releasing factor


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Related to releasing factor: corticotropin releasing factor, growth hormone releasing factor
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Synonyms for releasing factor

a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones

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Comparison of basal neuropeptide Y and corticotropin releasing factor levels between the high ethanol drinking C57BL/6J and low ethanol drinking DBA/2J inbred mouse strains.
In vitro and in vivo analysis of the effects of corticotropin releasing factor on rat dorsal vagal complex.
The company's lead compound, ThGRF, is an analogue of a natural hormone known as growth hormone releasing factor.
Blunted adrenocorticotropin hormone and [Beta]-endorphin responses after corticotropin releasing factor administration
Chief Scientific Officer, Fiona Marshall and Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, will present views of a high resolution X-ray crystal structure of the Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF-1) receptor, together with information about additional novel in-house GPCR structures and Heptares pipeline programmes, at upcoming scientific conferences.
The name's initial letters also reference ghrelin's role as a growth hormone releasing factor.
Neurogen Corporation (Branford, CT; 203-315-4615), a leading small molecule drug discovery and development company, and Aventis Pharma (Bridgewater, NJ; 908-231-4659), jointly announced an exclusive worldwide collaboration to develop new drugs for treatment of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders based on Neurogen's innovative portfolio of pre-clinical corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF1) antagonist compounds.
The market scenario is expected to change after the launch of new therapies such as Alpha and Beta Adrenergic Receptor antagonists, N - methyl D - aspartate (NMDA) receptor modulators, Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF1) inhibitors, Progesterone receptor antagonist, V1 Receptor antagonists, and mGluR7 NAM inhibitor.
Neurobiologists have found that consumption of alcohol also may alter regulatory agents of stress, particularly increasing corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) activity and decreasing neuropeptide Y.
Analysis of Pharmaprojects data indicates that research efforts into prostate cancer drugs have focused on products acting as luteinising hormone releasing factor agonists, thereby decreasing the levels of circulating testosterone.
The market scenario is expected to change after the launch of new therapies such as Alpha and Beta Adrenergic Receptor antagonists, N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor modulators, Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF1) inhibitors, Progesterone receptor antagonist, V1 Receptor antagonists, and mGluR7 NAM inhibitor.
Washington Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified the histamine releasing factor (HRF) molecule as a promising target for developing new treatments for a number of allergic reactions including asthma.
Forthcoming post-traumatic stress disorder treatments include mGluR7 NAM inhibitors; Progesterone receptor antagonists; N - methyl D - aspartate (NMDA) receptor modulators; Alpha and Beta Adrenergic Receptor antagonists; Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF1) inhibitors and V1 Receptor antagonists.
Hoffman-La Roche has now synthesized this peptide, called growth-hormone releasing factor (GHRF).
Promising new treatments include neurokinin (NK) receptor and corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) antagonists.