Actions of prolonged ghrelin infusion on gastrointestinal transit and glucose homeostasis in humans

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Y Falkén, P M Hellström, G J Sanger, O Dewit, G Dukes, P Grybäck, Jens Juul Holst, E Näslund

Ghrelin is produced by enteroendocrine cells in the gastric mucosa and stimulates gastric emptying in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis in short-term studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of intravenous ghrelin on gastrointestinal motility and glucose homeostasis during a 6-h infusion in humans.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurogastroenterology and Motility
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)e192-200
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010

    Research areas

  • Adult, Appetite, Cecum, Colon, Double-Blind Method, Energy Metabolism, Gastric Emptying, Gastrointestinal Tract, Gastrointestinal Transit, Ghrelin, Glucagon-Like Peptide 1, Glucose, Homeostasis, Humans, Hunger, Infusions, Intravenous, Insulin, Male, Muscle Contraction, Muscle, Smooth, Satiety Response

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