Ghrelin (rat)

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Ghrelin (rat)
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Description: Endogenous ghrelin receptor agonist

Purity: ≥95%

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Citations (22)

Biological Activity

Ghrelin (rat) is an endogenous agonist peptide for the ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1a). Produced mainly by the stomach, Ghrelinstimulates release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland in vitro and in vivo, and regulates feeding, growth and energy production.

Technical Data


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

Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water
Store at -20°C

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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.

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This peptide is distributed under license from Dr. Kangawa

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Citations for Ghrelin (rat)

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

22 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Activation of the rat hypothalamic supramammillary nucleus by food anticipation, food restriction or ghrelin administration.
    Authors: May Et al.
    J Neuroendocrinol  2018;:e12676
  2. A Dairy-Derived Ghrelinergic Hydrolysate Modulates Food Intake In Vivo.
    Authors: Howick Et al.
    Int J Mol Sci  2018;19
  3. Acylated and unacylated ghrelin inhibit atrophy in myotubes co-cultured with colon carcinoma cells.
    Authors: Zeng Et al.
    Oncotarget  2017;8:72872
  4. MRAP2 regulates ghrelin receptor signaling and hunger sensing.
    Authors: Srisai Et al.
    Nat Commun  2017;8:713
  5. Central administration of ghrelin induces conditioned avoidance in rodents.
    Authors: Schéle Et al.
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol  2017;27:809
  6. The Anti-apoptotic Effect of Ghrelin on Restraint Stress-Induced Thymus Atrophy in Mice.
    Authors: Lee Et al.
    Immune Network  2016;16:242
  7. Centrally Administered Ghrelin Acutely Influences Food Choice in Rodents.
    Authors: Schéle Et al.
    PLoS One  2016;11:e0149456
  8. Cholinergic and ghrelinergic receptors and KCNQ channels in the medial PFC regulate the expression of palatability.
    Authors: Parent Et al.
    Int J Obes (Lond)  2015;9:284
  9. Neuronal development is promoted by weakened intrinsic antioxidant defences due to epigenetic repression of Nrf2.
    Authors: Bell Et al.
    Adv Pharm Bull  2015;6:7066
  10. Ghrelin Decreases Angiogenesis, HIF-1α and VEGF Protein Levels in Chronic Hypoxia in Lung Tissue of Male Rats.
    Authors: Bavil Et al.
    PLoS One  2015;5:315
  11. Ghrelin Administration Increases the Bax/Bcl-2 Gene Expression Ratio in the Heart of Chronic Hypoxic Rats.
    Authors: Aliparasti Et al.
    Front Behav Neurosci  2015;5:195
  12. Modulation of cue-induced firing of ventral tegmental area DA neurons by leptin and ghrelin.
    Authors: Plasse Et al.
    Mol Metab  2015;39:1742
  13. Effects of Ghrelin on germ cell apoptosis and proinflammatory cytokines production in Ischemia-reperfusion of the rat testis.
    Authors: Taati Et al.
    Nat Commun  2015;13:85
  14. Devil's Claw to suppress appetite--ghrelin receptor modulation potential of a Harpagophytum procumbens root extract.
    Authors: Torres-Fuentes Et al.
    Adv Pharm Bull  2014;9:e103118
  15. Ablation of AgRP neurons impairs adaption to restricted feeding.
    Authors: Tan Et al.
    Br J Pharmacol  2014;3:694
  16. Ghrelin decreases firing activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in an estrous cycle and endocannabinoid signaling dependent manner.
    Authors: Farkas Et al.
    PLoS One  2013;8:e78178
  17. Hypothalamic κ-opioid receptor modulates the orexigenic effect of ghrelin.
    Authors: Romero-Picó Et al.
    J Lab Autom  2013;38:1296
  18. Promiscuous dimerization of the GH secretagogue receptor (GHS-R1a) attenuates ghrelin-mediated signaling.
    Authors: Schellekens Et al.
    J Biol Chem  2013;288:181
  19. Anorexigenic and orexigenic hormone modulation of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 activity and the regulation of hypothalamic agouti-related protein mRNA expression.
    Authors: Watterson Et al.
    Neurosignals  2012;21:28
  20. Expression of cannabinoid CB1 receptors by vagal afferent neurons: kinetics and role in influencing neurochemical phenotype.
    Authors: Burdyga Et al.
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol  2010;299:G63
  21. Ghrelin and des-octanoyl ghrelin promote adipogenesis directly in vivo by a mechanism independent of the type 1a GH secretagogue receptor.
    Authors: Thompson Et al.
    Iran J Reprod Med  2004;145:234
  22. The cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist SR141716 blocks the orexigenic effects of intrahypothalamic ghrelin.
    Authors: Tucci Et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology  2004;143:520


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