Published in Genomics and Genetics Weekly, June 16th, 2006
"Ghrelin is a novel gut-brain peptide, which exerts somatotropic, orexigenic, and adipogenic effects. Genetic variants of ghrelin have been associated with both obesity and insulin metabolism," investigators in South Korea report.
"In this study," proposed S.Y. Kim and colleagues, Chonbuk National University Medical School, "we determined a role of preproghrelin Leu72Met polymorphism on type 2 diabetes mellitus and its relationship to variables studied....
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