The effects of ghrelin on colonic anastomosis healing in rats


CERAN ÖZCAN C. , Aksoy R. T. , GÜLBAHAR Ö., ÖZTÜRK F.

CLINICS, vol.68, no.2, pp.239-244, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.6061/clinics/2013(02)oa19
  • Title of Journal : CLINICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-244

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: In addition to its roles in the stimulation of growth hormone secretion and the regulation of appetite and metabolism, ghrelin exerts immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions in several organ systems. In this study, we investigated the effects of ghrelin on the healing of experimental colonic anastomoses.