Comparison of the gastroprokinetic effects of ghrelin, GHRP-6 and motilin in rats in vivo and in vitro

Abstract Ghrelin and motilin form a new family of structurally related peptides. We compared the gastroprokinetic effects of ghrelin, the ghrelin receptor agonist, growth hormone releasing peptide 6 (GHRP-6), and motilin in rats in vivo and in vitro. Methods Ghrelin, GHRP-6 or motilin (10–150 μg/kg) [...]