Leon S. Farhy

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Growth hormone (GH) secretion is controlled by GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), the GH release-inhibiting hormone somatostatin (SRIF), and autofeedback connections. The ensemble network produces sexually dimorphic patterns of GH secretion. In an effort to formalize this system, we implemented a deterministically based autonomous feedback-driven construct of(More)
Growth hormone (GH) pulsatility requires periventricular-nuclear somatostatin(SRIF(PeV)), arcuate-nuclear (ArC) GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), and systemic GH autofeedback. However, no current formalism interlinks these regulatory loci in a manner that generates self-renewable GH dynamics. The latter must include in the adult rat 1) infrequent volleys of(More)
Growth hormone (GH) secretion, controlled principally by a GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) and GH release-inhibiting hormone [somatostatin (SRIF)] displays vivid sexual dimorphism in many species. We hypothesized that relatively small differences within a dynamic core GH network driven by regulatory interactions among GH, GHRH, and SRIF explain the gender(More)
Models of physiological systems facilitate rational experimental design, inference, and prediction. A recent construct of regulated growth hormone (GH) secretion interlinks the actions of GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), somatostatin (SRIF), and GH secretagogues (GHS) with GH feedback in the rat (Farhy LS, Veldhuis JD. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol(More)
Growth hormone (GH) secretion is vividly pulsatile in all mammalian species studied. In a simplified model, self-renewable GH pulsatility can be reproduced by assuming individual, reversible, time-delayed, and threshold-sensitive hypothalamic outflow of GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) and GH release-inhibiting hormone (somatostatin; SRIF). However, this basic(More)
Ghrelin is a native ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) receptor that stimulates pulsatile GH secretion markedly. At present, no formal construct exists to unify ensemble effects of ghrelin, GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), somatostatin (SRIF), and GH feedback. To model such interactions, we have assumed that ghrelin can stimulate pituitary GH(More)
Glucagon counterregulation (GCR) protects against hypoglycemia, but is impaired in type 1 diabetes (T1DM). A model-based analysis of in vivo animal data predicts that the GCR defects are linked to basal hyperglucagonemia. To test this hypothesis we studied the relationship between basal glucagon (BasG) and the GCR response to hypoglycemia in 29(More)
Critically ill patients often have hormonal stress responses due to trauma and intensive therapy. As a result, they spend an excessive amount of time with abnormally high blood glucose (BG) levels. Computerized protocols, such as the adaptive proportional feedback (APF) protocol, provide computer-directed insulin delivery to treat stress-induced(More)