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Table 1 Tissue distribution of `wild-type' preproghrelin, the Δex2 preproghrelin and Δex2,3 preproghrelin variants (encoded by GHRL ), and GOAT (encoded by MBOAT4 ) in sheep, determined using qualitative RT-PCR

From: Cloning and tissue distribution of novel splice variants of the ovine ghrelin gene

Tissue Preproghrelin Δex2 preproghrelin Δex2,3 preproghrelin GOAT
Aorta + - - -
Abomasum + + + +
Bladder - + - -
Colon + + - +
Heart muscle + - - +
Hypothalamus + + - -
Kidney + - - +
Large intestine + + - +
Liver + + - +
Lung + + - +
MLN + + - +
Pancreas + + - +
Salivary gland + - - +
Skeletal muscle - - - +
Small intestine + + + +
Spleen + - - +
Trachea + - - -
Tooth + + - +
Vein + + - -
White blood cells - + + -
  1. MLN denotes Mesenteric Lymph Node. + = expressed. - = not detected.