Paul Brazeau

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A peptide has been isolated from ovine hypothalamus which, at 1 x 10(-9)M, inhibits secretion in vitro of immunoreactive rat or human growth hormones and is similarly active in vivo in rats. Its structure is H-Ala-Gly-Cys-Lys-Asn-Phe-Phe-Trp-Lys-Thr-Phe-Thr-Ser-Cys-OH The synthetic replicate is biologically active.
A 44 amino acid peptide with growth hormone-releasing activity has been isolated from a human tumor of the pancreas that had caused acromegaly. The primary structure of the tumor-derived peptide is H-Tyr-Ala-Asp-Ala-Ile-Phe-Thr-Asn-Ser-Tyr-Arg-Lys-Val-Leu-Gly-Gln-Leu-Ser-Ala- Arg-Lys-Leu-Leu-Gln-Asp-Ile-Met-Ser-Arg-Gln-Gln-Gly-Glu-Ser-Asn-Gln-Glu-Arg-Gly(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) receptor in human osteoarthritic (OA) and normal adult chondrocytes. The biologic response of chondrocytes to IGF-1 stimulation was examined, as was the presence and synthesis of IGF binding proteins (IGFBP) in these cells. METHODS Binding studies, Northern blot, immunohistochemical(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of age and sex on basal secretory patterns of growth hormone (GH) and growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) induced GH release. Eighteen pigs (9 castrated males and 9 females) were stimulated with pGRF(1-29)NH2 at 7,11,15,19 and 23 weeks of age. Blood samples were taken from each animal via jugular vein(More)
The relative maturity of renal circulatory responses to efferent renal nerve stimulation, and to exogenous norepinephrine and isoproterenol, was tested in 62 piglets (1--16 days old) under pentobarbital anesthesia (10--25 mg/kg). Aortic pressure, heart rate, and renal and femoral arterial flows (measured by electromagnetic flow transducers) were recorded(More)
The concept of a hypothalamic neurohumoral control for anterior pituitary secretion postulates the existence of a growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) of neuronal origin that stimulates the pituitary gland to release growth hormone (GH). Such a compound has not yet been isolated and characterized from the brain, although there is extensive physiological(More)