A study of growth hormone release in man after oral administration of amino acids.

@article{Isidori1981ASO,
  title={A study of growth hormone release in man after oral administration of amino acids.},
  author={A. M. Isidori and Andrea Lo Monaco and M. Cappa},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={1981},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={
          475-81
        }
}
Key MethodA study was carried out in 15 male volunteers to evaluate qualitatively the secretion of growth factors following stimulation by oral amino acids. The results showed that oral administration of a combination of two amino acids (1200 mg 1-lysine plus 1200 mg 1-arginine) provoked a release of pituitary somatotropin and insulin. This phenomenon was reproducible and the growth hormone secreted in response to this stimulation had biological activity (as demonstrated by a radioreceptor assay and…

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