Ghrelin is an orexigenic 28-amino acid peptide produced by the stomach. Circulating ghrelin levels rise shortly before and fall shortly after every meal. Peptide YY (PYY), an anorexigenic 36-amino acid peptide, is secreted primarily from the intestinal mucosa of the ileum and large intestine. Plasma PYY levels begin to rise within 15 min after starting to eat and plateau within approximately 90 min, remaining elevated for up to 6 h. Recently, some studies have tried to evaluate the potential role of ghrelin and PYY in the hyperphagia of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). While hyperghrelinemia is well characterized in PWS, conflicting results have been reported for PYY. The aim of the study was to investigate ghrelin and PYY responses to a standard liquid high-fat meal in children with PWS.
|Titolo:||Children with Prader-Willi syndrome exhibit more evident meal-induced responses in plasma ghrelin and peptide YY levels than obese and lean children|
|Parole Chiave:||Obesity; Analysis of Variance ; Human Growth Hormone; Recombinant Proteins ; Humans ; Child ; Body Mass Index ; Fasting ; Radioimmunoassay ; Peptide YY ; Insulin ; Blood Glucose ; Child Preschool ; Ghrelin ; Eating ; Postprandial Period ; Prader-Willi Syndrome ; Adolescent ; Time Factors ; Male ; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1530/EJE-09-1033|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|