+1 Recommend
1 collections
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Further Evidence That Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone Participates in the Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion in the Rat

      Read this article at

          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.


          Effects of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) on growth hormone (GH) secretion were investigated in vivo (on intact or mediobasal hypothalamic lesioned rats tested under either anesthesia or free moving conditions) as well as in vitro (in incubation or perifusion systems of anterior pituitary tissue). The peptide induced a rapid, dose-dependent increase of plasma GH levels in free moving animals bearing an extensive lesion of the mediobasal hypothalamus including the median eminence. Under comparable conditions, TRH was ineffective in intact animals. After chloral hydrate anesthesia a GH response to TRH was recorded in both groups, but lesioned rats exhibited a better responsiveness to all doses tested. In vitro TRH increased GH release from incubated or perifused pituitaries sampled from both intact and lesioned rats in a transient and concentration-dependent manner. A similar effect was obtained with the (3 Me His<sup>2</sup>) analogue of TRH. These findings indicate that TRH can affect GH secretion at the pituitary level under specific experimental conditions and support the hypothesis that either peripheral hormones or other, still unidentified hypothalamic neurohormones may modulate this effect.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          S. Karger AG
          01 April 2008
          : 44
          : 1
          : 70-75
          aUnité de Neuroendocrinologie, U-159 Inserm, Paris, et bLaboratoire d’Endocrinologie, UER des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Paris, France
          124624 Neuroendocrinology 1986;44:70–75
          © 1986 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 6
          Original Paper


          Comment on this article