Helicobacter pylori has no effect on plasma ghrelin levels

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Gokcel A., Gumurdulu Y., Kayaselcuk F., Serin E., Ozer B., Ozsahin A., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.148, no.4, pp.423-426, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1530/eje.0.1480423
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-426
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Helicobacter pylori is the major etiologic agent for chronic active gastritis, and it also plays a crucial role in gastric and duodenal ulcer disease, as well as in gastric carcinoma. H. pylori infection has been shown to decrease plasma somatostatin (SST) and increase plasma gastrin concentrations. Ghrelin is a recently discovered peptide produced mostly in the stomach of rodents and humans and is secreted into the bloodstream. There is no data in the literature about the relationship between H. pylori and ghrelin.