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Synonyms for GHRF

a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body

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The results of the present study indicate that ATR targets the GHRHR of pituitary cells and that ATR-mediated inhibition of GH production in pituitary cells results from competition between ATR and GHRF for GHRHR binding.
Note: CRF - corticotropin releasing factor; TRH - thyrotropin releasing hormone; GHRF - growth hormone releasing factor, SOM-somatostatin; ACTH-adrenocorticotropin; GH - growth hormone; LH - leutinizing hormones; FSH - follicle-stimulating hormone; PRL - prolactin; NK - natural killer cell; IFN - interferon; IL - interleukin
The similarity between growth hormone in humans and in many other species led Felix's team to explore livestock applications of the GHRF as well.