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Science. 2007 Feb 9;315(5813):766; author reply 766.

Comment on "Obestatin, a peptide encoded by the ghrelin gene, opposes ghrelin's effects on food intake".

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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), U413, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neuroendocrinology, and European Institute for Peptide Research (IFRMP 23), University of Rouen, 76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan, France.

Abstract

Zhang et al. (Research Articles, 11 November 2005, p. 996) reported that obestatin, a peptide derived from the ghrelin precursor, activated the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR39. However, we found that I125-obestatin does not bind GPR39 and observed no effects of obestatin on GPR39-transfected cells in various functional assays (cyclic adenosine monophosphate production, calcium mobilization, and GPR39 internalization). Our results indicate that obestatin is not the cognate ligand for GPR39.

PMID:
17289961
DOI:
10.1126/science.1135047
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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