Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, September 27th, 2004
"Circulating human GH (hGH) consists of several molecular isoforms. It was previously reported that the proportion of 20 kilodalton hGH (20K-hGH) was elevated in the serum of patients with active acromegaly. In this study, we investigated the effects of octreotide and transsphenoidal adenomectomy on the proportion of 20K-hGH in the serum of seven acromegalic patients," researchers in Japan report.
"To achieve an acute effect, octreotide (100 microgram) was subcutaneously injected as a bolus....
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