|Growth hormone (GH, somatotropin, hGH, pituitary growth hormone)
GH is a member of the large family of growth factors that includes prolactin, placental lactogens, proliferins, and somatolactin. Additionally, GH is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by somatotropic... Read more.
|Somatostatin Receptor 2: Treating Patients Who Cannot Stop Growing
Acromegaly is a rare life-shortening disease caused by elevated levels of growth hormone (GH) secreted by a tumor on the pituitary gland. Treatments include somatostatin analogs, which activate somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2), reducing GH secretion an... Read more.