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Research Article

Orexigenic Hormone Ghrelin Attenuates Local and Remote Organ Injury after Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion

  • Rongqian Wu,

    Affiliations: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, United States of America, Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Weifeng Dong,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Youxin Ji,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Mian Zhou,

    Affiliations: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, United States of America, Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Corrado P. Marini,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Thanjavur S. Ravikumar,

    Affiliations: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, United States of America, Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Ping Wang mail

    pwang@nshs.edu

    Affiliations: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, United States of America, Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: April 23, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002026

About the Authors

Rongqian Wu, Mian Zhou, Thanjavur S. Ravikumar, Ping Wang
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, United States of America
Rongqian Wu, Weifeng Dong, Youxin Ji, Mian Zhou, Corrado P. Marini, Thanjavur S. Ravikumar, Ping Wang
Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pwang@nshs.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PW RW CM TR. Performed the experiments: RW WD YJ MZ. Analyzed the data: PW RW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PW. Wrote the paper: PW RW.