Journal Article

Ghrelin and cell differentiation

Geyang Xu, Yin Li, Wenjiao An and Weizhen Zhang

in Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica

Published on behalf of Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS

Volume 40, issue 10, pages 841-847
Published in print October 2008 | ISSN: 1672-9145
Published online October 2008 | e-ISSN: 1745-7270 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/abbs/40.10.841
Ghrelin and cell differentiation

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Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor, is a gastric hormone that has been found to have a wide variety of biological functions. This review summarizes our current understanding of the effects of ghrelin on cell differentiation and tissue development, with an emphasis on the lineage determination of mesenchymal stem cells.

Keywords: ghrelin; adipogenesis; myogenesis; osteogenesis; neurogenesis; pancreas development

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Subjects: Biochemistry

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