Ligand id: 1099

Name: ghrelin

Species: Human

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Compound class Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Ligand families/groups Neuropeptides
Gene symbol Gene name Species Precursor protein name Synonyms
GHRL ghrelin and obestatin prepropeptide Human prepro-appetite regulatory hormone ghrelin, ghrelin, growth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand, ghrelin/obestatin prepropeptide, MTLRP, obestatin
Database Links
BindingDB Ligand 21940
CAS Registry No. 258279-04-8 (Hs)
GtoPdb PubChem SID 135651762
UniProtKB Q9UBU3 (Hs)
Wikipedia Ghrelin
There is some ambiguity in the literature and on other resources as to the exact chemical structure and stereochemistry of ghrelin. In the absence of a consensus chemical structure, we have chosen not to include an image of the molecule on this ligand entry. However, for representations of the structure please see these CHEBI:75431, CHEMBL425281 and PubChem CID 16133832 entries.