Table 2. Effects of nephrectomy in mice upon the plasma and stomach C-IRa

Plasma C-IR (fmol/ml)Stomach C-IR Contents & Concentrations
(pmol/stomach)(fmol/mg stomach)
a C-IR, carboxyl-terminal ghrelin immunoreactivity = ghrelin plus desacyl ghrelin. n = 5 for each group. ND, not determined.
b P < 0.001;
cP > 0.05 versus each control.
Heminephrectomy602 ± 64cNDND
Control448 ± 70NDND
Bilateral nephrectomy1677 ± 185b592 ± 50c3670 ± 317c
Control542 ± 20617 ± 183111 ± 173