Plasma neurotensin levels in prepubertal children and adults: Possible involvement in the regulation of growth hormone secretion

Mauro Bozzola, Agnès Ntodou Thome, Eugenia Giraldi, Anne Marie Lhiaubet, Rose Marie Schimpff

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Abstract

The present study investigated a possible relationship between plasma neurotensin (NT) and serum growth hormone (GH) levels after GH-stimulation provocative tests in humans. Samples were obtained from twelve prepubertal children and sixteen normal adult volunteers. Basal plasma NT levels were higher in children with growth delay (19.02 ± 4.01 fmol/ml) (mean ± SEM) than in normal adults (6.13 ± 1.1 fmol/ml) (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-621
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Growth hormone provocative tests
  • Human
  • Neurotensin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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