The role of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and growth hormone releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) analogue hexarelin was investigated in the regulation of GH production from lymphocytes. Porcine and bovine blood mononuclear cells were separated using density gradient centrifugation method by layering the whole blood or buffy coat cells on lymphodex. Cells were incubated for 3 or 5 days with or without phytohemagglutinin (PHA-M), GHRH, GHRP-6 analogue hexarelin, somatostatin or GHRH+hexarelin. Growth hormone was fractionated from supernatants by gel chromatography and further concentrated by lyophilisation at -20degreesC. A nearly two fold increase in basal secretion of GH (porcine: 3.5+/-0.1 ng/ml, bovine: 3.2 +/- 0.2 ng/ml) was achived by GHRH and hexarelin at concentrations of 0.1, 1.0, 10 and 100 nM in both porcine and bovine cells. Lymphocytic GH release was also stimulated in response to PHA-M (10 mug/well). Neither a dose dependent nor a synergistic nor an additive effect was apparent on GH secretion from lymphocytes. GHRH stimulated lymphocytic GH secretion, whereas, somatostatin had no effect. This study reports for the first time that hexarelin stimulates the secretion of GH from peripheral lymphocytes.

Growth Hormone Secretagogue (GHS) Analogue, Hexarelin Stimulates GH From Peripheral Lymphocytes

POPPI, LISA;
2002

Abstract

The role of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) and growth hormone releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) analogue hexarelin was investigated in the regulation of GH production from lymphocytes. Porcine and bovine blood mononuclear cells were separated using density gradient centrifugation method by layering the whole blood or buffy coat cells on lymphodex. Cells were incubated for 3 or 5 days with or without phytohemagglutinin (PHA-M), GHRH, GHRP-6 analogue hexarelin, somatostatin or GHRH+hexarelin. Growth hormone was fractionated from supernatants by gel chromatography and further concentrated by lyophilisation at -20degreesC. A nearly two fold increase in basal secretion of GH (porcine: 3.5+/-0.1 ng/ml, bovine: 3.2 +/- 0.2 ng/ml) was achived by GHRH and hexarelin at concentrations of 0.1, 1.0, 10 and 100 nM in both porcine and bovine cells. Lymphocytic GH release was also stimulated in response to PHA-M (10 mug/well). Neither a dose dependent nor a synergistic nor an additive effect was apparent on GH secretion from lymphocytes. GHRH stimulated lymphocytic GH secretion, whereas, somatostatin had no effect. This study reports for the first time that hexarelin stimulates the secretion of GH from peripheral lymphocytes.
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