Somatostatin acts by inhibiting the cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)/protein kinase A pathway, cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) phosphorylation, and CREB transcription potency.


Somatostatin (SRIF) was discovered as an inhibitor of GH secretion from pituitary somatotroph cells. SRIF analogs are very effective agents used to treat neuroendocrine tumors and are now being used with increasing frequency in clinical trials to treat more aggressive malignancies. However, the cellular components mediating SRIF signal transduction remain… (More)