Ghrelin was discovered in 1999 as the
endogenous ligand of growth-hormone
secretagogue receptor 1:
i) Ghrelin is a 28 residue peptide with an noctanoyl group on Ser3
ii) The major ghrelin producing organ is the
Since then, many studies have been performed
using synthetic ghrelin. These studies have
shown that ghrelin is a multifunctional peptide,
with functions that include the regulation of
appetite as well as cardiovascular functions.
Powder. Due to the nature of this material, it
may coagulate at the bottom of the vial to form
resinous droplets during storage. This change in
appearance is not related to any deterioration in
the quality of the product.
Without removing the cap, inject 310 µL of
distilled water into the vial using a calibrated
syringe. Dissolve the contents thoroughly. This
will provide a 0.1 mM solution.
Storage and Stability:
Powder: Store the undissolved peptide at -20°C.
Solution: Prepare 100-200 µL aliquots and
freeze at -20°C. The aqueous solution should be
used within two weeks.
Please note: The n-Octanoyl group of the
peptide is prone to detachment from the side
chain of Ser3 if the aqueous solution is left at
For in vitro research use only. Not for use in
diagnostics or in humans.
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regarding the use of this product. KAMIYA
BIOMEDICAL COMPANY is not liable for any
damage, personal injury, or economic loss
caused by this product.