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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Ghrelin and Other Gastrointestinal Peptides Involved in the Control of Food Intake

Author(s): F. Tassone, F. Broglio, L. Gianotti, E. Arvat, E. Ghigo and M. Maccario

Volume 7, Issue 1, 2007

Page: [47 - 53] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/138955707779317795

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The increasing prevalence of obesity has triggered intense research on its pharmacotherapy. Besides central neuroendocrine pathways, many peripheral endocrino-metabolic signals have been investigated, but only few are probably of some utility in weight loss. This review reports about ghrelin and other gastrointestinal peptides involved in hunger and satiety.

Keywords: Ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide 1, cholecystokinin, bombesin, (3-36) peptide YY

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