Lisa Kay Conley

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Neuroendocrine mechanisms governing growth hormone (GH) secretion are sensitive to nutritional status since the normal pulsatile pattern of GH release is disrupted during conditions of food deprivation or malnutrition. A reasonable hypothesis for this occurrence is the alteration of somatostatin and GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) synthesis, storage and(More)
We have recently reported oral and parenteral bioactivity for a new GH-releasing peptide, hexarelin. In the present study, we have examined the neuroendocrine mechanism by which hexarelin and GHRP-6, two GH-releasing peptides, mediate their actions. Although previous studies have looked at the role of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin(More)
INTRODUCTION Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is associated with negative health effects. Access to healthy beverages may be promoted by policies such as the Healthy Beverage Executive Order (HBEO) established by former Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino, which directed city departments to eliminate the sale of SSBs on city property. Implementation(More)
2, 3, 7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) has adverse effects on reproduction, in part due to direct actions at the ovary. It is unclear whether effects are further mediated by glands that regulate ovarian function. We investigated whether effects of TCDD are mediated via the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Hypothalamic and pituitary tissues were cultured(More)
April marked the 1-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, which brought our city to a standstill as we endured a terrorist attack, manhunt, and subsequent lockdown of the metropolitan area. Twin explosions near the marathon finish line, occurring just minutes apart, left 3 people dead and hundreds injured. In the hour that followed the bombing,(More)
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