Catalog Number: 1463
Biological Activity
Endogenous agonist peptide for the ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1a). Produced mainly by the stomach, it stimulates release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland in vitro and in vivo, and regulates feeding, growth and energy production.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
  • Formula:
  • Sequence:

    (Modifications: Ser-3 = Ser(n-octanoyl))

  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 2 mg/ml in water
  • Storage:
    Desiccate at -20°C
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Additional Information
Licensing Caveats:
This peptide is distributed under license from Dr. Kangawa
Background References
  1. Ghrelin: an orexigenic and somatotrophic signal from the stomach.
    Nat.Rev.Neurosci., 2001;2:551
  2. Ghrelin is growth-hormone-releasing acylated peptide from stomach.
    Kojima et al.
    Nature, 1999;402:656
  3. In vivo and in vitro effects of ghrelin/motilin-related peptide on growth hormone secretion in the rat.
    Tolle et al.
    Neuroendocrinology, 2001;73:54

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Ghrelin (human) include:

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  1. Acylated and desacyl ghrelin stimulate lipid accumulation in human visceral adipocytes.
    Authors: Rodríguez Et al.
    Sci Signal
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