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Ghrelin: a new player in the control of gastrointestinal functions
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    GHRELIN, AUTOIMMUNE GASTRITIS AND ECL HYPERPLASIA
    • Fabio Farinati, Professor of gastroenterology
    • Other Contributors:
      • CHIARA TIEPPO, VALERIO ZORZETTO, MARCO TOLLARDO, DIEGO FAGGIAN1, MASSIMO RUGGE2, CORRADO BETTERLE3, MARIO PLEBANI1.

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the well constructed and stimulating review on ghrelin that was recently published in Gut (1). Indeed, the scenario of the hormones and peptides involved in the control of gastrointestinal function, from the point of view of motility or secretion, is getting every year more complicated, with new “players” entering the field (2,3). Ghrelin in particular, making part of the same...

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    Ghrelin: a new player in the control of gastrointestinal function

    Dear Editor,

    Arguably, the two most powerful endogenous appetite stimulants are ghrelin[1] and the cannabinoids.[2] What is not known is whether or not they interact, and whether there is mutual reinforcement of their individual actions. If it were the case that cannabinoids and ghrelin are synergistic, coprescription of the two agents (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol being the approved appetite enhancing pharmacologic...

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