Ghrelin and cancer

Chopin, Lisa, Walpole, Carina, Seim, Inge, Cunningham, Peter, Murray, Rachael E, Whiteside, Eliza, Josh, Peter, & Herington, Adrian (2011) Ghrelin and cancer. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 340(1), pp. 65-69.

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Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that was originally isolated from the stomach as the endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR). Ghrelin has many functions, including the regulation of appetite and gut motility, growth hormone release from the anterior pituitary and roles in the cardiovascular and immune systems. Ghrelin and its receptor are expressed in a number of cancers and cancer cell lines and may play a role in processes associated with cancer progression, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, and cell invasion and migration.

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ID Code: 41848
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ghrelin, cancer, ghrelin receptor, cell proliferation, cell invasion, migration
DOI: 10.1016/j.mce.2011.04.013
ISSN: 0303-7207
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (060100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, [VOL 340, ISSUE 1, (2011)] DOI: 10.1016/j.mce.2011.04.013
Deposited On: 30 May 2011 22:03
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 15:13

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