International Journal of Peptides / 2011 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Use of Ghrelin as a Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Mechanistic Considerations

Figure 2

Potential mechanisms of ghrelin action in colitis. Ghrelin acts on the GHSR-1a in widespread tissues, causing several effects that might contribute to efficacy in features of IBD (adapted from Nature Clinical Practice 2: 459–466, used by permission).