Review Article

The Avian Proghrelin System

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Expression of preproghrelin mRNA (a) in proventriculus and plasma total (acylated + des-acyl) ghrelin levels (b) in two groups of neonatal broiler chicks from hatch to 8 days posthatch. Feed was provided immediately after hatching (Fed) or was withheld for the first 48 hours after hatch (delayed feeding, DF). Values represent the mean ± SEM ( 𝑛 = 6 ).