Ghrelin Products

Ghrelin Antibody (883622)
Ghrelin Antibody (883622)
Species: Hu, Mu
Applications: IHC
Host: Rat Monoclonal
Ghrelin Antibody (891240) [Un ...
Ghrelin Antibody (891240) [Unconju...
Species: Hu
Applications: IHC
Host: Mouse Monoclonal


Ghrelin is an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR; MIM 601898) and is involved in regulating growth hormone (GH; MIM 139250) release. Ghrelin is derived from a preprohormone called preproghrelin, which also generates a second peptide called obestatin. Obestatin is an endogenous ligand for the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR39 (MIM 602886) and is involved in satiety and decreased food intake.


Entrez Human
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 51738
Alternate Names
  • ghrelin
  • Protein M46
  • Motilin-related peptide
  • ghrelin/obestatin preprohormone
  • Growth hormone-releasing peptide
  • appetite-regulating hormone
  • Growth hormone secretagogue
  • MTLRPgrowth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand
  • obestatin
  • ghrelin/obestatin prepropeptide

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Related Ghrelin Blog Posts

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Ghrelin: Targeting the Hunger Hormone to Combat Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
As the hormone ghrelin is linked to appetite and weight gain, as well as impaired glucose-induced insulin secretion, there is considerable interest in this peptide as a potential drug target. Although the overall lack of success in this field has been...    Read more.
Shades of Ghrelin in Weight Homeostasis
The neuropeptide and gut hormone Ghrelin is an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone (GH)-secretagogue receptor (GHSR) within the central nervous system. This pathway has received a great deal of attention and heavy study within the last decade bec...    Read more.
Appetite and Energy: A Ghrelin Balancing Act
Ghrelin is the only potent orexigenic peptide in circulation. It stimulates food intake and leads to metabolism regulation, positive energy balance, adipogenesis, and body weight gain. However, in studies using ghrelin antibodies, the physiological si...    Read more.
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