Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Pattern-dependent suppression of growth hormone (GH) pulsatility by ghrelin and GH-releasing peptide-6 in moderately GH-deficient rats

Thompson, Nichola M., Davies, Jeffrey Stephens, Mode, Agneta, Houston, Pamela A. and Wells, Timothy 2003. Pattern-dependent suppression of growth hormone (GH) pulsatility by ghrelin and GH-releasing peptide-6 in moderately GH-deficient rats. Endocrinology 144 (11) , pp. 4859-4867. 10.1210/en.2003-0423

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The peptide hormone ghrelin binds to the GH secretagogue receptor (GHS-R), stimulates GH secretion, and promotes adipogenesis. However, continuous GHS infusion does not stimulate skeletal growth and is associated with desensitization to further GH secretagogue treatment. In this study, 7-d intermittent (i.e. every 3 h) infusion of ghrelin, or the GH secretagogue, GH-releasing peptide-6, in the moderately GH- deficient transgenic growth-retarded rat, augmented GH secretion, leading to a sustained acceleration in skeletal growth. In contrast, continuous infusion of ghrelin, or GH-releasing peptide-6, suppressed the amplitude of spontaneous GH secretory episodes and produced only a transient increase in body weight gain. The reduction in GH secretion seen with continuous GHS-R activation was not associated with a desensitization of the pituitary to GH-releasing factor or to down-regulation of hypothalamic GHS-R mRNA expression. Continuous ghrelin treatment elicited an increase in somatostatin mRNA expression in the periventricular nuclei. Thus, exposure to continuously elevated circulating ghrelin may be responsible for the suppression of GH secretion reported in rats after prolonged starvation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Publisher: Endocrine Society
ISSN: 0013-7227
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 22:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63051

Citation Data

Cited 25 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 27 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item