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      A Tripeptidyl Ensemble Perspective of Interactive Control of Growth Hormone Secretion

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          Current investigational tools in molecular biology, biochemistry and integrative physiology have revealed an increasing array of signals that influence growth hormone (GH) secretion. The present perspective combines these factors under a simplified final-common pathway model of threefold joint control by GH-releasing hormone, GH-releasing peptide/ghrelin and somatostatin. This concept is highlighted from the viewpoint of sex steroid- and age-dependent modulation of the peptide trilogy listed above.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                HRE
                Horm Res Paediatr
                10.1159/issn.1663-2818
                Hormone Research in Paediatrics
                S. Karger AG
                978-3-8055-7609-3
                978-3-318-00998-9
                1663-2818
                1663-2826
                2003
                July 2003
                17 November 2004
                : 60
                : Suppl 1
                : 86-101
                Affiliations
                Mayo Medical and Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., USA
                Article
                71232 Horm Res 2003;60(suppl 1):86–101
                10.1159/000071232
                12955024
                © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel

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                Figures: 12, References: 83, Pages: 16
                Categories
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