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Subject:  A Vaccine Against Putting on Weight? Date:  8/11/2006  4:25 PM
Author:  drPraveen Number:  2 of 7

A Vaccine Against Putting on Weight?
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Posted by Derek

http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2006/08/07/a_vaccine_against_putting_on_weight.php

I wrote here on the appetite hormone ghrelin, the target of much research over the last few years. The short background on it is that it's important in feeding behavior, growth hormone secretion, brain development, and probably several other things we haven't stumbled on yet. Drug companies have taken notice, synthesizing ligands for the ghrel