Acylated and des acyl ghrelin in human portal and systemic circulations
Goodyear, S., Arasaradnam, Ramesh P., Quraishi, N., Mottershead, M. and Nwokolo, Chuka U.. (2010) Acylated and des acyl ghrelin in human portal and systemic circulations. Molecular Biology Reports, Vol.37 (No.8). pp. 3697-3701. ISSN 0301-4851Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-010-0022-5
Octanoylation of the gastric peptide ghrelin produces an active isoform that regulates appetite and other metabolic functions. Acylated ghrelin is present in the gastrointestinal tract suggesting that octanoylation may occur in these tissues and thereby affect the acylated ghrelin in the systemic circulation. In this study blood samples were collected simultaneously from portal, arterial, peripheral venous and central venous compartments from patients undergoing laparotomy. ELISA and high sensitivity Bioplex was used to measure the concentration of acylated and des acyl ghrelin. We found median (95% confidence interval (CI)) plasma acylated ghrelin (pg/ml) was 35.8 (30.0-59.6) in the portal compartment compared to 51.5 (37.6-74.8; P < 0.05, n = 11) in the arterial, 39.3 (33.3-56.3) in the portal compartment compared to 55.0 (48.5-77.0; P < 0.001, n = 12) in the peripheral venous and 36.0 (33.1-57.4) in the portal compartment compared to 48.9 (43.3-65.6; P < 0.01, n = 15) in the central venous compartment. Median (95% CI) plasma des acyl ghrelin levels (pg/ml) was 173 (125-220) in the portal compartment compared to 136 (99.3-125; P < 0.001, n = 14)in the arterial, 186 (136-233) in the portal compartment compared to 149 (111-190; P < 0.01, n = 15) in the peripheral venous and 171 (140-208) in the portal compartment compared to 152 (119-175; P < 0.01, n = 15) the central venous compartment. We conclude that plasma acylated ghrelin concentration was significantly lower in portal compared with the systemic compartments whilst plasma des acyl ghrelin was significantly higher in portal compared with systemic compartments. These findings suggest that the liver could be involved in the regulation of circulating ghrelin.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Molecular Biology Reports|
|Official Date:||December 2010|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 3697-3701|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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