somatocrinin

Growth hormone-releasing hormone.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Somatotrope — Somatotropes are cells in the anterior pituitary which produce growth hormone. These cells constitute 30 40% of anterior pituitary cells. They respond by releasing HGH in response to GHRH (somatocrinin) or are inhibited by GHIH (somatostatin),… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone releasing hormone — Protein Name=PAGENAME caption= Symbol=GHRH AltSymbols=GRF, GHRF HGNCid=4265 Chromosome=20 Arm=p Band= LocusSupplementaryData=12 or q11.2 q12 ECnumber= OMIM=139190 EntrezGene=2691 RefSeq=NM 021081 UniProt=P01286 PDB=Growth hormone releasing… …   Wikipedia

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  • growth hormone–releasing hormone — (GH RH) a neuropeptide elaborated in the hypothalamus that binds to specific receptors on the somatotrophs of the adenohypophysis and stimulates the secretion of growth hormone. Called also somatocrinin, somatoliberin, and somatotropin releasing… …   Medical dictionary

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