAGOGUE RECEPTORS. Ghrelin is widely expressed but primarily in the stomach in the adults. Ghrelin acts centrally to stimulate growth hormone secretion and food intake, and peripherally to regulate energy homeostasis. Its large precursor protein, known as appetite-regulating hormone or motilin-related peptide, contains ghrelin and obestatin.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ghrelin" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Ghrelin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2008 and 2009
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