Lisa Kay Conley

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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)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair of craniosynostosis in young children is associated with copious bleeding and often coagulopathy. Typically, a reactive transfusion strategy is used to treat coagulopathy whereby fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is given only after clinical manifestation of clotting abnormality. This prospective, randomized clinical trial was designed to(More)
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 previously shown that hexarelin, a novel GH-releasing peptide (GHRP), is able to elicit GH release when administered i.v., s.c. or by mouth and that it is a more potent GH secretagogue than GHRP-6. In the current study, we investigated the effects of hexarelin administered as repeated doses at 2 h intervals or as a continuous 6, 30 or 174 h infusion(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)
One of the most toxic substances known to humans, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD or dioxin), is also highly pervasive in the environment. It is created naturally in volcanic eruptions and forest fires, and anthropogenically in waste incineration, chlorination processes and certain plastics manufacture. From reports of large industrial and other(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)
The secretion of growth hormone (GH) in both male and female rats is controlled by two main neuropeptides, GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), which is stimulatory, and somatostatin, which is inhibitory. Recently, it has been shown that galanin (GAL) also stimulates GH secretion, although the underlying mechanism is still unknown. It was the aim of this study to(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)