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Ghrelin is a hormone produced mainly by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach and epsilon cells of the pancreas that stimulates hunger. Ghrelin levels increase before meals and decrease after meals. It is considered the counterpart of the hormone leptin, produced by adipose tissue, which induces satiation when present at higher levels. In some bariatric procedures, the level of ghrelin is reduced in patients, thus causing satiation before it would normally occur.
Ghrelin/obestatin prepropeptide; obestatin; ghrelin,growth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand; Growth hormone-releasing peptide; appetite-regulating hormone; Motilin related peptide; ghrelin/obestatin preprohormone; Growth hormone secretagogue; proteinM46; ghrelin; MTLRP; OTTHUMP00000207791; OTTHUMP00000207792; OTTHUMP00000207790; OTTHUMP00000207793; OTTHUMP00000207794; OTTHUMP00000207795; OTTHUMP00000207796; OTTHUMP00000207797; OTTHUMP00000207798; OTTHUMP00000226986; GHRL; ghrelin, growth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand; motilin-related peptide; GHR; growth hormone receptor; ghre; preproghrelin