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The effect of GHRH, GHRP-2 and somatostatin on GH secretion by fetal pituitary

The effect of GHRH, GHRP-2 and somatostatin on GH secretion by fetal pituitary

Journal of Tongji Medical University 19(4): 277-279

Growth hormone releasing peptide (GHRP-2) is a synthetic hexapeptide which specifically stimulates secretion of growth hormone (GH) by fetal pituitary somatotrophs through a new membrane receptor, which is different from growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin (SMS) receptors. We used cell cultures of human fetal pituitary somatotroph cells to investigate the effect of GHRH, GHRP-2 and somatostatin on GH secretion. The results showed that the mechanism of GHRH/SMS and GHRP-2 was different. This indicated that a different intracellular signal transduction system might also play a crucial role in the regulation of GH secretion.

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