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Document type:
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review 
Author(s):
Poher, Anne-Laure; Tschöp, Matthias H; Müller, Timo D 
Title:
Ghrelin regulation of glucose metabolism. 
Abstract:
The a 28-amino acid peptide ghrelin was discovered in 1999 as a growth hormone (GH) releasing peptide. Soon after its discovery, ghrelin was found to increase body weight and adiposity by acting on the hypothalamic melanocortinergic system. Subsequently, ghrelin was found to exert a series of metabolic effects, overall testifying ghrelin a pleiotropic nature of broad pharmacological interest. Ghrelin acts through the growth hormone secretagogue-receptor (GHS-R), a seven transmembrane G protein-c...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Peptides 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
100 
Pages contribution:
236-242 
Print-ISSN:
0196-9781 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl für Stoffwechselerkrankungen (Prof. Tschöp)