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Corticotropin-releasing activity of gastrin-releasing peptide in normal men.

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  • U Knigge
  • J J Holst
  • S Knuhtsen
  • F W Bach
  • P Bang
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Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP; mammalian bombesin) exerts several functions within the hypothalamus and is a putative regulator of pituitary hormone secretion. We investigated the effect of GRP on the secretion of pituitary hormones and cortisol in normal men. GRP was infused iv as primed infusions of 0.12 pmol/kg BW. min for 30 min (GRP I) and 1.50 pmol/kg. min for an additional 30 min (GRP II). GRP dose-dependently stimulated ACTH secretion compared with the effect of saline [net change in ACTH (delta ACTH) before and after treatment: GRP I, 3 +/- 1 (+/- SEM) vs. 0 +/- 1 pmol/L (P less than 0.05); GRP II, 5 +/- 1 vs. -3 +/- 1 pmol/L; P less than 0.01)]. A further increase in plasma ACTH concentration occurred after cessation of GRP infusion (7 +/- 2 vs. 0 +/- 1 pmol/L; P less than 0.025). GRP caused a similar dose-dependent stimulation of cortisol secretion compared with the effect of saline [delta cortisol before and after treatment: GRP I, -19 +/- 21 vs. -68 +/- 14 nmol/L (P less than 0.05); GRP II, 38 +/- 33 vs. -86 +/- 15 nmol/L (P less than 0.005)]. The serum cortisol concentration increased further after cessation of the GRP infusion (72 +/- 31 vs. -124 +/- 33 nmol/L; P less than 0.0025). GRP dose-dependently stimulated beta-endorphin immunoreactivity compared with the effect of saline [delta beta-endorphin immunoreactivity before and after treatment: GRP I, 6 +/- 1 vs. -3 +/- 1 pmol/L (P less than 0.01); GRP II, 11 +/- 4 vs. -6 +/- 2 pg/mL (P less than 0.025)]. GRP had no effect on PRL or GH secretion. We suggest that GRP participates in the neuroendocrine regulation of the secretion of proopiomelanocortin-derived peptides.
Bidragets oversatte titelCorticotropin-releasing activity of gastrin-releasing peptide in normal men.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
Vol/bind65
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)1291-1295
Antal sider5
ISSN0021-972X
StatusUdgivet - 1987

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