Published in Cancer Weekly, March 9th, 2004
"Ghrelin is a gastrointestinal peptide that stimulates food intake and growth hormone (GH) secretion. We studied the biosynthesis and secretion of ghrelin in a cancer cachexia mouse model. G361, a human melanoma cell line, was inoculated into nude mice," scientists in Japan report.
"The body weight was reduced and the plasma concentration of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) was markedly higher in tumor-inoculated mice compared with vehicle-treated mice," stated Takeshi Hanada and colleagues at Miyazaki Medical College. "Furthermore, white adipose tissue (WAT) weight,...
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