The Role of Somatostatins in the Regulation of Growth in Fish

  title={The Role of Somatostatins in the Regulation of Growth in Fish},
  author={Nicole M Very and Mark A. Sheridan},
  journal={Fish Physiology and Biochemistry},
Somatostatins (SS) are a structurally diverse family of peptide hormones that affect various aspects of growth, development and metabolism in vertebrates. Fish have proved to be useful models for understanding the role(s) of SS in the regulation of growth. Organismal growth is inhibited by SS and fish with impaired growth (caused by fasting or premature transfer to seawater of anadromous species) display enhanced SS production and elevated plasma levels of the hormone. Somatostatins modulate… CONTINUE READING

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