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Suleyman Aydin, Ersel Dag, Yusuf Ozkan, Fazilet Erman, Adile Ferda Dagli, Nermin Kilic, Ibrahim Sahin, Fikret Karatas, Tahir Yoldas, Abdullah Onder Barim, Yalcin Kendir
Nesfatin-1 and ghrelin are the two recently discovered peptide hormones involved in the control of appetite. Besides its main appetite-control function, ghrelin also has anticonvulsant effects, while nesfatin-1 causes depolarization in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). The aims of this study, therefore, were to investigate: (i) whether there are differences in the concentrations of nesfatin-1 and ghrelin in saliva and serum samples between eplilepsy patients and normal controls and (ii) whether salivary glands produce nesfatin-1...
August 2009: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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